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Using Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to Treat Injuries

In Western culture, it is a little-known fact that Chinese medicine is fantastic for sports and traumatic injuries. This medicine evolved alongside martial arts and warfare, but we can also use it for more everyday injuries like sprained ankles. Treatments were designed to be practical, and effective. Some of the techniques used are acupuncture, internal […]

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Departing pearls of wisdom from our first office manager, Nina

Our beloved Nina is leaving Washington DC and we will  miss her dearly. She wanted to write a goodbye letter to the Transformational Acupuncture community  – here it is: — Dear Community, It has been an honor to meet you all at the front desk of the clinic! My time here has been more than […]

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Morning Sitting Meditation and Morning Tea Meditation at the Clinic!

Jeremy here! I’m starting a wonderful new series at Transformational Acupuncture that I’ve wanted to do for ages – weekday morning meditations. Peace Inside for Peace Outside My goal is to give people a chance to enter into sacred, peaceful space before their workday. When you do this for yourself, it’s a form of activism […]

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Cupping and Herbal Medicine in Washington DC

Did you know that clients come to see us for services other than acupuncture? Our clients here in DC benefit greatly from cupping and customized herbal medicine formulas (and now they’re both more affordable – read on to learn more). Benefits of herbal medicine and cupping They may not be as well-known as acupuncture, but […]

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3 Ways to Manage the Transition to Spring

I really love springtime. It’s warm, there are flowers and sunshine, the days are longer, and it just makes me smile. However, it’s not all birdsong and cherry blossoms–as many of us know, spring can also be a volatile season. Some people find that if they don’t make an effort to adjust to the changing […]

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Shower filters?

Shower filters Many of us have water filters (’cause DC tap is nastay!), but few of us think about shower filters. Shower filters are really good because they take out the chlorine – in a hot steamy environment the last thing you want to be doing is breathing in chlorine. It also helps reduce dry […]

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Best steak ever, meditation update, and Rumi’s poem on Mindfulness

Here’s your 3 bullet Thursday: Best steak ever My energy levels had been dipping down lately, and I had an instinct that it was time for a steak. Nadia picked up a grass-fed NY strip steak from Glen’s, produced by Roseda Farms in MD. (They actually have a really good meat section, but it’s pretty hidden – at […]

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Busy Person Lies, Meditation Study Group, Cool Stuff a Client is Doing

Here’s this week’s 3-bullet Thursday – what we’re loving this week! How do you actually spend your time? The Busy Person’s Lies: This is a cool article from the NYT where several people actually tracked every hour spent for a year, and ended up challenging some of their own core assumptions: “I don’t have any […]

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