When was the last time you had a really good cry?

Have you been feeling a little bit down recently? I know I have – we’re not alone and it’s actually not a bad thing.According to Chinese Medicine, Autumn is associated with grief and sadness, so it’s normal to feel that way during this time year. Just as the trees let…

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Want more ease and flow? Try This

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I seem to have a knack for doing things the hard way. I kind of get off on it, working hard. I like pushing my limits, challenging myself physically, professionally, and pushing the edge of my personal evolution. The thing about pushing and working hard — yang mode — is…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 40 – Essential Oils: First Aid for Body and Soul

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    Episode 40 – Essential Oils: First Aid for Body and Soul with Tiffany Carole Pollard, MS, L.Ac., LMP   What’s in your first aid kit? If all you’ve got is band-aids, antibiotic ointment, NSAIDs, and antihistamines, you could be missing out. In Episode 40, Brodie talks with Tiffany…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 38: Essential Oils for Essential Self-Care

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    Episode 38: Essential Oils for Essential Self-Care with Jodi Cohen, NTP In Episode 38, Brodie talks with Jodi Cohen, NTP about the power of essential oils and aromatherapy. Jodi first discovered essential oils after going through an emotionally strenuous time in her life, and the practical knowledge she…

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Chinese Medicine on the Conscious Path

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  I remember when I first fell in love with Chinese Medicine. I was in massage therapy school, and when I took a shiatsu class (a Japanese style of massage based on Chinese Medicine meridian theory), we had to learn the basics. I was hooked. It resonated with me so…

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Chinese Medicine on the Conscious Path and Quick Favor

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Do you have 3 minutes to help me out with a quick favor? I’d love to get to know you better, and where you are on your path to thriving. By way of shameless bribery, I’m giving away copies of my new Healthy Eating Meditation (which has been helping lots…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 35: Reducing Acid Reflux

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Episode 35: Reducing Acid Reflux With Joe Moceus, L.Ac.   Have you ever wolfed down a delicious meal only to find yourself met with burning discomfort? In Episode 35, Brodie talks with her colleague, Joe Moceus, L.Ac., about what you can do to avoid feeling the burn. Joe’s family has…

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Pain in the Neck? Acupuncture’s got your back.

By: Joe Moceus, L.Ac. Ever woken up with a stiff neck where you couldn’t turn your head completely in one direction? It’s a real pain the neck, right? Simple daily tasks like putting on a shirt or driving a car suddenly pose a challenge. A neck injury can lead to…

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Stop Feeling Guilty with these 5 Acu-points

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Part 2 in the Self-Care for Emotional Healing series (read part 1 here) Guilt is heavy. Ever get a sinking feeling in your abdomen when you feel like you didn’t live up to your own standards? Or experience a sensation of something weighing on the conscience, like you were carrying…

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Acupuncture Helps Lower Back Pain

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In the largest study of the effects of acupuncture for lower back pain in the US (published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, now JAMA, in 2009), it’s demonstrated that acupuncture is a more effective way of treating chronic low back pain than the standard conventional treatments of medication and physical therapy. …

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