The Gift of Health and Wellness

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You are choosing self-care. You want to move toward responsibility,

love and harmony. You love nature and aligning the energies already in you and

around you. You want to be where you were created to be. You want to move

forward in your life with clarity. You want to be free from blocks. You are ready to receive the gifts

of Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Zero Balancing, and natural remedies to support

you in your journey. Welcome to your first day of wellness!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Lao Tzu

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What is of value to you?

Jin – Metal – Autumn

The air is crisp, the gatherings of summer are long gone, the leaves are falling and it’s quieter, especially amidst a pandemic. The season of metal can be a time of reflection, appreciation, inspiration, and consideration for what is most important. Many of us are grateful for autumn to finally arrive in North Florida, a long awaited respite from the scorching heat and dampness living in the swamps. For some of us, it is a continuation of the yin energy that has been over us for the past 2 years. We are in the metal season in a yin metal year so it is a special time of great depth and potential.

The lungs and large intestine are associated with the metal element. The color is white, the sound is a weep, and the smell is rotten. The virtue is righteousness. The energy is “fall” or moving downward into the minerals and goodness of the soil, to prepare to go into the deepest part of you, even into the abyss, ultimately to create the “gems and jewels” that this world needs to radiate truth, art, beauty, love and compassion.

Are you on your path? What can you let go of? Are you trusting that everything is the way it is supposed to be? Are you keeping what is of value to you to stay on your path, the Tao or God’s will?

What is inspiring you today? Breathe it in…

Below the horizon, in a very deep part of our seasonal cycle is the spirit of metal, the po, the corporeal soul, who we are on this earth.

The silent murmurings of stone echo the murmurings of the po as they follow their path through the dark recesses of our somatic unconscious. Part animal, part human, part spirit, part stone, part flesh, part bone…these mysterious animators of the deep psyche represent the aspect of our unconscious that speaks to us through our desires, obsessions, psychosomatic symptoms and the wordless stories of our bodies.”

Lorie Dechar, “Five Spirits”

The old must die for the newness of life to come alive. Actually, this can happen moment to moment. As my teacher Dr. Fritz Smith taught me to say, “today is today and I’m glad it’s today.” Everyday and every present moment are opportunities to have a fresh start. Sometimes this change can be painful and at best not easy. In the metal season, the energetic can be natural for this transformation to to occur when we go with the flow, let it go, have a good cry, and give room for the new.

Observe and feel your emotions now. Grief is the emotion that can manifest in the season of metal. It is normal to feel more of this emotion, and it can be appropriate when we let go of things, thoughts, or people in our lives. With the pandemic still surrounding our lives, many of us have lost loved ones or know someone who has lost a loved one. Allow this emotion to arise. Appreciation and respect can be an appropriate response toward those who have left us.

We grieve the loss of Lillian Pearl Bridges who passed away September 26, 2021, a great contributor to Chinese medicine who was known for facial readings, annual predictions related to Chinese astrology and a wonderful teacher in living with the seasons of nature. She gifted us with these last words of encouragement, a prediction for 2021, a year of the ox and yin metal.

The element for the year is Yin Metal, which is harmonious with the Earth Element, as
Earth generates and feeds Metal. This implies a calmer and more stable year with less anger, less contentious behavior and much less potential for violence. Yang behavior will simply not be supported or be sustainable. Yin Metal is about the future and our hopes and dreams, which can start to inspire us again.
The most important ideals this year are kindness and compassion. It is not wise to provoke anger or act in aggressive ways, as the elements will not be with you. Instead, caring for others in small ways will be remembered and make a big difference. These may be small things like helping when you can. The Ox Year suggests that you stay in touch with loved ones, gather together in small family or friendship groups, eat together and share resources with those who have less. More inclusivity and tolerance will be promoted and practiced by many and will make the hardships and struggles of the past start to fade. We are all the same under the skin.

-Lillian Pearl Bridges (Apr 28, 1956 – Sept 26, 2021), The Lotus Institute

“When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be”


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Spring forward into Wood Season – A new beginning


“In the spring, however,

the grief, or fear, or joy

is overtaken and colored

by the sheer force

of optimism and vitality

which the season inspires.”

~Dr. J.R. Worsley

How is your Wood element doing today? Are you feeling your aliveness? Is your liver and gallbladder planning and making decisions to move forward in your life? How are your trunks, roots, twigs and branches? Are you grounded in the earth and moving upward and out? Are you flexible enough to withstand any wind or even a storm? Are you having writer’s block or a creative block as an artist or musician? Feeling frustration?

