September 11, 2017

I once had a therapist tell me “everyone has anxiety.” Although (in my humble opinion) this was a terrible thing for a professional to say to an anxious young woman, in some ways she was right. We currently live in a world that would make any sane person worried and af...

January 26, 2016

A few years ago, I attended a meditation retreat. In the paperwork at the beginning, there was a section that read: “please list anything that might affect your participation in the retreat.”  I remember writing, in all caps “EXHAUSTION AND OVERWHELM.”


At the...

August 25, 2015

This July I took 10 days off to participate in a residency with my theater company, Kickwheel Ensemble Theater. It was a fun, rewarding, and overall fantastic experience, but I always underestimate how difficult it is to make the transition back to the “real world” aft...

December 1, 2014

By Emma K. Dweck, M. Ac.


I talk (and write) a lot about living with the seasons, and how learning to live with natural rhythms can increase health and vitality. This is easy and fun to talk about in the spring and summer months, when everything is growing, blooming, an...

August 18, 2014

by Emma K. Dweck, M.Ac.


Too often, patients come in for acupuncture as a last resort, desperate to feel better. They have tried “everything” and call me up saying that they’re “willing to try anything” to ease whatever is plaguing them (often it’s chronic pain, but can...

June 24, 2014

by Emma K. Dweck, M.Ac.


“To offer our hearts in faith means recognizing that our hearts are worth something, that we ourselves, in our deepest and truest nature, are of value.” 

― Sharon Salzberg, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience


In Chinese Medicine, the...

January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Often the beginning of a year brings many new acupuncture patients. People are feeling positive about the potential of new beginnings and many make resolutions to take better care of their health in the New Year.

This is GREAT! And, if you are curious a...

December 2, 2013

by Emma K. Dweck


“During the Winter months all things in nature wither, hide, return home, and enter a resting period, just as lakes and rivers freeze and snow falls… Desires and mental activity should be kept quiet and subdued, as if keeping a happy secret…The theory...

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