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In Five Element Acupuncture, the Metal element, Jin, is one of the five fundamental elements that influence the balance and harmony within the body and mind.  In the Five Element system, the Metal element is associated with the Lungs and Large Intestines. These organs play an important role in the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”), […]

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In Five Element Acupuncture, the Water element, Shui, is one of the five fundamental elements that influence the balance and harmony within the body and mind.  In the Five Element system, the Water element is associated with the kidneys and bladder organs. These organs play an important role in the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”), […]

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In Five Element Acupuncture, the Wood element, Mu, is one of the five fundamental elements that influence the balance and harmony within the body and mind.  In the Five Element system, the Wood element is associated with the Liver and Gallbladder. These organs play an important role in the smooth flow of qi (pronounced “chee”), […]

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In the eastern perspective, everything that exists only exists as a relation to something else. Being part of a cohesive whole makes things be seen from a relative position of duality. It is only when viewing something through the relationship that it has with something else that we are able to fully grasp and understand […]

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Three concepts that are highly important to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are the understanding of Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, and Qi. But what does qi even mean? To a western mind, it doesn’t sound very real sometimes, or may be confusing when we consider what it means. Qi is translated and understood as […]

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Handling postpartum depression can be a long, lonely, and stressful time for you as an individual and for your family unit. What should be a time of great joy and celebration becomes a day to day battle to do even small things. You may feel like you’re carrying a burden on your shoulders, or struggling […]

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Dr. Michael here! One aspect of our clinic that can sometimes be a source of interest and curiosity are the holistic supplements and herbs that we use in conjunction with acupuncture. What separates our recommendations and prescriptions from other clinics is that our cabinet is stocked with natural, holistic supplements. The difference is that prescription […]

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Anxiety can sometimes feel like we’re dragging around a boulder on our shoulders, never letting us relax or let go of the sense that something is wrong. It can feel like it controls our life, dictating how we behave, how we socialize, how we cope, and how we navigate the challenges of day to day […]

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Are you curious about what services our aesthetician Kandace can offer? Confused about what treatment might work best with what your skin type needs, and don’t know where to start? Kandace does not just offer classic facials!  She also offers dermaplaning, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time, and […]

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Stress is a physical, mental and emotional response to perceived threats or demands. While some stress can be motivating, chronic stress can have detrimental effects on both physical and mental health. Managing stress is essential for overall well-being. Techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and hobbies can help reduce stress levels. But what happens when […]

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