The energetic movement of wood gives structure, purpose, and justice if you will. There is an organizational itch to move toward efficiency, light, and growth in the name of benevolence.

What better times are these, to bring forth our humanity, charity, creativity, and love in a rebirth toward hope and a vision for a future with togetherness.

The spirit of Wood is the hun in Chinese medicine, the ethereal soul or spiritual aspect of a person.

“The hun are more like a shadow depending on an object moving under light. They are some sort of escort. The shen (spirit of the heart) go up, they want to go back to heaven, then in myself, a part of my animation which is called the hun is on the verge of leaving my body. My family will try to call back my hun so that I will not be a dead person. For myself, if I want to save my life then I am recalling myself my hun. And if you are lacking energy because you are too weak, or you have been ill for too long then you have no more strength, no voice strong enough to call back your hun. Then you die.”

-Father Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

It has been written that the hun reside in our mental processes, our visions, dreams, and imaginations. It enters the body at birth and leaves after death back to the heavenly realms. Unlike the shen, which is an infinite, absolute light, the hun is heavily influenced by our earthly consciousness. It guides us toward clarity of direction, pauses, and turns. It can facilitate a capacity for justice. It has an ability to foster emotional equilibrium in an ever-changing world, the one constant in life.

We are here to support you through these difficult times and all practitioners in the office have been vaccinated in January 2020. We continue to support those who would like Chinese herbal consultations via telemedicine and online prescription management. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. If you feel comfortable, and have been vaccinated, the waiting room is now being used. If you would like to wait outside of the waiting area, please call or text the office when you arrive for assistance.

Please reschedule your appointment if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are feeling symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, digestive symptoms or no sense of smell. We ask that you continue to social distance and wear masks in public places where some have not been vaccinated for your safety and those around you.

In Florida, ALL Eligible Populations can receive COVID-19 vaccinations effective April 5, 2021.

For more information on how to get vaccinated through Alachua county health department:

The office is located at:  

4131 NW 28th Lane, Suite 7D

Gainesville, FL 32606

(773) 720-9876


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The Power of Water – Yin Valley – Yin Gu – Kidney 10

The Power, Clarity and Restoration in Water

“The highest good is like water,

Water is good at benefiting the ten thousand things,

And yet does not contend with them.

It dwells in places the multitudes detest,

Therefore, it is close to the dao.

-Tao De Ching

In Chinese medicine, the water element is associated with the winter season, the kidneys and the bladder officials. This include the organs as well as it’s energetic pathway. It is the gift of water that allows us to prepare for all the dark, silent, uncertain moments in life. So it is in winter, we have the potential to tap deep into our own resources and inner strength. Our water element gives us clear guidance through our unique journey as well as our collective journey in these wild times.

For most of us, winter is here but it has felt a bit like winter all year long due to the pandemic. Many of us have been home more than ever. Some of us find it heavenly. Most of us, may be struggling to look inward, to listen, and to follow our inner light in the midst of much chaos from a public health and a divisive political standpoint. Some of us have lost hope in humanity. It has been the winter of winters in 2020 and 2021.

Be encouraged. Our staying home practices all year long have prepared us for what is now. We can be aligned with winter to maintain our health in body, mind, and spirit, today. Water is the beginning and the end, a turning point in a way. We may fear the darkness, the cold, the quiet, and the uncertainty. However, it is here in the dark, in the deep listening of life, that we can turn fear into wisdom and courage. Illness can heal in this state of rest and restoration. The body needs rest to allow the healing process, to restore fluids and to strengthen the wei qi or protective qi, the energy in Chinese medicine that boosts our immunity and facilitates healing. This happens best with quality sleep and avoiding overwork. We can foster courage through introspection and moving through the uncertainty. Yes, our journey often seems to be longer than we anticipated. Gratitude is always difficult before the journey is over. Rest in knowing our inner light can carry us through this journey of deep knowing. This unrelentless will or the Zhi, the spirit of water is the power to live. It resides in the most hidden part of our unconscious, and connects us to our collective unconscious.

Be reassured that we will find ourselves on the other side of the silence and darkness. Underneath all the noise of silence or fear buzzing around us, with courage and renewed strength, continue on the journey beyond the valley, in and out of the infinite. Look forward to gratitude on the other side. Can you imagine it?

