Stay Ahead of Illness This Season

💨 Stay Ahead Of Illness 🧣 Whether you’re spending time with loved ones in far off places or staying home for the holidays at the end of the month, we have some quick tips to avoid getting sick this season: Take Yin Qiao pills* before you get to the airport or train station. It’s also … Read more

Now Accepting Venmo

Venmo payments now accepted! You asked, we listened. We now accept Venmo payments – look for @ercaclinic under the Business listings.

What Is Seed Cycling?

What is Seed Cycling and How Does It Work? Seed cycling is a food-based approach to hormone balance that involves eating two sets of seeds during each phase of the menstrual cycle. The first phase of the cycle* (days 1-14) is called the follicular stage. At this time, you would ingest 1 tablespoon of pumpkin … Read more

DIY Sea Salt Coffee Scrub

DIY Sea Salt Coffee Scrub Autumn is coming. In TCM, the organ associated with the season in the lung. And the skin reflects the health of the lung. We will often treat points along the lung meridian for conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis and itching skin. I’ve recently discovered some recipes for an exfoliating scrub … Read more

The Science of Acupuncture

How does acupuncture crossover with Western medicine? This is a pertinent question, especially with a newcomer to acupuncture. We know acupuncture works with the nervous system, triggering the release of pain-killing endorphins. Can it help the immune system? Studies show regular acupuncture treatments can actually increase the number of T-cells the body produces. T-cells destroy … Read more

Improving Your Mental Health With Acupuncture

In the last few months, many clients are seeking customized treatments for their depression and anxiety. Acupuncture can also help promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. Approaching your mind and body on a holistic level is key, and we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about your treatment. Improving and protecting … Read more

House Plants & Qi Energy

Improving Qi Energy Through Houseplants Houseplants: everybody’s latest obsession. My living room now showcases quite a few plants that I can count on (to not die). And, in fact, they thrive without much fuss! They bring joy and add some class to the décor. Along with standing in the corner looking beautiful, my favorite houseplants … Read more

BIOHACKING TO FIT YOUR NEEDS​

Biohacking to fit your needs Image: Xero shoes I have a love-hate relationship with so-called “biohacking.” I realize that I do fall for a lot of it, and some techniques (like Intermittent Fasting) have made my life even better. I still don’t wear a FitBit or an Aura Ring, but I did buy a pair … Read more

Kidney Energy and Menopause

How menopause affects kidney energy Menopause. The oft spoken about, rarely understood transition between life phases. It is defined as the time when menstruation/periods ceases. That means an entire year without a period. Traditional Chinese Medicine views the kidney energy as sustaining the metabolic process and decreases naturally as we age. When the balance of … Read more

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Strengthening Our “Wei Qi” (Protective Qi)

Did your grandmother ever chase you around admonishing you to dry your hair before going to bed, rather than let your wet hair hit the pillow?  Were you told never to walk outside barefooted? Were you ever scolded for not covering your neck in the winter?  What about drinking too many cold beverages?  In TCM, … Read more

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