Ancient wisdom for today’s ultrarunners

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Are you or someone you know training for an ultra? Outside Bozeman just published my article about the importance of moderation and prevention as part of a wise training approach. 

Acupuncture for Caregivers


A small group gathers in the parlor on the first floor of The Health Collective in downtown Bozeman, where I practice acupuncture. Sometimes we sit in silence, sometimes there is quiet music playing and sometimes we talk. Time to receive What matters most is that these individuals who are caregivers, for 30 minutes on a … Read more

Acupuncture and the opioid crisis


You’ve heard a lot about the opioid crisis. But did you know that acupuncture is a safe alternative for treating chronic pain without the risk of addiction? We here in the Bozeman area are so fortunate to have access to acupuncture and a wide variety of alternatives for pain management. Check out this Bozeman Magazine commentary that … Read more

Acupuncture and Alzheimer’s Disease


Watching the PBS documentary “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts” brought back lots of memories for me – both of the disease that claimed my father and his unwavering caregiving by my mother.  Promising research worth pursuingCurrently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) which has been described as a tsunami coming our way in the … Read more

What to expect at Rootstock Acupuncture


Acupuncture can be an interesting hybrid between a medical procedure and a spa-like treatment. While it can address specific health concerns, it also engenders an overall feeling of ease – some clients have even described their experience as “sacred.” That said, my practice, Rootstock Acupuncture, is not a typical medical clinic or spa – it feels … Read more

Taking this time to give thanks


This Saturday, my family and I will be heading south for a week-long road trip family vacation in the Utah desert. Thanksgiving, for us, will be bountiful views of orange sandstone formations, hikes in curvy slot canyons, and the joy of being together. I love this time of year when we get back to what is … Read more

5 ways to proactively stay healthy (and have fun) in Winter


Wear a scarf! We all know that hand washing is one of the best lines of defense against external pathogens. But did you know that wearing a scarf owl scarfprotects you from what Chinese medicine calls “Feng.” Feng, which translates to English as “Wind,” is not just the literal movement of air. It carries with … Read more

Feeling “at home:” A powerfully content place to be

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Acupuncture acts as a compass leading us back to a state of homeostasis. Modern research shows numerous examples of acupuncture’s bi-directional regulatory action:1      “… lowers the blood pressure in patients with hypertension and elevates it in patients with hypotension…”      “… increases gastric secretion in patients with hypoacidity, and decreases it in patients with … Read more

Breathe: It makes everything better


While attending acupuncture school in Florida, I saw a bumper sticker that I absolutely loved: “If anything can go well, it will.”1 That’s Murphy’s Law turned on its head! We can apply the same idea to smoking cessation. Perhaps instead of thinking “I want to quit smoking” try: “I want to keep breathing!” Unfortunately, I’ve … Read more