Kidney 10, the water within water acupuncture point, is the ultimate yin, our deepest state of receptivity and stillness. This point allows rest in the deep midnight ocean in you. It is the kind of rest that gives birth to newness and the energy of springtime just around the corner. The bladder, the yang aspect of water is our night light. Our eyes are our ears, and a deep level of awareness and vigilence can arise.

How can we align with the season of winter and cultivate the spirit of Zhi?

  1. When fear arises, sit with it, breathe, wait, don’t resist.
  2. Be okay with a day or a period of time of doing nothing, be unproductive, yes, you can practice unproductivity!
  3. Participate in calming exercises like gentle stretching, yin yoga, tai chi or qi gong.
  4. Drink plenty of water especially between the hours of 3-5pm.
  5. Meditate – rest the mind to allow clarity and avoid overthinking or rumination.
  6. Take a walk in nature and observe water through rivers, ponds and oceans.
  7. Sleep 8-9 hours minimally.
  8. Get a foot massage – the kidney meridian starts at the bottom of the foot!

“Be water, my friend.” -Bruce Lee

We are committed to support those who need care at this time with extreme caution and with every precaution.  We are equipped with the proper PPE including use of an N-95 mask, a new air purifying system with UV-C light filtration and sanitizing methods during and between all treatments.   A pre-screening phone call, email or text message prior to your visit will determine if your care is essential, appropriate and safe.  Daily temperature readings via a no touch infrared thermometer and a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen saturation levels is used for every client.  Please wear a mask for your appointment if you have one.  

Telemedicine is also available for any consultation and treatment needed including distance zero balancing, nutritional counseling, Chinese herbal medicine prescription, and exercise prescription.

*If you are a healthcare professional, COVID-19 vaccines are being administered at North Florida Regional Medical Center.

*If you have a primary care physician at Shands, invites for the COVID-19 vaccine are being sent through mychart if you are at higher risk for infection.

*For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine through Alachua County:

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Abundant Splendor – Feng Long – Stomach 40


EARTH – late Summer

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” 

– Lao Tzu

Late Summer in Chinese medicine is the season of earth.  We have arrived.  Earth energy is sweet, circular, and yellow.  It is associated with the spleen and stomach.  It receives, digests and distributes.  In Taoism, earth is the mother of 10,000 things or all things in nature.  Healthy earth energy is really about stability in the midst of changeIn March, we couldn’t imagine getting to August!  But here we are, nature never fails us and never hurries even amidst a pandemic.  A balanced earth element has never been paramount for our well being.

Wood (spring) and fire (summer) have already passed.  With the pandemic all around us, our seasons this year may feel a little more like winter than anything else.  Our summer may not have been the the fiery summer filled with social connections, joy, and enthusiasm as we usually know it.  Many of us have been missing our usual barbecues, music festivals or travels abroad.  Many of us have not even gone to the beach this summer!  Covid-19 is teaching us patience, endurance, allowing, and the power of being.   Rest assured that these water elemental or winter traits in health are ultimately restorative, empowering and strengthening in mind, body, and spirit.  Despite the interruption to our lives and the sadness of loss and division, thank you COVID-19 for resetting our bodies, our minds, our spirits and the world around us.

Most of us are familiar with mother earth, the source in which we receive nourishment from nature’s bounty.  The satisfaction of growing your own food and gathering the abundant harvest is a gift.  A pandemic may have taught some of you this lesson!  Some of us today, identify more with or can imagine the excitement of sharing a very special dinner with your whole family or circle of close friends at a farm to table restaurant.  The host has invited you to this party to celebrate a very special occasion.  You know the owner, you know the host, you know the farmer, you know the chef, and you know and are loved by this community.  Just as physical nourishment enters our body, our minds and our spirits are nourished by the love from our supportive family and or community of trusted friends.  One day, we will all be so grateful to share a meal with a group of beloved family and friends.  Let’s not lose hope but look forward to that day! 

The element of earth is ultimately what mothers give us – a sense of belonging and a sense of home.  Our mothers, those who have cared for us, and mother nature is a gift.  With this quality of nurturing in our lives, there is satisfaction and contentment.  Our future needs feel met.  We feel at peace because this grounds us and centers us at the core of our being.  We are able to give from our hearts without expecting a return.  We live out of abundance rather than scarcity.  We are secure so there is nothing to worry about or be anxious about.  There is a natural cycle of reciprocity.  Ultimately we give generously from our hearts because of the gratitude in our hearts from this abundant splendor given to us.  Our tight fists relax and our hands open to the world.

