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Serenity Point: Du20

Here in Chicago, spring is springing! I am loving the longer days, sun and flowers poking through the fresh ground. I am one of those people who is energized by the joy of spring. I also recognize that some of you may still have the darkness of winter on your shoulders.  Chinese Medicine honors both the dark (yin) and light (yang) that lies within each of us and in nature.  You have all seen the...
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Serenity Point: Yin Tang

It’s Officially SPRING TIME! Time to AWAKEN your Recovery through Acupressure! What does Spring mean in Chinese Medicine? In Chinese Medicine, springtime represents the Wood element and is associated with the Liver and Gallbladder organs. It's a time of renewal, growth, and cleansing, both physically and emotionally. During the Spring, I see a lot of people who tell me they feel like they are coming out of the fog of winter.  This is a common...
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Serenity Points: What is Acupressure for Recovery?

In order to use Acupressure to transform your recovery we need to know a little more about how it works and how to do it! Save this post so you can reference it at any time! Let’s start with the basics: What is Acupressure? Acupressure is a small part of traditional Chinese Medicine that involves applying manual pressure to specific points on the body to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities. It is based on the...

Serenity Points: Transforming Recovery, One Point at a Time

The time has finally come that I am in a place in life to develop a program that has been swimming around in my brain for YEARS! Acupunture was a game changer with my recovery. I have been in Acupuncture practice for over 12 years and over the years, I have become more and more aware that I can't be everywhere and help everyone. I have been granted the opportunity to speak at multiple conferences...