Bells, Bowls, and Gongs.

I love the energy and clarity I get after a perfect morning. If you don’t know, I am super busy mother of a 6 year old that I homeschool, a new teething puppy that I’m potty training, and a business owner where I manage other people’s health and lives. Something goes wrong, gets lost, gets forgotten, and I’m always struggling to get everywhere on time: In short, my mornings are the definition of utter chaos. So this not a blog about just smile be happy and it will be alright. This is about finding a few minutes to give YOU a little love and nourishment before you swing at life’s many curve balls.

There are many ways to build up your Qi and reduce stress. Today’s topic is sound therapy. This is not quite the same as put on your favorite jams and shake your tailfeathers like you’re named Tina T. (Yes I’m old back off lol, and that post is coming) This is about the meditation and healing that can be achieved with resonance from bells, bowls, gongs, and other instruments. This is not a bunch of new age JuJu either. Here is a great indepth article. Sound is used for in hospitals before surgery, as a treatment for people in the autism spectrum,  and yes even in acupuncture and oriental medicine and more. I am trained in Acutonics, the use of tuning forks on acupuncture points and it is amazing.

Why sound? Ever heard the saying music soothes the savage beast? Continue reading “Bells, Bowls, and Gongs.”

Perfect Mornings, Treatments


How are your mornings? How you start your day can make such an impact on your general well-being. The journey of perfect mornings is about finding ways to invest some love and light into yourself before tackling your day. We take for granted the impact of daily life stress as it accumulates insidiously in the body.

The little aches and pains that have been so ignored you don’t even they are there. I have been professionally doing bodywork for 8 years; everyone has aches and pains they don’t know are there. Everyone. So the next time you can, schedule yourself some morning body love.


Bodywork improves:

  • Overall pain
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Circulation
  • Immune system
  • Helps the body detoxify
  • Energy
  • Quality of sleep

Any kind of bodywork. Massage, rolling, cupping, scrubs, chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, or whatever you like. Schedule regular care as often as you can. You only get one body. Regular self-care will keep it running with fewer problems for a long time.


Cold and Tired? Then Moxa is Hot

How are your mornings these days? If you find that you are dragging, cold, or really fatigued you’re not alone. Winter mornings, in particular, can be rough. Yup even for me. So this morning requires a little moxa. Click here to read more in-depth about this cool treatment principle.

DISCLAIMER: Moxa is a safe, gentle, effective treatment for many ailments. BUT, you need to speak with your local acupuncturist first to make sure moxa is right for you. If so, then your acupuncturist will decide what kind, frequency, and which points.

Different types of Moxa

Moxa is great to do with your morning tea or coffee. Any amount of time you have sitting will do. There are many different types of moxa. My favorite method is a prerolled stick on that is smokeless. I frequently prescribe moxa to patients to do in between treatments. It’s great for:

  • energy
  • warming you up
  • OBGYN issues
  • aches and pains
  • feeling cold
  • digestive problems
  • weight management
  • It even works to flip breech babies, and more! (I’m not kidding)


My moxa morning, activating Spleen 3

This a journey of self-care. There are so many different ways to take care of your body, mind, and spirit. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is a complete system of care that is tailored to your condition. Find out if this one is for you. Tailor your perfect mornings in any way that works for you so that you can stay vibrant, healthy, and strong. Call your local acupuncturist today and schedule an appointment. #getpoked