Entries by Erin B. Kaminker, LAc, MSOM

A Healthy Immune System

Many people do not know that a healthy immune system actually starts in the intestines. The intestines are filled with a delicate balance of more than 500 different strains of bacteria (also called gastrointestinal flora). These microorganisms account for 70% of our immune system. Maintaining a healthy balance of intestinal flora is essential to protect […]

Women’s Health: Nourishing the Blood

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is essential to balance and nourish a woman’s blood throughout her life. Our blood is filled with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. It is the very substance that sustains and gives us life. Women loose a great deal of blood throughout the course of their lives, during menstruation as well as during childbirth. Even though these are natural processes, they can be very taxing on a woman’s body. Without replenishing the blood, women can easily become depleted and out of balance.

The Flu Goes Viral!

This has been a particularly severe season for the Flu. According to the U.S. Center for Disease and Control (CDC), we may continue to see epidemic levels for a number of weeks, especially in the Western states. In our clinic, Sage Medicine, we have seen an increase in flu activity this winter and would like […]