2018—Predictions (and advice) for the Year of the Earth Dog

Welcome to 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog! The Chinese astrological calendar is based on the lunar calendar and a sophisticated mathematical system that through thousands of years of observation has produced predictable patterns of change in nature and human behavior. Understanding these patterns can help you maximize the positives while you minimize the […]

3 Steps to Boost Your Heart Health

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in adults in the United States for the past 80 years. About 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in the U.S. and more than 800,000 people die from cardiovascular disease every year—that’s one in every three deaths. Because heart disease usually has no […]

Integrating TCM for Cancer Support

In China, there is a branch of medicine known as Fu Zheng therapy. “Fu” means to fortify, and “Zheng” refers to the center of the constitution. Fu Zheng therapy, which fortifies and restores the center, is an immune-enhancing regimen of Chinese herbs often used to complement conventional cancer treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. […]

American College of Physicians Recommend Acupuncture for Back Pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or sub-acute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. Take this opportunity to pick up the latest book written by […]

2017—The Year of the Fire Rooster

Welcome to 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster! The chinese astrological calendar is based on a mathematical system that through thousands of years of observation has produced predictable patterns of change in nature and human behavior. Understanding these patterns can help one maximize the positives while minimizing the negatives in his or her life. […]

Cheers to a productive and challenging 2017!

As the year comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect upon the past year’s events, both personal and public, and look forward to our future. What does it really mean to make New Year’s resolutions? Are they fantasies that we create to allow us to continue indulging in certain behaviors that may […]

Breathe!! You are alive!

Take a deep breath. Now take another one. Notice where your breath starts. In your chest? In your abdomen? Notice how you feel. When I first learned the simple technique of abdominal breathing, I hadn’t noticed that most of my day, I had been breathing shallowly. If you have ever watched a baby breathe, you […]

Why I stayed home and ate a lot for a month

Many women in Asia, particularly in China and Taiwan, look forward to the month after giving birth. Why, you may wonder. There is a tradition called “sitting moon,” which has been practiced for many years. This is a time when women stay home for the entire month after having a baby. The idea is that […]

Cupping Therapy Explained

What are those red circles on swimmer’s skin at the Olympic games in Rio? Tao of Wellness physician Sally Goluboff, L.Ac explains the usage of cupping therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine.