Year of the Earth Dog

Happy New Year! It’s the year of the yellow earth dog.

Doesn’t that just sound like a relief compared to the fire rooster?

We are all pretty familiar with the nature of dogs- loyal, protective, loving.

Dogs run like to crazy then plop down and rest- so the year may have lots of starts and stops. It’s important to listen to your body and honor it’s cycles- especially your need for rest. This is an earth on earth year so there may be more natural disasters like earthquakes so **get your earthquake kits together**!

The earth element is also about digestion. Take care to eat healthy seasonal, local foods and steer clear of refined sugar, additives, and inflammatory polyunsaturated oils like sunflower, safflower, canola, soy and corn oils.

If you have chronic digestive hormonal or immune issues, please come in for a visit and let us help you get to the root cause and resolve it.

At DHH, we are passionate about the synthesis of classical Chinese medicine and modern functional medicine. We utilize classical Chinese diagnostic tools to look at what is going on with the whole person in front of us- physically, emotionally and energetically. We also utilize functional medicine testing as needed that gives us data about things like a comprehensive look at the gut, the sex and stress hormones.  The synthesis of these two views allows us to get to the root of issues in the way of our patients feeling their best and achieving goals like healthy pregnancy, sound sleep, mood stabilization, freedom from pain and great digestion.

We create a customized treatment plan for each patient that outlines our treatment goals, and our suggestions around acupuncture, diet and lifestyle. It’s a sort of roadmap to health. We then meet each patient right where they are and make the tactical changes that will have the biggest impact.  Make your health a priority- we want you feeling sexy, vibrant and balanced so you can fully enjoy the year ahead!