When to see your Acupuncturist

When to see your Acupuncturist So, a patient walked in and I asked how he was doing – “Well, if I was doing well I wouldn’t be here.” I hear that sometimes, but did you know you don’t have to be sick or in pain to come in for a visit? So here is a little snippet

Avoid the Flu that’s here

Oh Portland! It’s flu season over here! Want to avoid all that cough, sinus, and headache stuff? Come in for a treatment at the very first sign! Make an appt here: KimBoldrini.net/contact What are the symptoms of this flu? It begins with a sore throat, then sinus congestion, onto deep cough, then dry asthmatic cough. It

Healing ourselves of the Flu epidemic

The flu season is amongst us. The media reports hit on increasing hospitalizations and nation-wide death tolls, 59 of those being pediatric. However, only 23.3% of those hospitalized are positive for the flu.7 So why the hysteria? In the times of mass hysteria, informing yourself is key. Peter Doshi, a researcher whose graduate thesis from

Essential Oils

In our latest class we discovered the wonder of using acupressure and essential oils to clear inflammation and stagnation before and instead of needles! If you get emotionally upset, have PMS signs try Citrus on your liver/gallbladder area. (Do not apply citrus before going into the sun). I am attaching some great handouts so you

Flu season prevention

Todays topic focuses on a recently-asked question about flu season prevention tips and Chinese herbal recommendations. Influenza is an exterior pathogen that is carried thru the wind and enters either thru the skin (wind-cold) or the nose and mouth (wind-heat). Wind-Cold enters thru the skin and impairs the function of the lung and affects the

Why antibiotics are NOT the answer to viral infections

Every illness starts with a cold, a common cold, runny nose, sore throat, head ache, chills, fever, body aches. There are generally two kinds of colds: one that creates sore throat (wind heat) another that creates runny nose (wind cold). If the cold is not properly treated, it will go further into the body. Proper

Nutrition input

Comprehensive Nutrition information! Want to know what to eat and how the foods you’re already eating will help? I can’t think of a better more comprehensive list. Click here! MEATS Five element differentiation Wood-chicken Fire-lamb Earth-cow Metal-venison Water-pig Beef: neutral, sweet, Sp & St Qi & Blood Tonic Lamb: warm, sweet, Sp, Ki, Qi Tonic,

Blood deficiency

Functions of blood: Nourishes the body Moistens the tissues (eyes, tendons, ligaments, skin, hair, tongue) Provides material foundation for mind (anchors the mind so it can flourish) If one does not have enough blood the mind can become restless, anxious, sleepless, irritable, and dissatisfied. Symptoms such as numbness, dizziness, and palpitations can occur. As well,