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Dragon meets Condor

On July 31, 2018, Posted by , In Events,News, With Comments Off on Dragon meets Condor

I’ve been studying Daoist internal alchemy, Chinese Medicine and Qigong for the past 10 years.  I am a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, massage therapist, certified Qi Gong instructor and Yi Jing consultant (Chinese Astrologist).  The Daoist arts have helped to transform my life on so many levels and dimensions and I am grateful to help and teach others. In this past year, I’ve been drawn to the incredibly inspiring  Eagle Condor Council healing intensive program. …


On January 18, 2018, Posted by , In Health,News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Courage

Life is challenging.  Do you agree?  I mean, come on, let’s be honest here.  I practice medicine, live on a farm and am surrounded by beautiful, hard working, honest people.  But it’s a tough world to stay sane in.  There is upheaval around every corner, both in the geopolitical arena and also in my own home. That’s why a regular practice to something, anything is critical for my emotional and physical well being.  It takes…

Chinese Medicine as the Bridge

On January 16, 2018, Posted by , In Health,News, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Chinese Medicine as the Bridge

How can Chinese Medicine assist the community with healthy living? For starters, it has a rich 5,000 year-old history. Typically things don’t last long if they’re not working. Chinese Medicine takes a systematic approach to finding a healthy balance with the use of acupuncture, herbs, exercise, nutrition, and mindfulness/meditation, to name a few. Acupuncture techniques include the use of acupuncture needles, cupping, scrapping, massage, moxibustion, electrical stimulation therapy and much more. The treatment and management…

The Art of Self-Care

On March 19, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on The Art of Self-Care

The Art of Self-Care by Allison & Callan Welder Many of us spend a fair portion of our day thinking about and caring for others. You may work in the health care profession where it is literally your job to care for others. Perhaps you manage employees in your work environment or have a partner, children or parent that you care for. This is a noble and necessary part of life as a human. It…

The Power Of Qigong

On February 8, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on The Power Of Qigong

The Power of Qigong! By Callan Welder              I began practicing qigong (pronounced chee gong) about five years ago when I began acupuncture school in Asheville. I had heard about this mystical form of self-healing exercise before and was very excited about it being in the curriculum at school. Qigong is now a part of my daily life and continues to inspire me to become a better person as well…