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I Love Kettlebells & 3 Reasons Why You Should Too!

  I have been exercising for years.  Throughout this time I have tried many different exercise tools, some worthwhile and some a waste of time.  From the first time I saw a kettlebell I was captivated.  From its unusual shape to its unique motions I asked myself what is this and more importantly I asked … Continue reading

Taking a Look at the Deeper Issue Behind Depression

With the recent passing of a great icon, Robin Williams, many of us are taking a closer look at the issue of suicide.   If you have known of someone, perhaps a friend or family member, who has committed suicide this recent incident could stir up many difficult memories and unresolved feelings. Suicide often leaves a … Continue reading

Who’s in Charge of Your Ship-Your Mind or Your Body?

Have you ever asked yourself why it is that everytime you try to change something about yourself it seems like the road turns back on you making it impossible? Does it sometimes seem that no matter how much your mind tells you how you are going to change you still find yourself repeating the same … Continue reading

Nibalis Secret to Tour de France Win: Acupuncture

It might be a surprise for you to know that Nibalis and other cyclist use acupuncture twice daily in preparation and during their competitions. This helps muscle relaxation and recovery to improve performance. While acupuncture is not a cure all, Nibali is living proof that this ancient medicine works! Check out the article about Nibali … Continue reading

The Power of Observation!

  I had a private lesson with my Tai Chi teacher yesterday and he brought my awareness to an interesting concept.  That concept is observation.  This is a word that has meaning in the english language but has lost its significance.  When we think of observation we think of a scientist in a laboratory conducting experiments … Continue reading

Reasons Why You Should Stretch

Stretching is a very important and often misunderstood practice.  Athletes stretch before games, yoga classes are built around this concept, and sometimes older people can be seen doing this in the park.  Everyday people don’t conceive that stretching is important or something that they should do. There are some very important benefits to stretching and … Continue reading

Mercury Pollution

I often times blog about environmental toxins and our population’s impact on the environment.  I do this because I see so many health problems in my Acupuncture clinic that are directly related to environmental toxicity.  Humans for some reason have a hard time seeing the importance of their relationship to the environment and how important … Continue reading

Intention: In Acupuncture & Life

The early classical texts of acupuncture emphasize the importance of intention and focus from the practitioner when treating a patient. This makes sense from a logical perspective when considering diagnosis and a treatment plan. There is also a more subtle energetic level to this intention that has a great effect on the outcome of treatment. … Continue reading

Try Organic FOOD

We talk a lot about eating healthy at Chasing the Wind Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine. Our ancestors didn’t have to think about eating this way because they didn’t have to deal with processed foods and unhealthy eating choices. In the modern world we have to be aware of what’s healthy and what is not because … Continue reading

8 Tips to Reduce Stress is 5 Minutes

Tired of pulling your hair out over stress?  Whether it is your nine to five job, family, finances, health or just trying to figure out what to make for dinner, stress affects everyone.  In a fast paced lifestyle it is common for stress to go unchecked until it begins to cause unwanted health issues.   … Continue reading