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The Water Element and the Power of Surrender: An Interview With Sarah Clark, LAc

Interview with Sarah Clark, LAc, by Lindsay Wilkinson, ND, LAc  Lindsay: Winter can be a tough season for a lot of people. Can you speak to that from a Five Element perspective? Sarah: Winter is the most yin time of the year. We’ve gone through the deathing season of fall, and now everything is in …

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The Metal Element: Inspiration for the Darker Season

By Sarah Clark, LAc              In Classical Chinese medicine, the element associated with fall is metal. Think of the sensual experience of metal: hard, cold, sometimes sharp, often heavy. The heaviness of the metal season can leave us feeling bereft. The leaves fall with abandon, the rain keeps coming. The sun seems to have walked …

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Pain and the Heart as Compass – the Emotional Component of Health

Image by Leela Longson 2016 Pain and the Heart as Compass Addressing the Emotional Component of Health   Are you aware that there is an emotional component to your pain or illness, but you don’t quite know what to do about it?  For me it’s frustration. I know frustration is linked to my tight shoulders …

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Listening Deeply, Working With Trauma, and Being a Working Mom: An Interview with Sarah Clark, LAc

Interview by Kellyn Adams Kellyn: How did you make your way to practicing acupuncture? Sarah: My first introduction to acupuncture was through being a patient and experiencing a profound opening through receiving it. Kellyn: And you taught writing before you became an acupuncturist, right? Sarah: Yes, I was a writing teacher at the time, working …

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Five Simple Ways Acupuncture can Boost your Mental Health

Five Simple Ways Acupuncture can Boost your Mental Health   What does it take to go from walking to bicycling or dancing, from tapping your fingers to  painting or playing the piano?  There is a whole symphony of coordination among muscles and  joints, senses and reflexes, tendons and ligaments.  There’s also endurance, tenacity, curiosity,  and …

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An Interview with Leela Longson LAc: the power and magic of Five Element Acupuncture

Sarah: Tell me about your Five Element acupuncture practice.   Leela: What’s always struck me about Five Element acupuncture is the way it’s got many levels to it. People tend to get better from the most obvious thing they’re coming in for–like menstrual pain, or headaches, or say chemotherapy support. And then they notice other …

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SIBO and the Gut-Brain Connection: A Conversation with Dr. Whitney Hayes

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc Recently I had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Whitney Hayes, who specializes in treating gastrointestinal disorders. She talked about the causes and the mechanism of small intestine bacterial overgrowth, healing the gut through antimicrobials and dietary changes, and the reality of how gut dysbiosis affects our mood. Here …

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Acupuncture as a Conversation With the Body: An Interview With Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc  

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc  Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc, at Kwan-Yin Healing Arts Center. She told me about the joy she takes in the creative process of being a healer, about the way she perceives and moves blocks in the meridians, and about the fulfillment she …

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D.A. Wiley on the Ancient Practice of Sound Healing

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc. Last week, I sat down with D.A. Wiley, LAc at Kwan Yin Healing Arts. She told me about how the ancient practice of sound healing can reach deeply into the heart in a way that no other form of healing can, how obsidian stones can help us to ground, and …

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Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Healing from Illness, and the Wood Element: An Interview with Kimberly Klingele, LAc

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with Classical Five Element acupuncturist Kimberly Klingele at Kwan Yin Healing Arts. She told me about how her own healing journey led her to become an acupuncturist, how she uses Five Element acupuncture to restore balance and health within her patients, and how to live in …

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