Susan Tretakis

Falling

Falling

This past week, the first week of the 2018, I was “down”. And worse, “getting up” just seemed to be too much effort.   And as much as it pains me to write this, the truth was that I was so flat on my emotional floor I did not even want go to acupuncture last week. Yes, you read that right. […]

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Learning from 2017 – Maximizing 2018

Learning from 2017 – Maximizing 2018

It’s the last week of December. Once again, as I have done since I was able to write, I am taking to my keyboard because journaling is what I do. I journal the sad times, the happy times, the inexplicable times. I journal the thankful times, the bitter times, the grief stricken times, the times of incredible joy and the […]

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TCM and Meditation

TCM and Meditation

I have always been a fan of meditation. Through my study of Reiki and practice of Yoga, I know its importance in my life. Perhaps it my journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine and making the emotional commitment to fully accept a mind-body connection for my health that the following quote from Google resonates with me: “Meditation is not just for […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside

A many of you know, South Florida has been experiencing a cold front, with temperatures as low as 35 degrees. While I know this is not considered extreme in states that are currently experiencing temps in the single digits and below, for me, with osteoarthritis in my knees, hands and neck, South Florida’s “cold front” was a kicker. Yes, acupuncture […]

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The “M” Word

The “M” Word

Everyone has an “internal dictionary” of words. The contents of ones’ internal dictionary reveals a great deal about themselves. Previously, you could have scoured the “M”s’ in my internal dictionary and not found the word “moderation” in any form. For years, I have read recipes that suggested I use “leftover wine” in a particular dish – and I wondered who […]

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T’is the Season…

T’is the Season…

T’is the Season…To become overwhelmed – by Susan Tretakis – Overwhelmed by almost everything: ranging from food decisions, gift decisions, balancing personal and professional responsibilities and trying to be all things to all people because, well, “T’is the Season”. There’s more traffic on the streets, more people in the stores and there’s more “noise” coming at you from every direction. There’s […]

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There are many Chinese herbs that can help you safely lose weight.

Chinese Herbs as Food Therapy

Research shows that certain Chinese herbs can double as culinary spices. It’s not just digestion that benefits from these herbs, but I was amazed at how much less my old joints hurt and how much clearer was my thinking.   And, while I loudly and clearly admit I am no “chef” I will say this: once you eliminate all preservatives from […]

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Cupping Therapy and Sciatica

Cupping Therapy and Sciatica

And then – after about 20 minutes – I realized I didn’t hurt anymore. At all. No pain – no prescription drugs!! Combining cupping therapy with a session of acupuncture, I walked out of the office much differently than when I walked in. So – armed with stretches and web links for sciatica treatments, I rushed home to research this thing […]

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