Revolutionary Healing: The Untold Story of Acupuncture in Black History
When you think about the history of acupuncture, the Black Panther Party is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But actually, this revolutionary group played a key role in bringing acupuncture to the West, particularly in the realm of drug detox and addiction treatment. Who Are The Black Panthers? The Black Panther…Read More
Podcast Interview With Shot & Chaser – How Does Acupuncture Work?
I was recently interviewed by Jon Devo of the Spot & Chaser podcast on Spotify, and had a great time sharing my knowledge of this ancient medicine. We talked about the origins of acupuncture, how it works, the risks and benefits of treatment, and why an acupuncture treatment is a little bit like a therapy…Read More
Adventures in Gardening – Our First Season Of Planting
Since we moved into our house two years ago, we’ve been dreaming of planting a garden and growing our own food. It’s been hard to find the time with life being so busy these days, but this past spring/summer we tried our first season of planting. And while we only harvested a little bit of…Read More
The Incredible And Fascinating Story Of Nobel Prize Winner Youyou Tu
The more I learn about Chinese herbal medicine, the more I am blown away by all the amazing things it can do. Many people dismiss herbal medicine as weaker and less effective than Western drugs, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Chinese herbal medicine has been used effectively for thousands of years. It…Read More
How Does Acupuncture Work? Let’s Look Into The Theories
Image via Wikimedia Commons This post was originally published on July 17, 2017 on Ms. Weatherbee (my former interior design blog). Last year was a time of great change for me. I left New York City after 13 years, and moved to sunny San Diego to pursue a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.…Read More
Introducing Dr. Laura! It’s Official – I Am Now A Doctor Of Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine
The Big News I have some exciting news to share! This past April I graduated from the doctorate program at Pacific College, and have earned the title of Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I also recently passed my licensing exams and am officially licensed to practice acupuncture. I’m excited to begin my career as…Read More
Can Energy Medicine Help Heal Emotional Trauma?
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…Read More
How Can Chinese Herbs Make You Healthier And Happier?
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…Read More
3 Reasons Why I Love To Meditate
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…Read More
10 Good Reasons To Stop Looking At Your Phone
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…Read More