President Obama’s dream to have health care made available and affordable to all is essentially guaranteed now that he has been re-elected. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is set to go into effect in […]

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Ashley Boyes, a 27-year-old American stroke victim, traveled to China for treatment, reported Brenda Duran in the January 2013 issue of Acupuncture Today. After seeing 9000 Needles, the documentary about a body builder who recovers from a stroke at the […]

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  A “restorative lifestyle” is the secret to staying calm and maintaining a youthful vigor. Winter is a good time to cultivate it. Nature tells us to slow down to allow our bodies to build up energy for the spring. […]

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Blank Canvas
01.02.13

We have been given another year, another chance, and a brand new blank canvas to create a unique piece of art with our lives. Hopefully it will compel with its composition, balance, harmony and light. That is how I see […]

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Holiday
12.19.12

This has been an extraordinary year in many ways. I want to send warm holiday wishes to everyone who has make this year most memorable—to my clients who have allowed me to use my skills, to my teachers, especially Matt […]

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B.B. King, Bob Dylan, and Mary J. Blige: we listened to these artists and many more as we warmed up yesterday at Diane McCarthy’s 12 p.m. Simonson Dance class at DNA (Dance New Amsterdam), I saw my friends Marcia and […]

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Gratitude
11.23.12

Gratitude supports health. Just think about that slight smile and feeling of warmth that comes from a mutually nourishing conversation, a satisfying meal when we are hungry, or just some time alone to reflect on the small or very big […]

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For the last two and a half weeks I have been working on a manuscript that was requested by an agent. As a result, I have gone through many of the journals I have kept over the years. I realize […]

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It is deep autumn. The dampness of late summer has dried up with the first frost. The last of the leaves are hanging on, some still glorious in their purple, orange, red and gold. This is the season to gather […]

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Treating the symptoms of a disease can be faster and often much easier than addressing its root. Any chiropractor with the required 300 hours of training to use acupuncture needles should have some success in alleviating pain. But to treat […]

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“You’re an acupuncturist, right?” my doctor said last Friday when he walked into the exam room for my follow-up on a routine colonoscopy.   “I am,” I answered not knowing what would follow.   “My daughter just had a baby,” […]

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Sometimes we just need a little courage to take a gradual right, or even a sharp left, off of our pre-planned journeys in life. This may be how we find the place that most suits our highest and best purpose. […]

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