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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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 66: Ayurvedic Tips for Navigating the Seasonal Transition Into Autumn with Colette Kent

Episode 66: Ayurvedic Tips for Navigating the Seasonal Transition Into Autumn with Colette Kent   Colette Kent is an Ayurvedic Educator and the founder of Elements Natural Healing and Wellbeing who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. She is the former owner of a…

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A Healthy Curiosity Episode 63: Diagnosing Your Tongue

Episode 63: Diagnosing your Tongue I’ve been pretty busy lately. We dropped our daughter off at her first year of college, vacationing for a week in the Orcas, and attended a friend’s wedding in Seattle. When we got back, I was busy transitioning office managers and seeing more patients than…

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How to Increase Confidence at Work in 2 minutes a Day

If you’ve ever come to see me or Joe for acupuncture, you know we’re not just slinging needles. We listen, strategize, and teach bodymind strategies. Because while it’s AWESOME to watch someone get off the table pain-free, it’s also wicked cool to teach that person the tools to take care…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 25: Intro to Perimenopause with Dr. Kate Dale

    Episode 25: Perimenopause with Dr. Katherine Dale, ND You’ve heard of menopause, but are you familiar with perimenopause? In this episode, Brodie talks with Dr. Katherine Dale, ND, about perimenopause, the natural transition from reproductive years into menopause. Menopause is well known as the end of a person’s…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 19 – Acupuncture: Bridging the Research Gap

    Episode 19 – Acupuncture: Bridging the Research Gap with Matthew Bauer, L.Ac.   Did you know acupuncture is being used to treat veterans with PTSD? Don’t worry, most people don’t. In Episode 19, Brodie talks with Matthew Bauer, Licensed Acupuncturist and President of the Acupuncture Now Foundation, a…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 13: Acupuncture & Emotional Healing, Part III

    Episode 13: Emotional Healing & Acupuncture, Part III   In Part 3 of the Emotional Healing & Acupuncture Series, Brodie shares a series of journal entries written by a patient (who we’re calling Shawna to preserve her anonymity) as she underwent a series of acupuncture treatments to help her…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 11: Emotional Healing & Acupuncture, Part 1

    Episode 11: Emotional Healing & Acupuncture Part 1   On today’s show, Brodie talks with a long-time patient, “Marcia” –  not her real name, per her request. They discuss how acupuncture helped Marcia let go of emotions related to post-traumatic stress that she developed after a camping trip…

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Natural Help for Seasonal Allergies

It’s officially allergy season here in the Willamette Valley. Since taking over-the-counter allergy medication may increase your risk for dementia, you may be thinking twice about popping Benadryl on a daily basis. Happily, you don’t have to choose between short-term allergy relief and long-term dementia — there are plenty of natural remedies that can…

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