Are you experiencing headaches or migraines? Learning how to treat them yourself can help to ease pain quickly, allowing you to continue being the active person that you are.Read More
Blog for Health Conscious Athletes
As a life-long athlete and competitive tennis player, I am familiar with the emotional and physical consequences that such a lifestyle creates. I have dedicated my life to studying Chinese medicine, martial arts, meditation and holistic health. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will stay in touch!
We’ve all heard it - the better you sleep the more energy you will have during the day. In this blog I will explain why and give you easy to achieve tips to help improve your sleep patterns and habits. During the night, as we sleep our bodies are healing and regenerating.Read More
BuzzFeed's Michelle Khare and ElloSteph visited Uplift Health and Wellness. Watch as I give Michelle what she calls an "extreme" acupuncture treatment, as I teach them about how acupuncture can help with relaxation and to alleviate anxiety.Read More
Yes! Acupuncture can help with weight-loss and weight management!
There are many reasons people gain weight and are unable to lose it. Your Acupuncturist will identify the cause of your weight gain, and create treatments and a diet plan that work for you.
EAR SEEDS are a great tool Acupuncturist use to aide in weight-loss.
Check this video out where I explain what ear seeds are how they help weight-loss.
After 5 surgeries (2 shoulder, one knee, and 2 ankle) I am grateful to be active and dancing. I was just asked how I’m able to dance almost every night and not be in pain. Besides eating an anti-inflammatory diet I regularly do Acupuncture with E-stim to myself.Read More
Because core is so important, and in honor of my twins #fitnesspascode8 is “Core Bedtime Bookends” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDPiGW-Dbq4) every time you wake up and before you get into bed, you will do 30 seconds of “superman swimming” and 30 seconds of a plank hold 4x. Wake the core up and start your day off right and get a little reset before bed!Read More
You know when you plan on something going one way and it completely slaps you in the face? That’s where this blog has taken me.
I set out to provide readers with rebuttals to the excuses people make to not work out when traveling (but really in general) and fell into the trap of not writing the blog itself. Morrisette’esque irony, don’t’cha think?
But wait!! It gets BETTER.Read More
From our good friend Michael Hamilton at Uplift Health and Wellness.
Joshua: “Daddy, you know you are just walking kind of funny”
Me”: “You are right buddy, I am. I was exercising and now my legs are super tired.”
Joshua: “But daddy you always exercise and you don’t usually walk like…waddling you know”
Me: “Well, yesterday I did ballet buddy and my body is not use to that”
I get pretty good leg workouts in; Crossfit, olympic lifting, bootcamp, etc. and thankfully my legs are fairly well conditioned. But, with my current schedule, I haven't been in a ballet class since last Nutcracker season. Every year, I do the Nutcracker and during this one week I pretend I am a dancer again and take class. This year was no different and day three my goodness! My legs were hurting, in all new places and ways. Not only that, but I have been having this nagging pain in my low back and hip on one side and during ballet class, stretching to the back, I could literally feel the moment it released. Routines are great, patterns are awesome, they are comforting. But, In your own workouts and in FitnessThatFits make sure you mix it up! Each FitnessPasscode should be done for 30 days. At any given time 4-5 FitnessPasscode going on is a good standard, once you hit the end of the 30 days, rotate that FitnessPasscode out and start a new one!
In honor of keeping your body guessing and Nutcracker season, FitnessPasscode6 is “Plies for Patience”.
Anytime you are in the kitchen waiting on the microwave, the coffee maker, the tea kettle, do 20x Plie Releve, commit for 30 days!
Meditation is powerful and proven to be effective for so many things, stress, pain, depression, anxiety, enhanced athletic performance and self-esteem. Not only does meditation work, its FREE! So why doesn’t everyone meditate?Read More
I know it sounds a bit morbid, but sometimes we need a little wake up call. If you “hate working out,” keep searching for new ways to workout, new ways to view it, new discoveries about your body and how you feel. Why? It really is a terrible waste to spend our lives just “hurrying up and getting it over with”.Read More
If you’re anything like myself and my co-workers you are surrounded by sneezing, coughing, and congested people right now. It’s that time of the year when everyone gets sick, why is that? I wanted to share with you a few of the reasons everyone is more susceptible to the common cold and flu during the holidays, and how to make it thru to New Years happy and healthy.Read More
Could acupuncture help you? Acupuncturist, Katy Frame, gives some insight into just how broad the practice of Chinese Medicine is and how it treats the root cause of disease or illness.
Day 1 of 30 days of Qi gong-Posture and Stance
Here's a video to help get you started practicing Qi Gong, standing meditation or Tai Chi. Start today with practicing correct Qi gong posture along with deep breathing for 2 to 5 mins.
Today I'm talking about my new favorite oil Vetiver. I started using Vetiver two weeks ago at night to help me sleep, and the effects have been amazing. I put 4 drops in a veggie capsule with 4 drops of lavender, and very quickly I'm relaxed and have been sleeping through the night.
Vetiver is extremely grounding and aids in any awareness/meditation work by calming the mind.
I have also been applying 1 drop to the bottom of my feet before meditation or Qi Gong. Vetiver is extremely grounding and aids in any awareness/meditation work by calming the mind. Because of this it's great for those of us that have an active mind, what I like to call the Spleen deficient mind.
Symptoms of this are constantly thinking, anxiety, obsessive thoughts and worrying. Vetiver will bring you back into your body, and stop all that exhausting over-thinking.
My athletic patients have also found Vetiver to be helpful in easing pre-competition nerves and increasing their level of focus. If you have questions give me a call of email me for a free consultation on what oils/herbs would be best for you.