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How to get ready for Chinese New Year and how to bring luck to the Year of the Rat! 

Welcome the year of the Rat!  The rat is the first of all zodiac signs and is a sign that a new day is upon, a fresh start, a new beginning!  “According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The […]

“I Am Awakening” Key Lime Pie for the Holidays

“I AM AWAKENING” KEY LIME PIE Recipe from ‘Sweet Gratitude’ by Matthew Rogers and Tiziana Aplio Tamborra, from Cafe Gratitude. I worked at Cafe Gratitude in Berkeley, CA for 5 years, one year as a baker and the other 4 years managing farmers markets, catering, wedding cakes and a line of products in grocery stores. I […]

Christina Martin from Tao to Wellness Delicata Squash recipe

Perfect Thanksgiving Squash Side Dish!

Sweet and Spicy Delicata Squash I love Delicata Squash.  It’s so perfect and even better, it’s so easy.  The fact that I can cut through it, with just a tiny bit of muscle AND that you can eat the skin is a game changer!  I’ve wrestled with its sisters, the butternut squash, the acorn, the […]

Acupuncture at Tao to Wellness is gentle and relaxing

THREE reasons why people don’t get acupuncture…

There are still skeptics out there! Even though, Cigna, Blue Cross, MDs, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the countless research studies all say Acupuncture works!  We still meet the naysayers… Here are the top 3 reasons, people stay away from us! “I’m afraid of NEEDLES!” People are traumatized as young children around […]

Tao to Wellness can help during these difficult times with wildfires

Tips for keeping your lungs healthy in these difficult times

Dear Tao to Wellness community, As we continue to face the days ahead with smoke-filled air, here are some tips for keeping your lungs as safe as possible.   Tips for day to day:   Indoor First and foremost: stay indoors as much as possible. Keep windows closed and ideally have an air filter running, […]

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What is the Chinese circadian clock?

What the heck is a Chinese circadian clock? Well, it’s a brilliant thing that was created by the Chinese thousands of years ago.  The Chinese believe that each of your main 12 organs (the ones with meridians) have a 2 hour time period each day where organs are on a strict schedule of self-care and […]

Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutrition can treat PCOS. Contact Tao to Wellness in Berkeley for treating PCOS with acupuncture and herbs.

PCOS Through an Fertility Acupuncturist’s Lens

PCOS Through an Acupuncturist’s Lens PCOS is the most common endocrine disturbance.  Many women have no idea they have PCOS until the endocrine disturbance becomes so big that their periods become non-existent. Symptoms: To qualify for a diagnosis of PCOS, a patient must only exhibit two of the following:  Anovulation, hyperandrogenism or polycystic ovaries (an ovary […]