Blog: Three Pillars of Health


Spring: A Season of Growth, Rebirth, and Renewal

In Spring, the weather turns warm and sunny; life springs forth from the cold dormancy of winter – it is a time of rebirth! Animals are waking from the deep hibernation of winter, and most plants and trees are beginning to grow, blossom, and reach out. It is a time when the spring showers and melt off of Winter’s ice and snow fuel new life, beautiful flowers, and food for a reawakening of the world. Seeds that had been dormant under the snow and ice will sprout and thrive. For people, it is time to shake off the winter doldrums, to get moving, […]


Chronic Pain, Autoimmune & Inflammatory Disease…

Autoimmune and Chronic Inflammatory disease are quite possibly the next epidemic in health care… Treating the symptoms or suppressing the immune system is not treating the root of the problem – it is suppressing the signs that a deeper problem needs to be resolved…


Promoting Optimal Health in Winter: A Season of Stillness, Rest, & Reflection

In Winter, the weather turns cold, there is little to no movement and growth, and the earth may be frozen and lie dormant. It is time of reduced activities, staying in, trying to keep warm, and introspection. Yet all is not lifeless; it is more about dormancy. It is also a time of the winter holidays and celebrations, which can bring warmth, and help prevent the isolation and loneliness to which we may be vulnerable during the cold, dark, and inactive winter months…


Promoting Optimal Health in Autumn: A Season of Harvest, Storage, and Preparation…

In Autumn, the days become shorter, the trees and flowers begin to change, and many animals store food or fatten up to get ready to hibernate – everything prepares for Winter. For people, it is time to harvest the crops we have sown throughout Spring and Summer. We now reap the benefits of our hard work, store food, and prepare for the coming Winter months. Our perspectives shift from the more carefree, energetic, and active summer days to a more internally focused way of life. This season is more about contraction, organization, protection, storage, and preparation for Winter. We all shift with the change in Season! Even though we may not experience big shifts in […]


Cupping of Olympic Athletes makes the news…

Here is an interesting article written about cupping after Olympic athletes have appeared with visible evidence of having had this technique used for relief of muscular pain and tension: Why are so many Olympians covered in large red circles? Cupping can be a powerful healing tool when used appropriately in the hands of a well-trained practitioner… The article highlights some of the musculoskeletal applications of cupping, but it is also historically used for a wide variety of conditions. These include: cold/flu, allergies, asthma, arthritis/joint pain (e.g. RA, fibromyalgia, etc.), hypertension, stroke/paralysis, digestive health, constipation, headache/migraine, stress, blood disorders, dermatological conditions (e.g. […]