What’s Your Jaw Pain Trying to Tell You?

The Basics Why is jaw pain so tricky to resolve? The answer is actually quite simple; TMJ dysfunction is tenacious because the jaw is the part of the body where stubbornness and resistance manifests. I know, that’s just what you wanted to hear…but it’s true. Whenever you’ve been stubbornly holding onto outdated opinions, and refusing…

Turning Inward for Winter: Nurturing the Water Element

Yes, it’s true. Winter IS coming. It’s time to prepare for days filled with soft, quiet snow, and long, cold nights. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), winter is the most “yin” time of year; this season is associated with water, darkness, cold, slow movement, and an inward movement of energy. Aligning ourselves with this change…

Transitioning to Autumn: The Metal Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Autumn has officially arrived, with its brilliantly coloured leaves and cool, crisp air, which means it’s time to clear out the excess from the summer!  From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in late October we move out of the ‘earth’ element of abundance and fragrant smells, and into the ‘metal’ element, which is…

Rejuvenating Scar Tissue: Love it, and it Loves You Back!

You try not to think about it too much, you try to avoid looking at it, and you definitely don’t touch it -but it’s there… Tight, painful, hypersensitive, or numb scar tissue. You probably think there’s nothing you can do about it except ignore it. Good news! There are natural techniques that allow the scar…

My Philosophy

We are all designed to heal ourselves. Profound changes occur when we acknowledge that our emotional state manifests in the body, and that the way we treat our bodies also directly impacts how we feel. We can learn from pain and disease by accepting that they are clues intended to help us understand the ways…