Are your neck muscles working overtime? Your cell phone may be the culprit.

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] As you read this blog, consider how you are holding your neck. Is it sitting on top of your frame, evenly balanced between the front and back of your body? Or is it positioned forward with your neck muscles keeping it from falling forward? The neck must do a great deal of work. […]

American College of Physicians Recommend Acupuncture for Back Pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or sub-acute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. Take this opportunity to pick up the latest book written by […]

2017—The Year of the Fire Rooster

Welcome to 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster! The chinese astrological calendar is based on a mathematical system that through thousands of years of observation has produced predictable patterns of change in nature and human behavior. Understanding these patterns can help one maximize the positives while minimizing the negatives in his or her life. […]

Cheers to a productive and challenging 2017!

As the year comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect upon the past year’s events, both personal and public, and look forward to our future. What does it really mean to make New Year’s resolutions? Are they fantasies that we create to allow us to continue indulging in certain behaviors that may […]

Breathe!! You are alive!

Take a deep breath. Now take another one. Notice where your breath starts. In your chest? In your abdomen? Notice how you feel. When I first learned the simple technique of abdominal breathing, I hadn’t noticed that most of my day, I had been breathing shallowly. If you have ever watched a baby breathe, you […]

Why I stayed home and ate a lot for a month

Many women in Asia, particularly in China and Taiwan, look forward to the month after giving birth. Why, you may wonder. There is a tradition called “sitting moon,” which has been practiced for many years. This is a time when women stay home for the entire month after having a baby. The idea is that […]

Cupping Therapy Explained

What are those red circles on swimmer’s skin at the Olympic games in Rio? Tao of Wellness physician Sally Goluboff, L.Ac explains the usage of cupping therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

August I-Ching Horoscope

August Five Elements Horoscopes: Bring on a dose of personal transformation energy with that sizzling end-of-summer heat. Here’s everything your I Ching Element Personality needs to know to help you feel good, optimize your prosperity and turn on that summer charm as you connect with others.

Tai Chi Quan: A Lifelong Pursuit

Tai Chi Quan can be translated from the Chinese as the highest form of martial arts. As with all Chinese martial arts, it developed from Shaolin boxing several hundred years ago and has the distinction of being one of the three soft-style Taoist martial art forms, alongside Baguazhang and Xingyiquan. On a purely physical level, […]

July I-Ching Horoscope

Five Elements friends, your July I Ching Horoscope is ready! In the lunar calendar, July is a period of soft, sweet, centered yin Earth energy.  It’s calm and stable, of ripeness and mellowing as we prepare for autumn and the season of harvest. Find guidance for this month and every month for your emotions, health, […]