My heart sank when I saw these headlines and numbers just yesterday, Tuesday, August 17: Oregon surpasses another sad milestone, shattering previous number of new cases Oregon reports 2,941 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths These are RECORD BREAKING, HEART BREAKING numbers. As someone who is immunocompromised, AND a healthcare provider, here is what I have to share. It’s […]
It feels fitting that my first post discusses the meaning and relevance of my clinic’s name. The Chinese term is a guiding principle to me as a healthcare practitioner. It is what I work to support for my patients through the practice of acupuncture.
COVID isn’t over, even for the vaccinated. Please stay vigilant and safe. Though I am thoroughly tired of talking about COVID (as I’m sure you all are), it is still among us and a very real issue. Two of my fully vaccinated patients have come forward about getting COVID (again, they were fully vaccinated!!), and though they were not hospitalized, they […]
As the beginning of this year’s pollen season coincides with yet another increase in coronavirus infections, I would like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about allergies, the coronavirus and vaccines. Please keep in mind that as research into the virus and vaccines continues, guidance may change.
I would like to discuss the vaccines and try to dispel any misunderstandings/misinformation around the vaccines, or what it means to be vaccinated and what you can and cannot safely do, and assuage any fears about getting vaccinated. By the way, I myself have been fully vaccinated since February, and am happy to discuss my personal experience with anyone who is curious.
To my dear community of patients, This post is a bit longer than normal, but I would really appreciate it if you took 5–10 minutes of your time to read through. As our country approaches the once-unthinkable threshold of 300,000 COVID-19 deaths, experts fear the country is hurtling nonstop toward the next milestone of surpassing the total of American […]
As Oregon in general begins to re-open, we may have mixed feelings about the process. Times are uncertain, and the last couple of months have been stressful on so many levels for so many people.
To all my friends, family, patients, and colleagues, I want to share some information about the coronavirus pandemic to ensure our safety, and the safety of our loved ones. Because the truth is: it’s up to both of us.
Essential oils aren’t just for aroma therapy or bath scrubs. Help boost your immune system against the cold and flu season with these easy, DIY recipes.
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Gazpacho is a Spanish summer soup served chilled. It is made with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, sherry or red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt. It is a soup that takes full advantage of the summer harvest and makes a cooling and refreshing light meal or appetizer.
Did you know that the expression “cool as a cucumber” is based in fact?
According to vegetarian cookbook author Nava Atlas, the inside of a cucumber stays about 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature! Though now appreciated, this cooling quality was once viewed with fear and superstition.