Gua sha expert coming to Bozeman


You may have heard the term “gua sha” because it seems to be surging in popularity these days or you may even be practicing it yourself. Do you know everything it can be used for, what’s really happening under the surface, and the steps to take for public safety? Mark your calendar for November 9-10, … Read more

Acupuncture and fertility, a natural pair

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As a Licensed Acupuncturist, I practice holistic medicine and one of my areas of special interest is fertility and helping women get pregnant naturally. Men and women can be challenged when it comes to being able to conceive. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be useful to re-balance the physical body, enhance fertility and calm the … Read more

How can acupuncture fit into your life?

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Admit it, you can feel it – fall is in the air! Your adventure-packed summer plans have all but come to fruition. It’s now time to get your ducks in a row, so to speak.  Summer – the ultimate, upward and outward expression of Yang energy – is turning downward and inward towards Winter – … Read more

Self care to strengthen your lungs


With the equinox a month away on Sept 22, 2017, you’ve probably felt the crisp morning air telling us we are moving from summer into autumn. Autumn is one of the best times for a seasonal acupuncture tune up!  Now is the time of year when energy flows in and down. You may feel melancholy … Read more

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 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

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