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Arm Pit Detox?!

You’re curious now. Right? Like so many others I tried to use “natural” deodorants. Or, as I lovingly refer to them “hippie deodorant”.   They didn’t work! I would have to reapply multiple times a day. As someone that is an acupuncturist, Reiki practitioner, NAET practitioner, and massage therapist my pits are frequently up close and Read More

What can Acupuncture and NAET Allergy Elimination do to Help Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful and oftentimes debilitating condition that’s characterized by inflammation within one or more joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 2 people will develop osteoarthritis of the knee by the age of 85. There are several different types of arthritis Types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid Read More

Benefits of Some of the Foods You See on Thanksgiving

Every year during the holidays I tell myself. I am going to not gorge myself. Every year, I fail. Miserably. Everything is just too delicious, and these dishes only make their way onto the table once a year. My biggest challenge is not the food choices, it is the over eating. Which can be easily Read More

Teri’s Cold and Flu Medicine Cabinet

What is in Teri’s Medicine Cabinet for the Cold/Flu Season?     Honey Gardens:  Apitherapy Honey Wild Cherry Bark Syrup     Honey Gardens: Apitherapy Raw Honey     Bi Yan Pian     Vicks     Breathe essential oils     On Guard essential oils     Eucalyptus essential oils     Peppermint essential oils     Coconut Oil Pull     Grape Fruit Seed Extract     Garlic pills     Gan Mao Read More

Apples Apples Everywhere

Fall is my favorite time of year The waking to the crisp temperatures, the food that comes into season, not feeling like your hippie deodorant failed just by walking to the mailbox.  In all seriousness though one of my favorite annual activities is to go apple picking. There is a beautiful orchard that my husband Read More

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Reiki and the Catholic Church

Let’s just be honest. When people hear the word Reiki some automatically think one of two things: “This is woowoo”, or “This is against my religion.” Someone recently asked me, “How does Reiki effect my Christian Religion and belief system?” What a wonderful question! I love questions. It says to me that you are at Read More

Super Easy Escarole and Bean Soup Recipe

It’s soup season! Hooray! We are constantly recommending dark green leafy vegetables in Chinese Medicine. Want to cleanse the liver? Eat dark green leafy vegetables Want to nourish the blood?  Eat dark green leafy vegetables Want to increase breast milk production?  Eat dark green leafy vegetables Iron deficient? Eat dark green leafy vegetables Constipated? Eat Read More