Herbal Medicine and the High Performance Athlete

By Erin Alberda, LAc   In an era of both doping scandals and unprecedented access to supplements (that all promise to make you younger, faster, stronger), how does the competitive athlete navigate what is safe? A little bit of personal history – up until 2012 I was an active national and international-level athlete.  I competed … Continued

IV for the Athlete Inside You

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft Competitive athletes push their bodies to the limit and getting that edge could be the difference between winning and, well, not winning.  Competitive greatness means finding those edges you’re your opponents don’t have. Enhancing your performance is not only for the “competitive” athlete, however.  Remember your immune system is also competing … Continued

Qigong: Lifting the sky

by Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac   Qigong translates to “cultivating the life-force” It serves as a self-empowering tool to move energy, disperse stagnation and to increase energy. In Chinese medicine, fall is the season of the Lungs. The Lungs breathe in “fresh inhaling clear qi,” oxygen, and energy that support our immune system. Those with compromised Lung qi may … Continued