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A Spring Cleanse

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A Spring Cleanse

A Spring Cleanse by Jennifer Hall Taylor There is a certain logic to cleansing in the Spring. As the natural world begins to awaken, there is a change in energy—a release of waters as snow and ice melt, and an emergence of new growth from the ground and the trees as the days lengthen and warm. There is a burst of energy in our external environment, and, for many of us, a call to mimic that shift in our internal landscapes. If you are eating in season, you will quickly realize that nature provides you with the foods you need to best perform in that season. Winter foods—root vegetables,...

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Meditation and Brain Plasticity

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Blog, Lifestyle Adjustments, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Researchers in Massachusetts ran an eight-week study which observed structural changes in the human brain, produced by meditation. The study was conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, by a team of Harvard-affiliated researchers. “‘Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,’ says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School...

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Addressing the Root of the Problem

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Addressing the Root of the Problem

From the discovered applications of penicillin, to the unexpected discovery of the (possible) cure for cancer, there is no doubt that Western medicine has had a positive effect on the well being of the global community. However, when compared to the entire history of medical studies and practices, Western medicine is relatively new, and not without its shortcomings. In regards to pharmaceuticals, specifically, we often find that symptoms of certain ailments are being treated, but not the root. There exists, outside of Western science, a number of centuries old medical and therapeutic...

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The 10 Best Acupuncture Schools in the U.S.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The 10 Best Acupuncture Schools in the U.S.

I recently discovered This Article ranking my alma mater, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, as the #2 Acupuncture school in the US. I’m grateful for the excellent education, and the ability to study in three amazing cities; Chicago, San Diego, and New York.  It was an intense, all consuming, 4 years and  ignited a passion for Chinese Medicine to last a lifetime. As for the second place ranking, I’m tempted to revert to an old childhood taunt, “First is the worst, second is the...

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Acupuncture and the NFL

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture and the NFL

It’s no secret to NFL players that Acupuncture can give them an edge over competitors. This Article in Mens Journal, by Kevin Gray, is a nice survey on the topic.    

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Travel To Chengdu, China

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Travel To Chengdu, China

e in school I had the amazing opportunity to travel to China for a month and study Traditional Chinese Medicine in it’s native setting.   The trip was lead by my teacher and mentor, Tantan Huang. Three weeks were spent in Chengdu, the capital of Schechuan Provence, as an intern at the Chengdu hospital,. In addition, I was able to take a week to visit Tibet, spending time in Lhasa and Shegatze.  Below is a letter, with some revision, that I wrote home after my first week. I’ve been in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, for a week now, and I would be content to stay here for...

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