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Healthy Foods for Fall

traditional chinese medicine foods for fall

The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.

As fall descends on the land, it reminds us we need to start cutting back on the numerous cooling foods that are consumed during the summer months. Things like raw foods, salads, juices and fruits should be decreased because they can create too much cold in the body, according to traditional Chinese medicine. continue reading »

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading »

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There is a lot of focus in healthcare today about patient-centered care. Katie goes deeper to providing person-centered care. She gives her full attention and intention to the whole self of a person, not merely the current symptoms, illness, or crisis. She approaches me in a way that respects and honors my essence. She relates to me in a way that reflects my quality of by being with me in a collaboration/partnership rather than the “doing” approach. Each visit we enter into a shared experience that promotes healing potential and an experience of well-being. She is always fully present with me providing eloquent care. For this I am profoundly grateful for her service to me and the community.
Priscilla Smith-Trudeau

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