Chinese herbs

Organic, Adaptogenic Herbal Lattes Now Available

Hi, friends!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the opportunity to provide gifts to myself -- time to read, relax, and do jigsaw puzzles; visualization of dreams for the next year; nesting with loved ones; and pampering myself with warm, nourishing food. This is the time of year when I'm best able to slow down and nurture myself.

This is why I'm EXTRA excited to let you know that I'm now stocking Radiance Adaptogen's delicious herbal lattes in the clinic. I make myself prescription herbal teas all the time, but these are just divine -- rich, indulgent, well balanced, and full of organic healing herbs. You can learn more about this local, woman-owned company and their herbal lattes here. I deeply believe in their products and their mission, and I'm excited to bring them to you.

Energy Blend

This is one of my favorites, since I tend towards fatigue. It's packed with ginseng, probiotics, and some cacao and chicory -- delicious and invigorating!

Immunity Blend

Currently much in demand, this blend uses astragalus (one of Chinese medicine's main immune-boosting herbs), ginger, and reishi, among other herbs, to strengthen the lungs and the immune system.

These scrumptious lattes are $4 per packet or $15 for a four-pack (you can try one each of their immunity, energy, beauty, and rest blends, or get four of one of your favorites). 

I'll have them available for purchase in the clinic throughout the holiday season, for you to enjoy or as gifts for your friends and family.

Wishing you all good health, and with love,

Controlling anxiety with acupuncture

Hi friends,

Some of you know that one of the most gratifying aspects of my work is helping people to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. I love this article from Psychology Today that describes how acupuncture can sedate stressed-out nervous systems and lessen anxiety. Furthermore, the doctor highlights that "some studies included in the review reported that acupuncture enhances response to prescription anti-anxiety medications and may also reduce medication side effects."

Several of my patients are seeking help because they're feeling crushed by the stress of their jobs, housing prices, caring for family, and politics. Life in the Bay Area is not simple, and it's easy to spin into a pattern of anxiety, overwhelm, stress, and insomnia.

The good news is that acupuncture (along with Chinese herbs) can help you regain the strength, confidence, and optimism you need to regain control of your life. My patients report back to me that they are less irritable while driving, less frequently responding negatively to coworkers and family members, more in control of their daily moods and activities, and more able to seek play and pleasure after acupuncture.

Would you like that too? Call me for a consultation or come in for an appointment. I look forward helping you.

With love, and in community,