Meditation Helps Prevent Colds and Flu

According to a UW-Madison study, meditation can reduce the incidence, duration and severity of colds and the flu by about 30 percent to 60 percent. It seems strange that our society spends so much time and energy to prove what seems … Read More

Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger

Here is a delicious fall recipe for Butternut squash and ginger soup.  We Chinese medicine practitioners say that this soup helps “Tonify the Spleen Qi”, which translates into stronger digestion, greater energy levels, and increased ability to process information.  The … Read More

Metta Meditation

Metta is a meditation on loving kindness.  Below is a guided Metta meditation that I learned from the book World as Lover, World as Self, by Joanna Macy.  I have used it on many occasions when leading group meditations and … Read More

Boosting Immunity with Yoga

And now for the number one yoga pose for boosting immunity: supported setu bandha sarvangasana.  That’s a mouthful. It is also called supported bridge pose, or setu bandhasana. When I went through my yoga teacher certification program, I learned that … Read More

Dodge Colds & Flus: Part 2, Bone Broth

Virginia Prior, L.Ac., DAOM This is obviously not an option for vegetarians, but if you are open to the Traditional Food movement (ala Weston Price), this may be appealing to you, and it will certainly be appealing to your body, … Read More

Joe’s Bieler’s Broth Cleanse

by Joe Curcio, L. Ac. I was intrigued when I first learned of Bieler’s broth from Virginia Prior, our resident women’s health specialist.  I had noticed her prescribing the broth to other patients, but it wasn’t until she talked about it at our … Read More

Dodge Colds & Flus: Part 1, Bieler’s Broth

by Virginia Prior, L.Ac., DAOM Following this protocol can set you up for a fantastic fall with zero colds & flus in your household. Starting with Bieler’s Broth, a vegetarian soup that can be eaten during a “fast”, or can … Read More

Fortify for Fall

I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting at the South Bay Yoga Conference on the topic of boosting the immune system in preparation for the coming season.  Please join me on Sunday, August 12th at 2pm at … Read More

Prescription for Wellness

A tired man with a neat part, suit and tie, holding his heart, sits upon a doctor’s table and confesses: Doctor, I don’t feel well and I’m not sure why. A bored doctor in a white lab coat’s pen stalls … Read More

South Bay Yoga Conference Passes

Win a free pass to the South Bay Yoga Conference! This pass is good for any 5 classes over the weekend ($150 value). Post on our Facebook page how acupuncture has made a positive change in your life and be entered … Read More

Quick Curried Lentils and Rice

We’re all busy… busy being busy, as my friend likes to say.  Several years ago I posted a recipe for an Indian dish called kichari.  While healthy and delicious, it admittedly takes a relatively long time to prepare.  Here is … Read More

How to Choose an Insurance Policy with Acupuncture Benefits

One of my patients is switching insurance policies and asked me which one she should choose to get the best acupuncture coverage.  I get this question from time to time, so decided to write a blog about it.  Below is … Read More