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Nostalgia….A look at the beginning of Three Wells

Happy Birthday, Three Wells! I’ve been enjoying celebrating my clinic’s 8th birthday this week. I always get a little nostalgic thinking back to the beginning and so very grateful for the support of family, friends, and of course my patients over the years. If you’ve never heard the story, let me pull the curtain back…

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Zentangle – Not just a boring old doodle

What is Zentangle? The number one question I get when I explain Zentangle is “well, isn’t that just doodling?” Yes.  And no. It’s more than.   So to describe it with a little more detail…. It’s an easy-to-learn and fun way to draw beautiful images using structured patterns.  The Zentangle Method is the creation of Maria…

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Did the Law of Attraction fizzle out for you?

Did the Law of Attraction fizzle out for you? I’m so curious if anyone else had a similar experience with the Law of Attraction… Go back to 2004. I was living in Chicago and was just getting into my formal study of acupuncture & qi which for me was all about learning new ways of…

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Did you know stress changes your sense of time?

Did you know stress changes your sense of time? It’s a rare day that I meet someone who feels like they have enough time. We can blame our lack of time on all sorts of things – the speed of technology, the rapid change from one gadget to the next, the overloaded schedules. We live…

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Jaw tension? Try this.

Acupressure for Jaw

Acupressure for Jaw Tension Any of these symptoms sound familiar?  Tense jaw, grinding teeth at night, clenching under stress, popping noise when you open your mouth, a catch in the jaw if you open too wide, tension headaches, discomfort with chewy food. There are various diagnoses to describe your jaw tension.  And if you have…

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Can a book help you quit for good?

Can a book help you quit for good? When it comes to quitting nicotine, whether cigarettes, or chewing, or vaping, or patches, etc – my motto is to try anything and everything to be successful. And try as many attempts as it takes. Naturally, being an acupuncturist, I’m going to recommend acupuncture! But first, I…

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Are you sick of being handcuffed to nicotine?

Are you sick of being handcuffed to nicotine? Believe it or not, there is never a bad time to kick nicotine out of your life. I’ve successfully worked with people who quit during a relatively peaceful phase in their life, and with people who were going through some of their most stressed times. It all…

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Do you suffer from self-inflicted expectations?

Holiday expectations. House cleaning. Decorating. Making the perfect meal. Sending cards on time. Shopping for the right presents. Hosting family. Oh my goodness, this time of year is filled with expectations. This past week, I had at least four conversations with patients about their stress over holiday preparations. But during the conversations, what came up…

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What do wispy cobwebs have to do with your health?

(Negative Self-Talk Part 1) This month’s topic is a little departure from the typical symptoms and conditions that I normally highlight each month. I want to talk about negative self-talk – you know, that critical voice in your head. We all have it. And some (most?) of us listen to it far too often. It’s…

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How to get past sleep frustrations: N=1 experiment

Trouble with sleeping? No problem, all you have to do is just simply…… ….. are you waiting with baited breath for THE answer? ……. ….. still waiting? ……. Ahhh, I don’t want to disappoint you, but I don’t have the one and only perfect answer. There are lots of people and companies on the internet…

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