In a large chunk of the US, the ground is frozen over, and airborne allergies aren’t a worry. In Phoenix, however, we’re getting into our major growing season, and everything is flying through the air. That may mean that you’re sneezing a lot more than normal these days. You keep tissues in the car, the office, and every room of your house, but you haven’t worn your contacts in weeks, and your eyes just won’t stop itching … Yep, you
A turn of the calendar from one year to the next means we start to think about the bad habits we’ve acquired, and strive to change them. Eat healthier, go to the gym more, work less, spend more time with friends and family, stop smoking … we set all of these goals, hopes, and expectations within the first week of January each year. Unfortunately, for too many of us, by the time we turn the calendar again to February, we’re
In Western cultures, acupuncture is probably the most popular and well known of overall traditional Chinese medicine (TCM); in fact, for many people, it may be the only one they know. But there are actually five main branches of TCM, and most practitioners incorporate some or all of them to create a comprehensive, individualized solution.
There is a proven connection between the mind and body, so if your mind isn’t in the right place, it will be challenging to have
In our last blog entry here, we discussed the stressful holiday season and mentioned the endless array of decadent food items that go along with it: turkeys, tenderloins, cakes, cookies, and pies, just to name a few. While delicious and festive, those foods, along with many others we encounter on a daily basis, can wreak havoc on our systems. For some of us, digestive problems strike only occasionally and can be soothed easily with time or an over-the-counter remedy, but
The last two months of the year always seem to fly by in a blur, don’t they? There’s decorating to do, company to clean for, turkeys (and fruit cakes, cookies, casseroles, etc.) to cook, gifts to buy, flights to catch, parties to attend, stockings to stuff, and the list just goes on and on. It’s no wonder that, though regarded as the most festive and joyous time of year, it’s also the most stressful for many people. The pressure to