My name is Viv. I am a native Californian & Asian American studying Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). My goal is to help educate and offer a modern perspective of TCM. If you have any interest in the following 3 things.. then you are in the right place!
Holistic Lifestyle Practices
Aesthetics: Inspiration through Nature
Esthetics: Skincare & Self-Care
I grew up fortunate enough to be surrounded by Holistic healthcare; acupuncture and herbal medicine. It wasn't until much later in life that I realized many people did not have the same foundation or experience with healthcare as I did.
Actually, not many people understood or even knew what Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) was. Most people thought of acupuncture as the equivalent of being turned into a life sized voodoo doll that was stuck full of needles!
As a child when I was sick with a cold I received acupuncture treatments and a warm cup of herbal tea. I was envious of other 'lucky' kids who got it easy with cherry cough syrup and Tylenol, instead of unpleasant tasting herbal medicines. Looking back I realized growing up with Chinese medicine taught me a very valuable lifelong lesson about how important it is to:
Pay attention to your body and the what it is trying to tell you.
If you have the patience and skill to listen, the body can tell you a lot the state of health it is in and what it needs to get better.
Come join me on this lifelong journey of discovery, inspiration, and learning :)
This blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only.