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Don’t Forget To Eat Your Meds May 22, 2017

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. — Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C. Jorge and I are at the tail end of our annual whole foods cleanse, and every year I repeat the same pattern. The week before our cleanse starts, I grieve all the birthday cake we won’t get to indulge in, the happy hour cocktails I can’t unwind with, and the convenience food that I can’t grab on the go. The first week of…

Loosening the grip of anxiety March 23, 2017

A week or so ago, I found myself enveloped and ambushed by lists. Mind you, these were lists I had made myself. I had a grocery list in my back pocket, a home to-do list on my iPhone, a work to-do list taped to my desk, a gift list gaining strength in my purse…and I’ll stop there before I really embarrass myself. I consider lists to be a brain-dump of sorts: a place to dispose of ruminating thoughts so that…

People, Wake up! But First, Sleep. January 31, 2017

As someone who is prone to motion sickness, I can’t help but make the following comparison: on a global, national, community and personal level, 2016 left me feeling dizzy and nauseated. As the Chinese New Year approaches, I’m ready to release that white-knuckled grip that kept me hanging on to the roller coaster of 2016. Are you? The Chinese New Year is upon us and is based on the lunar calendar cycle, which repeats every 12 years. Each year is…

Your Tongue Doesn’t Lie November 15, 2016

I could lie to your face and tell you that I’m the perfect picture of health. I could say that, because I’m a Chinese medicine practitioner, I take all the preventative measures needed to ensure a disease-free, balanced life. I could tell you that I didn’t sneak some of my daughter’s Halloween candy this year, but my tongue doesn’t lie. You would be able to see the evidence in my tongue coating, what we refer to as the “fur”. It…

Free Community Acupuncture For Hurricane Victims October 10, 2016

Now that Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, we’re aware that some of our patients have suffered major damage to their homes and businesses while a large number of us are still without power. In response, Family Tree Acupuncture is setting up a relief effort to help those who have been severely affected by the recent storm. Please read below for more information about our Hurricane Matthew Recovery Project. Our Veteran’s Acupuncture Clinic hours will resume as normal this week,…

We’re Thrilled We’ve Been “Robbed” September 12, 2016

We’ve definitely been up to something. Have you noticed? Our latest announcement is a game-changer, both for you as a patient and for Family Tree Acupuncture. For as much as we have to offer in the way of health care, we’ve been severely lacking in appointment availability lately, especially during evening hours. As our patient base has grown over the last four years, we’ve become booked as far out as 3 weeks. While that’s good news for us as practitioners,…

The Earache Trifecta: How To Relieve Your Child’s Ear Pain August 23, 2016

If you are a parent, or your throat feels scratchy just reading the words “back-to-school” and “flu season,” then pay attention, because what I have to share today will save you some tears, precious time and hard-earned vacation days. During the last school year including the corresponding cold/flu season, our daughter told us that her ear hurt at least 3 times. Want to know how many times she went to the pediatrician or received antibiotics? Zero. Want to know how…

Let’s Face It July 12, 2016

I’m embarrassed to tell you how many times I suffered a severe sunburn as a Florida teenager. They say when you fly too close to the sun, you’re going to get burned, but neither burns nor blisters could deter me from my vain attempt to earn a summer tan. I wisened up after losing track of how many patients, friends and family members have had skin cancers and pre-cancers removed from their bodies. Is my daily skincare routine even effective…

Happy Hour May 31, 2016

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You get to the end of a busy work week (TGIF!!), but you’re so drained that all you can envision for your weekend is your couch and Netflix. You beat yourself up because, after all, you’ve been sitting all week, so how could you possibly lack energy to enjoy those two precious days off! Been there. Totally get it. Which is why we know you are going to just LOVE what we have brewing…

5 Reasons Why Kids Love Getting Acupuncture April 5, 2016

If you have kids, know any, want some or are one, you’ll want to hear this. Perhaps you think that kids and needles go together as well as ice cream and hot sauce. And if your only idea of a needle is the kind used to extract blood from your vein or inject vaccinations, then we get why you feel this way. We get why kids feel this way. Needles = pain = get me out of here! As a…

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