QiGong: Working with the Body’s Vital Energy

By Anna Recun, LAc   Qigong has been practiced by people of all ages and skill levels in China for centuries as a physical discipline, meditation technique and therapeutic activity. It helps to regulate health, decrease mental, physical or emotional stress and diminish physical pain. It is a great alternative therapeutic and preventative method to increase … Continued

The Acupuncture Face Lift!

by Ko Ching Lu EAMP, LAc   Greetings!  My name is Ko Ching Lu, and in case you have yet to hear about me, I am your new favorite Acupuncturist and just joined up with AIM last month.  When we were discussing topics for this newsletter, I was excited to share something that you may … Continued

Allergies and Energetic Medicine: Get Your Feet on the Ground

By Dr. Bridgett B. Simon                 As spring moves in, the season can bring environmental allergies that make you want to hide indoors. In energetic medicine, I take a little different approach.  The practice of Earthing has become a term coined for having contact with the earth against your skin, such as the feet when … Continued

“I’m not crying, it’s just allergies!”

Herbal Allergy Treatment, by Dr. Rhea Abbott If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you probably have a love/hate relationship with plants (or maybe just a hate/hate?). Grasses, trees, weeds…they’re the cause of our most miserable symptoms, from watery itchy eyes to that constantly dripping nose.  But before you write off all pollen-bearing lifeforms as your enemy, … Continued

Sleep and the Energy of Crystals

by  Dr. Bridgett B. Simon   Sleep is the time of the yin, the calming, cooling and gentle time to restore our energy and our blood. If the heart is unhappy, Chinese medicine teaches us that it will be hard to sleep comfortably. The heart can mean the physical heart in this case and also … Continued

Homeopathy and First Aid

by Dr. Liat Engel, ND Now that spring is in the air and we are all finding ourselves wanting to spend more time outdoors. Activities like hiking, bike riding, running and swimming are all wonderful opportunities for getting our bodies and spirits out of the sleepy hibernation mode of wintertime. Naturally, increased physical activity and … Continued

Winter: A time to wait for the sun to rise

by Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac   Chapter two of the Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine) says:  “The three months of winter, they denote securing and storing…  do not disturb the yang [qi] go to rest early and rise late you must wait for the sun to shine (Unschuld)”   Winter … Continued

Athletes and Energy Work: Getting the Most out of Your Game

  by Dr. Bridgett B. Simon, ND LAc   Hello AIM community, it is a pleasure to talk to you. My area of specialty is acupuncture and energetic medicine. I know another acupuncturist is speaking to you on the acupuncture so I will focus on reiki, chakra healing and grounding work.

Acupuncture and March Madness

by Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac, DAOM Candidate 2017   Spring is coming! Sports, activity, and yang energy are rising! With more movement, comes more potential for injuries, or worry about re-activating old injuries. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can certainly help speed recovery in active injuries; and increase circulation and strengthen supporting structures to prevent old … Continued

The Athlete’s and Adventurer’s Natural First Aid Kit

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   Injuries are part of being active and living your life to its fullest.  Though physical preparation like stretching, kinesio-taping, proper nutrition and supplementation may reduce the risk of injury, such precautions will never guarantee that some aches and bruises will not arise.  This is why we came up with a … Continued