January 16, 2020

Here we are, deep into cold and flu season. I want to share one of my favorite recipes for boosting the immune system both before you and your family are sick, and while you may be symptomatic. This specific recipe comes from my dear friends at herbFOLK community medicine, and I think it's fantastic, so I'm excited to share it with you all. 

ELDERBERRY ELIXIR is a classic remedy that is most effective when taken regularly...

March 7, 2016

What a flu that's going around this season!! Eyes, ears, nose and throat all getting inflammed! Since I've been passing this remedy along to so many folks this season, thought I would post it on my blog. 


Here is the easiest and most natural way to combat an ear infection, or ear pain associated with the flu. This recepe has both anti-biotic and anti-viral properties:


Garlic-Olive Oil Ear drops


peel two cloves of garlic

place w...

November 2, 2014

If you are a patient of mine, it's likely I have recommended that you incorporate more soup into your diet. Adding nourishing broth to your life can vastly improve your overall state of health. As we get deeper into the autumn seson, now is the best time to warm up your diet with some nourishing soup!

In chinese medicine we talk a lot about specific organs affected by deficiencies. In the Chinese diagnosis system, your spleen i...

January 19, 2014

Feel like you’re catching a cold, and can’t get in to see the acupuncturist right away? While I have many herbs and acupuncture treatments that will work powerfully to kick that cold out of your system, here are a few home remedies that may help to calm down the flu until you can get in for a full treatment:


Sore Throat and Cough Protection:


Slice up 1-2 Pears (Asian Pears work best, but bartletts will do just fine)

mix with a...

November 1, 2013

I was recently interviewed by the Free & Native Journal about Chinese medicine, herbalism, and holistic living. Check out the full interview here. Here’s a short excerpt from the article:


This summer, during our trip up north, I had the privilege of visiting and meeting one of my guy’s dearest friends from college at her home that rests on an apple orchard in Los Gatos, CA. Between her incredibly endearing husband, Benji, thei...

December 17, 2012

One of my favorite times of the year is the early winter, when I can drive through the local mountains of Northern California, and spot glowing orange persimmons peaking out from my neighbors yards and orchards. Ripe persimmons look like little pumpkin-shaped lanterns hanging off the leafless branches of their trees, and are a sweet treat just as apple season approaches its end.


Persimmons are far from indigenous in this area....

April 18, 2012

With so many different ideas of what is “healthy”, it can be challenging to know what we really need to do to take care of ourselves. From supplements to trendy diets, most of us are just looking for an easy way to stay healthy and both look and feel good in our bodies. All too often we neglect the easiest tool we have to maintain health- and that’s through good nutrition. The diet I recommend to my patients is what I call “re...

March 18, 2012

Patients often ask me for easy ways to get all the nutrition they can out of their food. Stews are great because they are packed full of nutritious qi and easy to make. Plus, you can make a big pot and freeze the leftovers for quick and easy meals for those days you want to eat well but don’t have time to cook!I wanted to start this first blog entry on my new website by sharing a great recipe for a nourishing oxtail stew. This...

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