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There are many factors involved with feeling tired. If you are overtired, Traditional Chinese Medicine is able to pinpoint the culprit, give some extra pep and help you kick those afternoon blues. In TCM, the idea of treatment is to find the root of the problem instead of simply treating the symptoms. In the case of fatigue, there are many possible root causes to feeling tired including: stress, depression, over exercising, lack of sleep, poor diet, poor absorption of nutrients and vitamin deficiency. Of course, these can overlap and one can exacerbate the other. Possible TCM Syndromes Spleen qi deficiency and dampness This mainly comes from poor digestion and malabsorption of nutrients from an insufficient diet. Associated symptoms are a pale complexion, gas and bloating, to name a few. Dampness is excessive mucus and a feeling of heaviness in the head and body usually seen in overweight individuals. Since food is not digested well,...

For those of you who have been reading my blogs or have read through my website have probably seen me use the phrase “create health” a few times.  Let me explain what I mean by this. Have you ever noticed that “normal” has changed? Working in the clinic during acupuncture school and with talking to parents of patients as a nurse, I have heard the word normal thrown out so many times.  Do you have any reflux?  Yes, but it’s normal.  Do you have any pain?  Yes, but that’s normal as I get older.  Do your baby have reflux? Yes, but its normal and she will grow out of it. Did you know that none of these are actually normal and you don’t have to live with it. Another thing that most people believe is that if you have a family history of a disease or health problem, you will inevitably have that disease...

Throughout school and now a graduate awaiting to open my own practice, I get asked this question a lot.  Not only what is acupuncture, but also what is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling.  If you were wondering these same questions, today is your lucky day!  😊 Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) states that “TCM originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years.  TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems. Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body – most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.”   That is the formal and simple explanation of acupuncture and TCM.  I like to take it one step further. Acupuncture is...

As I start building my practice and spreading the word, I have many people ask me how I came up with the name Blue Butterfly.  Let me tell you it was a process.  A bit of a stressful process to think of something that would resonate with me and be attractive to clients, especially kids. We will start with Butterfly. As soon as I started to think about a name the word "transformation" kept coming up for me - in my head, in classes, in readings.  But using the actual word sounded too serious, too weighty, too burdensome.  So I started thinking about what in this world goes through transformations.  Butterfly, caterpillar, moth, phoenix, etc.  I ruminated on these for close to a month while I thought about if I wanted another word to go with it. Coming up with Blue came about a little more organically. I had already had it in the...