And then there are boundaries.  Even a mother and mother earth has needs.  Reciprocity is a natural cycle and a virtue of earth, negotiating the healthy balance of giving and receiving.  Do you have the awareness of what you need?  Do you ask for support when you are in need?  Do you give until all your resources are empty?  Do you give to someone who only takes?  Do you neglect yourself to the point of resentment or exhaustion? Are you an angry doormat who allows everyone to step all over you?  Do you take care of yourself or only others or things?   Do you emotionally eat?  Do you have no appetite?  Do you have no desire to eat what is good for you?  Are you frequently saying “I’m sorry” when you don’t need to?  Are you needy?  Do you have an aversion to needy people?  Are you often looking for sympathy and throwing a “poor me” party?  Do you have difficulty receiving or are you a tight fisted giver?  Are you the taker who has no intention or is afraid to give?  Do you often feel slighted or insecure about being excluded?   Do you live beyond your means?  These questions are often entanglements in the energy of earth.

When earth is in balance, there are clear boundaries in knowing when to receive and when to give.  Giving and receiving stems from the heart with joy and gratitude.  Feelings of security, stability, generosity, happiness from a deep sense of contentment, energy with a peaceful mind and a healthy weight can manifest.  When out of balance, there can be physical problems with indigestion, abdominal distention, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, incontinence, cold hands and feet, or more serious problems like obesity, anorexia, or diabetes.  Mentally or emotionally, there can be anxiety, worry, obsession, resentment, a lack of motivation, ADD/ADHD, and or utter depletion.  At a spirit level, one can be completely uprooted.  When all levels of agitation occur, J.R. Worsley illuminated this disheartening state as “a child who has lost one’s mother.”

For many of us there may be a smaller harvest than usual due to Covid-19 which can throw us off balance.  What are some things we can do to realign ourselves with this season of earth? 

10 tips for cultivating our earth element:

  1. Get in touch with your inner child, and ask for what you need and receive the sweetness.
  2. Give thoughtfully from your heart to someone in need – maybe it’s monetary or maybe it’s an hour of your time.
  3. List 3 things you are grateful for.
  4. Reach out to someone who nurtures you, be it a mother, father, teacher or friend.
  5. Practice self-care so you can care for others.
  6. Cook and enjoy a nourishing meal – something warm and easy on the stomach and skip the cheese (you might feel better!).
  7. Allow yourself to say no or no thank you.
  8. When you’re mind is restless and incessant with thoughts and worry, start and or end the day back in your whole body through a 10 minute breathing meditation.
  9. Take a walk in nature and feel mother earth supporting you through her beauty.  As you walk, feel your muscles engaging, feel the earth you are standing on, and feel grounded and supported by it.
  10. Get your hands a little dirty and work with the soil and plant something or repot a plant that may need a mothering hand.

We are committed to support those who need care at this time with extreme caution and with every precaution.  We are equipped with the proper PPE including use of an N-95 mask, a new air purifying system with UV-C light filtration and sanitizing methods during and between all treatments.   A pre-screening phone call, email or text message prior to your visit will determine if your care is essential, appropriate and safe.  Daily temperature readings via a no touch infrared thermometer and a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen saturation levels is used for every client.  Please wear a mask for your appointment if you have one.  

Telemedicine is also available for any consultation and treatment needed including distance zero balancing, nutritional counseling, Chinese herbal medicine prescription, and exercise prescription.

*New location!
The office is located at:
4131 NW 28th Lane, Suite 7D
Gainesville, FL 32606
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COVID-19, Bend like Bamboo in this season of Wood

Gate of Hope

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.  The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.  Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.” 

