Holistic Health Clinic – Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Supplements: Are you taking too many supplements or not enough?

I have been asked about what supplements and how much supplements are needed for health maintenance. Or my opinion on some amino acid, vitamin, and herb that suppose to do magic, or is a newest health breakthrough!  I personally believe that there is no better supplement than a health

Thai Spicy Cucumber Salad

Summer Recipe Series Ingredients: Dressing 2 stalks lemon grass, center stalk only, chopped into 1″ pcs, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup brown rice vinegar. Salad Add above ingredients to blender and pulse until well blended. Salad- 2-3 cuc

Green Pea Soup

Spring Recipe Series Ingredients 2 cups whole or split peas, presoaked 1/4 onion, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup carrots, diced 1 bay leaf 5-6 cups water 1/2 cup dulse 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar Directions Layer vegetables in pot. A

Kombu Knots

Spring Recipe Series Ingredients 1-2 inches kombu oil Directions Wipe kombu with wet towel to soften it. Cut with scissors into strips 1/8-inch wide and 3 inches long. Tie into knots. Deep-fry in oil until crispy, about 1 minute.

Dandelion Salad

Spring Recipe Series Ingredients 1/2 pound dandelion greens Dressing: 1 clove garlic 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon umeboshi paste 1 teaspoon oil (optional) Directions Blend dressing ingredients in a mortar and pestle until creamy. Toss with greens.


Spring Recipe Series Ingredients 1 cup lentils, soaked 4 cups water or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon curry powder or 1/4 teaspoon each: coriander, cayenne, ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions Cook lentils until soft. Add salt and seasonings. Cover and cook 5-10

Winter Congee

Winter Recipe Series Ingredients 1 cup of rice 5 cups of water long yan rou lian zi shu di huang Directions Combine ingredients, cook for 4-6 hours on low heat. I used 5 cups of water, but the dried berries soaked a lot of it up, so probable better to use 6 cups for this one.

Tempeh Cashew Noodles

Winter Recipe Series Ingredients 1 cup cashews 8 oz. tempeh, cut into small chunks 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 garlic cloves 4 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon srirachi 1 small

Mustard Greens with Citrus Sauce

Winter Recipe Series Ingredients 2 bunches of mixed greens (I used mostly mustard, but also put in kale) 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger root 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon butter 2-5 cloves of chopped garlic lime juice Directions Add butter, olive oil, garlic, and grated ginge

Immune Support Soup

Winter Recipe Series (I got this recipe from the Bastyr website) Ingredients 1 qt vegetable oil small yellow onion, chopped 1-3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated 1-5 cloves of garlic, chopped juice 1/2 lemon 1 grated carrot 1/2 cup sliced shittake mushroom 3 tablespoons fresh minced pa