Immune System

Healthy Foods for Fall

traditional chinese medicine foods for fall

The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.

As fall descends on the land, it reminds us we need to start cutting back on the numerous cooling foods that are consumed during the summer months. Things like raw foods, salads, juices and fruits should be decreased because they can create too much cold in the body, according to traditional Chinese medicine. continue reading »

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading »

Michael Lee receives his second degree black belt

Michael Lee receives his second degree black belt in Pwang Gai Noon Ryu Karatedo from Shihan Bolz at Martial Arts Plus in Vacaville, CA.

Aaron Levine – 2nd Degree Black Belt

Aaron Levine received his 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kobudo from Shihan (Dr.) Bolz under the International Okinawa Kobudo Association headed by Shihan Mikio Nishiuchi. Aaron has been a direct student of Shihan Bolz for 11 years.


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