-Thich Nhat Hanh

The season of Wood is back.  This spring energy moves up and out, grows and progresses to make this time a prosperous one.  This particular season does not seem easy for most of us. Benevolence is more important than ever.  We didn’t see this coming.  This block, this corona virus has caused unanticipated stress emotionally and financially.  It has pushed many of us to our boundaries.  We have been forced to re-evaluate the things that mean most to us, our health, our families, our friends, our occupations, and our entire earth.  We are moving forward more slowly and with more vigilance than ever before.  We don’t know why and whatever you believe, there are an infinite number of possibilities and positive outcomes even through these wild times.  I encourage you to continue to grow with strength and flexibility with understanding.  Understand yourself, your neighbor, and your emotions.  Recognize your feelings of frustration or fear and face these emotions with compassion. Take a walk outside in nature.  Love your neighbor.  Eat your greens.  Embrace the slowing down and rest which is always needed in our culture of doing, consuming and producing.  Reflect.  Take a deep breath.  Anticipate the blocks and move forward with them.  This is life in practice.  Consider going downstream, with the current instead of fighting the upstream.

As a healthcare professional, family member, partner, friend and neighbor with some experience dealing with many contagious viruses, including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Ebola, TB, Measles and Shingles, I want to be mindful of my clients and myself and be carefully considering the sensitivity of our situation that has affected our community globally and locally.  I have been reading, researching, attending webinars on the Chinese herbal formulas that have been widely used in Wuhan and other areas of China.  I have been collaborating with my mentors and colleagues on treatments to support you during this time complying with the recommendations with our local state department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Covid-19 is nowhere near over. It will be coming, if it hasn’t already, to your city, your hospital, your friend, your family member near you at some point in time.   Hopefully, you are not the one who is quarantined or waiting for a test result, or unable to access appropriate testing.  These are all real possibilities.  I’d encourage you to follow all local and federal government precautions and recommendations.

Please continue living life while hand washing diligently, wearing masks in public and practicing social distancing. You can also increase your immunity by nourishing your body with warm (easier on the digestive tract) unprocessed natural/organic foods, avoiding white refined sugar, gluten, dairy and excessive alcohol.  Exercise is beneficial, minimally a 20 min brisk walk or jog or whatever your choice of activity daily.  Drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest (at least 8-10 hours of sleep) as these can help your immune system.  Take inventory of your medications, supplements, Chinese herbs, and fill your heart with those you love within the recommended precautions whether it be a message, a phone or video call.  Be compassionate to yourself and your neighbors.  Consider a gift certificate to support small businesses around you.  In the spirit of compassion, with truth and love, be well and may peace be with you.

We are committed to support those who need care at this time with extreme caution and with every precaution.  We are equipped with the proper PPE  and sanitizing methods during and between all treatments.   A pre-screening phone call or text prior to your visit will determine if your care is essential, appropriate and safe.  Please wear a mask for your appointment if you have one.  

Telemedicine is also available for any consultation and treatment needed including distance zero balancing, nutritional counseling, Chinese herbal medicine prescription, and exercise prescription.

*New location!
The office is located at:
4131 NW 28th Lane, Suite 7D
Gainesville, FL 32606


If you need to contact the Florida Department of Health, the 24/7 call center is                   1-866-779-6121 or email questions to

Here are a few links that might be helpful to you:

How to wash your hands

Inner smile meditation

Message from Amma

What if the virus is the medicine?

How to protect the respiratory system naturally

FL Dept of Health – COVID-19

COVID-19 Fighting Products

Florida Disaster Loan

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Summer in Florida has arrived – the Fire Element of Love, Warmth, and Light!


The energy of summer is equivalent to the fire element in Chinese medicine.  Fire can be warming like a campfire.  It can be explosive and as you might imagine, life threatening when out of control.  It can provide warmth and light like the blazing sun.  It can go out in a blink when there is too much water or no fuel.  It is the only element with 4, rather than 2 corresponding organs – the heart, the small intestines, the triple burner, and the heart protector.  The energy is upward which is the energy when one jumps up for joy whether it be because of pure laughter, fun, love, joy or enthusiasm.  Do you often seek out a party or maybe you long to be loved.  Do you live in summer?  Are you tending your fire?

In Chinese medicine, the heart is not just an efficient pump that circulates blood. The heart is the source for warmth and unconditional love.  J.R. Worsley, one of the first acupuncturists in the western world refers to the heart as the “supreme controller” or the “emperor of the kingdom.”  It governs the blood which is the medium to communicate with all the other “ministers of the kingdom” who can assist with spreading this warmth and unconditional love to every cell of our being and to the tip of every finger and toe.  With a healthy “kingdom”, the people manifest joy and enthusiasm in work and life.  There is a spark, and a visible twinkle in the eyes.  There is a sort of letting go of control, restful sleep, the ability to love and be loved, and a calm spirit. When the heart is sick, the whole body is affected. With chaos in the “kingdom”, there can be hysteria.  People may feel panic and start controlling others. There is no joy or enthusiasm, and life can utterly fall apart.

