Cut Out Sugar with These Seasonal Recipes

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017
Cut Out Sugar with These Seasonal Recipes

Fall is right around the corner – and with it comes everything pumpkin spice, tons of candy around Halloween, and extreme overeating on Thanksgiving. You don’t have to be part of America’s yearly tradition of eating way too much sugar in Autumn. In fact, this is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the naturally […]

Go Beyond Energy Drinks! Ten Options for Boosting Your Energy Naturally

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017
Go Beyond Energy Drinks! Ten Options for Boosting Your Energy Naturally

More and more people across America are drinking energy drinks to help them get through the day. While these drinks do raise energy levels, they often also create a crash later on in the day. Additionally, that energy boost usually comes from high doses of vitamins, synthetic caffeine and some form of sugar, which can […]

Farm-to-Table Ideas for Summertime Meals

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017
Farm-to-Table Ideas for Summertime Meals

As our recent heatwave showed, summertime is really, truly here. With the summer heat comes a whole slew of wonderful, cooling foods available in your garden, at your neighborhood farmer’s market, or at a You-Pick farm. As I’ve mentioned before, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encourages eating local, fresh fare. So, it’s essential to sculpt your […]

Needle-phobic? Cupping May Help!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017
Needle-phobic? Cupping May Help!

Not everyone feels comfortable with the use of needles – even the ultra-fine and painless needles used in acupuncture. While there are many health benefits to getting acupuncture, your particular ache or pain may be assisted by the ancient art of cupping. So, this is often a workable alternative to using needles. What is Cupping? […]

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Posted by on May 10, 2017
How Does Acupuncture Work?

As you know if you are on the AOM Health website, we provide acupuncture services along with Chinese Medicine, herbal formulas, nutritional consulting, cupping, and more. However, acupuncture is a pretty broad focus, so we wanted to take time in this article to explain what acupuncture is and how it works. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture […]

Ten Teas You Should Be Drinking

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017
Ten Teas You Should Be Drinking

Tea is a drink you can find across the U.S. and around the world. It’s the #2 beverage worldwide, second only to water. This is comforting to hear since both tea and water are extremely good for you. Both herbal and black teas contain many, many health benefits including providing your body with easy access […]

Does Your Diet Need Some Spring Cleaning?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

Chinese medicine tells us that the world is a harmonious and holistic entity – and we as human beings are able to live harmoniously with the world. Part of that harmony is eating seasonal food as it comes to ripeness locally – not importing strawberries from Florida or avocados from Mexico. This is part of […]

How to Take Advantage of Springtime Stinging Nettle – Without Getting Stung

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

Stinging nettle makes an incredibly healthy tea or tonic. But gleaning and handling this plant can be a little tricky. After all, they don’t call it “stinging nettle” for nothing.   What is stinging nettle? Stinging nettle is a perennial flowering native plant that you can find in bunches throughout the Pacific Northwest. We have […]

Fire Cupping/Cupping Therapy

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016

Check out my video on Cupping! 7 Benefits of Cupping Therapy: Decreases pain– especially in the back, neck and shoulders. Releases Toxins– can be helpful for detoxifying the body. Improves Circulation– by pulling new blood and oxygen into muscle tissue. Increases Range of Motion– especially in joints like the shoulder or hip. Relaxes muscle spasms […]

Red Beans and Rice Porridge

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016

Red Beans and Rice Porridge Chinese (Hong dou tang): 1 cup of Adzuki bean 1/3 of a cup of sweet brown or sticky rice 5 cups of water 5-7 Jujube dates/Korean dates/Da zao (optional) 2-3 Tablespoons of raw honey 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt Boil/simmer Adzuki beans, rice and Jujube dates together in water until soft. Once the beans are ready, add honey […]