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Workshop Review – Shen Disorders

As published in Medicinal Roots Magazine – Winter 2016 Edition
By Susan Sandlin

Review for Alex Tiberi – Shen Disorders Workshop

Alex Tiberi is down to earth, warm, and caring. He has a deep love and respect for Chinese Medicine and it shows in his presentation style. I find listening to him very motivating. As both a professor and […]

By |January 18th, 2016|chinese medicine|

Seasonal Health Tips

In Richmond this autumn, the temperatures have ranged from cold frosty mornings to 80 degree afternoons. The transition from summer to autumn is the most dramatic seasonal transition of the year as we experience not only the change from summer heat to cooler temperatures but also diminishing daylight. According to Chinese Medicine the lungs and […]

By |November 1st, 2015|acupuncture|

Stick Out Your Tongue!

As children, we were told not to stick out our tongues and were taught that doing so is rude. When asked to reveal their tongue by a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, many people laugh and share their early memories of being told not to do that. Tongue Diagnosis is  actually a very useful tool that helps […]

By |August 26th, 2015|acupuncture, chinese medicine|

Nepal Fundraiser

After visiting Nepal several years ago, Susan felt called to organize and host an impromptu fundraiser to support ongoing earthquake relief efforts. Having collected many unique instruments and cherished memories from this sacred land, we extended our hearts and hands to take our community outreach to the global level. Kirtan group, Chakra Khan of Staunton, […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Healthy Living Fair

Healthy Living Fair – Unity Church Bon Air on April 18th from 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

Join me for this special event to discover new ways to bring health and vitality into your life! I am participating in the  Unity Church of Bon Air Healthy Living Fair on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 AM to […]

By |April 13th, 2015|acupuncture, chinese medicine, yoga|

Sinus Rinsing for Allergies

Sinus Rinsing
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, wind refers to anything airborne like pollen, mold, dust, smoke, chemical scents, animal dander, smog, bacteria, viruses or a literal breeze. The nose is the barrier between the atmosphere and our bodies. The mucus and hair cells in our nose filter the air from airborne particles.  Without cleaning the mucus […]

By |March 19th, 2015|chinese medicine|

Treating Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture

After a seemingly endless winter, storm-weary Richmonders will soon be welcoming spring with an extra measure of gratitude. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy some cool spring days rather than rushing headlong into the 80’s and 90’s without a gradual transition. Even so, emerging from the hibernation of winter can present some health […]

By |March 16th, 2015|acupuncture|

March Wellness Events at Good Foods Grocery

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th, 2015 – GASKINS ROAD STORE, WEST END

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th, 2015 – BON AIR STORE, SOUTHSIDE

BOTH SESSIONS ARE FROM 6:30 PM TO 7:30 PM 

USING CHINESE MEDICINE TO TREAT SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Spring is around the corner and everything will soon be covered in a patina of yellow-green pollen. Unlike past years, imagine you are not sneezing! If you suffer […]

By |March 1st, 2015|acupuncture|

Happy Chinese New Year

 

February is a month of celebration. On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate Love in its full splendor. Today, we celebrate the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Goat (also known as the Ram or Sheep).

 

The significance of this year is about how we celebrate the strength we achieve by working together. The […]

By |February 19th, 2015|chinese medicine|

Chocolate – In Honor of National Chocolate Lovers Month

If you saw the movie Chocolat, you may remember that the ancient Mayans believed that cacao (the unrefined bean of the cocoa plant) had the power to reveal destinies. In modern times, chocolate has received a lot of attention for its antioxidant properties rather than its more mystical ones. Research has shown that raw, minimally […]

By |February 16th, 2015|chinese medicine|