Image via Lisa Oliva www.polaritytherapysandiego.com Have you ever heard of energy medicine? As a student of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, I often see patients in our school clinic who are seeking relief from pain. This can range from joint pain to musculoskeletal injury, menstrual pain, low back pain and more. I’ve noticed, however, that very…

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For the past four years, I’ve been studying to become a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Although I didn’t know much about herbs before starting this program, I was blown away by the power of Chinese herbal medicine. There are hundreds of different herbs that have been used effectively for thousands of years to…

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This post was originally published on October 13, 2016 on www.lweatherbee.com. I recently read this article about a school in Baltimore that replaced detention with meditation, and I’m excited to see a growing interest in the practice of meditation and its benefits. I started getting into meditation around ten years ago. I was in my…

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At the beginning of last year I made a commitment to cut down on my screen time in a big way, and it felt great. But then the pandemic hit, and my screen time rules went out the window. The past year has been crazy, and most people have been using their devices more than…

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Hey there sustain-a-friends! We have some exciting news to share with you. We have a brand new logo courtesy of my cousin Steph Fung who is an incredibly talented graphic designer, illustrator, and cat mom. She runs a freelance design business called mochichito where she sells cute and kawaii pins, stationery, stickers and more. We…

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Although it often presents with no symptoms, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and stroke. It’s important to keep an eye on your blood pressure and make sure it stays under control. As a rule of thumb, 120/80 mmHg or below is considered a healthy blood pressure.…

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Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve. Image via @chefchloe on Instagram Who says healthy food has to be boring and green? You won’t believe that some of these mouth-watering treats are vegan! 1. (Above) I want this Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve so bad. It looks monstrously decadent! 2. You better believe…

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While you might think of cooking herbs like rosemary and thyme when you hear about herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine actually refers to a wide range of substances that come from nature. These could be plant parts such as leaves, stems, roots and flowers, as well as minerals and animal substances. In Chinese, hua means flower,…

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Research shows that consuming a regular dose of fish oil can lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Shane-McWhorter, 2018). Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for your body to build healthy cell membranes. These fatty acids also aid in brain development and support healthy…

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