Kathleen's Blog

Choke out Bad Bacteria (with Sunchokes!)

Jun 11, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
The sunchokes in my garden are just about to be harvested and it’s gotten me dreaming about this nutty, delicious tuber that I’ll be munching on next week.

Fire Element: Ignite Your Curiosity in Summertime

May 29, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
As our days here in the Pacific Northwest grow progressively longer and warmer, the heat and energy of Summer will be reaching its apex which allows the fruits and buds of Spring to mature for the harvest in Autumn. There is a beautiful snapshot in time between the rapid growth of Spring and the winding down of Autumn that is embodied by Summer. This is when the world seems to take a pause.

A Love Letter to Expecting Moms

May 25, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Dear One,

The "New" Miracle Treatment for Health and Fertility is.....Sleep?

May 16, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
What if I told you that scientists have discovered a new treatment that has profound effects on your health. This treatment makes you live longer. It works on the brain to enhance your memory and makes you more creative. It is protective against cancer and dementia. The treatment works on your immune system and makes you less susceptible to catching the cold or flu. It lowers your risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes.

Case Study: Five Elements Acupuncture Treatment for Addiction

May 10, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
B came to seek treatment at Acubalance for his insomnia and anxiety. After a few minutes of talking to him, it became apparent that not only was he unhappy about his life circumstances and how his body was responding to the stress, he was also unhappy about several actions he was engaging in. He worked too much, drank too much, and was argumentative with his family.

Why Do We Dream?

May 07, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Sleep is One of the Foundational Pillars of Health

Take the Online Quiz: What is Your Five Elements Personality?

Apr 24, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
I feel the most in balance and at home when I am surrounded by Nature. There is no greater medicine than laying back in the earth with the trees above me, my dog next to me, the ground below me and a stream running beside me. This deep gratitude and connection that I have to Nature inspires my clinical work as a Five Elements Acupuncturist.

Case Study: "I just had the perfect period!"

Apr 09, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Have you ever sat around with a group of other women and compared notes on your periods? Someone might say they get the craziest cravings while on their period. Another says that they can’t believe how much blood she can lose without passing out. The woman sitting next to you may say that she misses out on an entire day and a half because she can’t even muster the energy to get out of bed.

Self-Care 101: When to Prune and When to Reorient

Apr 01, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Are you someone who lives in service of others? Perhaps you are someone who will skip a meal to make sure that project gets done at work. Perhaps you are the kind of person will walk out the door and forget your shoes but you will always make sure your kid gets to school dressed and on time. Perhaps you are someone who will drop your own errands to give your friend a ride to their appointment they should have arranged ahead of time.

"Kale Yeah!" Caesar Salad

Mar 25, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
BC spring is confusing isn’t it? This brief window of warmth that we got a few weeks ago made me crave salad weather. Here is my recipe for kale caesar salad that is so easy to whisk up as a side to any dish or as a main course for lunch (just add salmon or chicken on top!).