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August 30, 2017

NEXT UP: Coconut Oil! 

Who cares about coconut oil? Glad you asked.  While it’s trendy and may be old news for your hair and skin DIY’s, did you know just how many health benefits there are?

It’s amazing how much information one  book nerd can amass in 8 years of researc...

August 20, 2017

KMS acupuncture allows for a more gentle experience yet very effective compared to a traditional Chinese style of needling. Both styles treat a wide range of conditions like pain, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, immune function, hormone balancing.

August 14, 2017

In my acupuncture clinic and my life, I often struggle with explaining the how and why of Chinese Medicine, and I see the same problem all around me. The language is part of the problem; as practitioners we learn esoteric terms like qi, yin, yang, and wind in school wh...

October 3, 2016

 I absolutely love this technique to really bring awareness to and integrate mind-body holding patterns; what better than breath to bring ourselves back to the present moment? 

"The issues in the tissues", as we say... Message me to reserve your space!

August 30, 2016

Any pain persisting beyond 6 weeks can start to reprogram the pathways in the brain, so the pain receptors are actually working overtime and sensing tissue damage which may not actually even be there anymore.

August 17, 2016

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ant the cheat-sheet to balancing your physical, mental and emotional health? As promised, the first of (hopefully) many events in the near future is on the horizon. I'll be hosting a free informational seminar on the 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine, next Thursday, Augu...

August 2, 2016

In the coming months you'll find me promoting Black Spruce Acupuncture out of a brand new and beautiful treatment space (as shown), heading back to complete the doctorate in Chinese Medicine to better serve you in the herbal and supplemental areas, and continuing s...

February 28, 2016

Hello at home! To my valued followers back in Canada, I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the springtime blossoms. For myself, the Carribean is already hot enough! We set sail yesterday from Texas, are on our way to Cozumel and then Jamiaca, and Grand Cayman after...

January 15, 2016

Why Black Spruce? This adaptable little evergreen thrives in Canada from coast to coast, even in poor boggy soils near my home in northern BC. Like a breath of sharp northern air in the forest, black spruce is powerfully grounding and calming. It is considered sacred i...

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