Urban Farming

I recently attended a Northeast Network meeting which focused on the topic of Urban Agriculture.  Several speakers represented organizations that are working to improve the availability of nutritious, local food in our community. As if that weren’t task enough, they

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Destiny Fulfilled

Many of you know the story of how my own back pain brought me to visit the acupuncture clinic.  I was on the table one day when the notion came to me;  I wonder if this is something I can

Posted in Acupuncture, Chinese classics, Destiny, General TCM

Visualizing a Better Life

One key to achieving what you want-whether it is better health or a better job- may lie in your ability to visualize it.  Using mental imagery is something that I have talked about with many of you in the clinic

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The Wisdom of Spring-Cleaning

Giving your body a spring-clean after the long winter is a concept that still has relevance today.  Although we no longer survive on stored food through the winter, we have the modern-day problems of excess, processed foods, and stressful lifestyles.

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Celebrating Mental Health

I applaud all of you who have taken time to pay attention to your mental health, to pay attention to what your spirit is telling you, to realize that this has a very real effect on the way your physical

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Back Pain

I recently had the opportunity to treat a new patient who came to me with some serious sciatic pain.  This is a very common condition that occurs when the long sciatic nerve gets compressed due to lumbar disc herniation, inflammation,

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Experiencing Pain? Act Quickly!

It is always my goal with any patient to make strides toward improving health and to successfully treat the “chief complaint.”  We work together toward meeting these health goals and then ultimately, one becomes a “wellness patient.”  I would love

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Finding Beauty Where We Rarely Look For It

Sitting in the summer sun is glorious yet it takes a toll on the skin, there’s no doubt about that.  We are warned about the damaging rays of the sun, yet here in Minnesota, we are drawn to the sun

Posted in Acupuncture, General TCM

Yummy and Nourishing

Here is something I tried last night and after I ate it, I felt like I was Popeye (when he opens the can of spinach, downs it and grows great big biceps.) It was so delicious and nourishing.  This was

Posted in Food/Dietary

Nurtured in Northeast

On May 22nd, 2011 Artisan Acupuncture opened its doors for the very first time as a new business in Northeast Minneapolis.  I remember that first Monday, there was a gentleman waiting at Hazel’s Cafe across the street having breakfast and

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