For those of us managing autoimmune conditions, a big holiday weekend like this can be challenging. As I am currently on AIP, I am not eating grains, dairy, legumes, nuts, seeds, or nightshade veggies. That means no bun with my burger, no ice cream, no chips, no potato salad, no tabbouleh, no hummus….. So, I’m … Continue reading July 4th Weekend and FOOD
British government is considering adding Chinese herbs to offerings from the National Health Service. However, patients must get over their bias against unfamiliar tasting flavors found in herbs.
In traditional Chinese medicine, it is thought that wind brings with it the viruses and allergies that we all suffer. These often enter through two acupoints on the back of the neck, called Wind Gate. you can find these points by going from the center of your neck, at the top, just under the occiput, … Continue reading Spring Brings Wind
I was as shocked as anyone to hear about the recent announcement in the press that some doctors have said that supplements are a complete waste. I finally found this cogent and expert response. This came from Orthomolecular Products, which of course has a financial interest in the subject. “As you are likely aware from … Continue reading Response to Medical Attack on Supplement Use
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/24/penelope-cruz-sports-acupuncture-beads/ Cruz was spotted wearing auriculotherapy at the January 10 premiere of “Venuto Al Mondo.” (Image credit: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) The swath of tiny studs in Penelope Cruz’s ear isn’t the latest piercing fashion – it’s auriculotherapy, a form of acupuncture used to fight stress, pain and infertility. The gold beads were spotted Jan. 10 at the Madrid premiere … Continue reading Penelope Cruz with Acupuncture Ear Beads
It seems very warm here in Iowa, actually, the daily temps are about 20 degrees higher than normal for our area. So we are all wearing shorts and flip flops. But in the clinic we are seeing lots of colds and intestinal bugs circulating. People always say that after school starts everyone gets sick. This … Continue reading Deceptive Warm Fall Days
After attending Terry Wahls talk, Acupuncture of Iowa promotes her approach to nutrition, as it is in line with the Oriental Medical perspective on healing the body with diet and nutrition. Dr. Wahls book is available for purchase at the clinic.
We just got back from a two day workshop with Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods. It was very interesting, if not daunting. His book is a huge one, full of information about Chinese medicine and using diet to heal diseases. The big news was that parasites are a huge part of most … Continue reading Healing Through Whole Foods
I started my detox this weekend to prepare for offering it to clients, and decided to post my first few recipes for the food I am eating. These are all simple and really yummy. If you are not used to the taste of real food, they will introduce you gently.
I am thrilled to announce the arrival of our new associate, Laura McCoy. Providing acupuncture, dietary therapies and nutrition consultation, as well as personalized activity and rehab programs