Category Archives : Blog


Plant a Tree

There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “The best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago. The second best time is today.” That’s certainly true for landscaping and it’s just as true for healthy living. We would all like to be enjoying the fruits of many years of healthy living—abundant energy, restful sleep, lower […]


June 2013 Formula Spotlight

Starting in June, every other Thursday (well almost) we have been posting a Formula Spotlight on our Facebook page. On the first Thursday of each month we’ll be archiving all of the previous month’s Formula Spotlights here on our blog. Be sure to click on the link and like our Facebook page to see them first. […]


Adaptation and the AC

Working in the Bastyr Herbal Dispensary, while fun, involved a lot of repetitive weighing, measuring and parceling of herbs. While we put orders together my classmates and I wouldchat and it just so happened that one day we were talking about Yoda—the diminutive green Jedi master from Star Wars. If I recall correctly, one person […]


Will this Hurt?

On Thursday the 2nd, I got the opportunity to participate in a MOPS Spa Day. MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) is an organization that provides community and support for women with young children, you can learn more about the organization here. There were a couple of massage therapists also in attendance, as well as several tables […]


Removing Roadblocks to Health

Chronic or long-term illness can put an enormous strain on the body’s resources. The energy expended fighting off pathogens, repairing damage and dealing with inflammation often leaves little left over for work, family and daily activities. Other health concerns may arise or worsen, further complicating the situation. Seeing a path back to better health under […]


Acupuncture Beats Clomifene for Infertility

A new study has found acupuncture to be more effective than Clomifene—a common treatment for infertility—for infertility due to ovulation dysfunction. During the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine, some of the best educated and highly skilled physicians were those working for the royal court. Because insuring that the emperor had an heir was of great […]