When the heart is happy and healthy, relationships blossom, there is clarity of the mind, and your spirit is settled.   If you live in summer,  you are meant to bring joy, love, warmth, light, maturity, and propriety to those around you.  You are the radiance, the spark that ignites the fire, and a mature flower in full bloom.

Take mindful care of your heart and see an acupuncturist!  Many cardiologists are now recommending acupuncture for their patients.  The strength of Chinese medicine is the ability to see imbalance before any “diagnosis” arises.  Western medical practitioners often make a diagnosis when pathology manifests physically, a later stage of imbalance.

Things to consider in summer to support your Fire:

  1.  Make it a priority to have fun!  Do what it is that brings you joy!
  2.  Surround yourself with those who make you laugh, receiving their warmth and joy.
  3.  Give of yourself by giving someone unconditional love.
  4.  Meditate 10 minutes today to clear your mind and settle your spirit.
  5.  Get moving!  Circulate that blood whether it be exercising, dancing or surfing at the beach!
  6.  Eat red foods!  Beets, carrots, raspberries, pomegranates, adzuki/kidney beans, red meat or liver, and longan fruit all nourish your blood (especially menstruating women)!
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Spring is here! Do you live in the wood element?


Wood  is the element of spring.  It bursts forth with energy and moves out in every direction.  Wood progresses forward with vision, clarity, assertiveness and discernment.  It is green and flexible like a bamboo shoot that grows 100 feet straight up into the heavens.  Even the strong winds won’t stop it from growing as it bends with every obstacle without breaking because of it’s resilience and strength.  When properly nourished and supported by the richness of the soil and the warmth of the blistering sun, the wood element manifests with the virtue of benevolence.  Wood is associated with the Liver and Gall Bladder.  Your wood element within you wants to do whatever possible for the good of all humanity.  Unfortunately when out of balance, without the proper nutrition, a lack of moisture, or a lack of sunshine in your life, many obstacles can block this growth.  Sometimes, the imbalance can cause an overgrowth that affect the overproduction of cells or thoughts.  Are you stuck in a rut, where you feel frustrated or angry because something or everything is in the way?  Are you unable to assert yourself or are you indecisive?  Are you feeling exhausted because you are unable to rest and your thoughts are racing throughout the night?  Are you all dried out, inflexible and literally feel like you might snap in half?  Do you have vision for your future or do you have difficulty making a plan?  Or are you constantly making plans and unable to give yourself time to be still (without the phone)?  When you live in this wood element, or when your wood element is out of balance, these are common issues that may play out in your life preventing you from being your most virtuous self.  Physical manifestations eventually occur which include allergies, joint pains, tendon strains, hypochondriac pain and over a longer period can lead to organ dysfunction.  All of the elements support one another and the health in you may need to be readjusted and a few road blocks cleared so that your path may be opened to healthy growth, deep breathing, productivity, sound sleep, and justice for all!

Considerations in the season of spring time to nourish your wood element:

  1. Go easy on the alcohol.
  2. Eat greens.
  3. Try something new and creative!
  4. Wake up early and exercise or take a brisk walk and enjoy what is sprouting all around you!
  5. Go to bed early so you can wake up early!
  6. Use your time wisely, be productive so that you can enjoy the summer.  Spring doesn’t last forever!
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Welcome to Zero Balancing!


After a ZB session, you may find yourself feeling supported and uplifted, relaxed and energetic, clear minded and calm.  ZB enhances your body and mind with a dose of happiness!  ZB is a unique manual therapy that integrates eastern and western philosophies of healing addressing structure and energy simultaneously.  It is different from a massage in that there is a specificity of touch at the skeletal level.  It is beneficial for any sort of musculoskeletal tension, pain or injury.  It is especially recommended for rebalancing after a fall, trauma or just to feel more aligned and centered.  It can improve gait or running patterns, range of motion, ease of motion, and performance.  You may feel that through the release of overall tension in the bones, creativity in dance, music and art can be activated with finer sensitivity to external and internal feedback within yourself.  ZB is wonderful for stressful times of change, transition in life, when overworked physically, or overburdened emotionally.


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