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Gainesville Holistic Healthcare

July 20, 2018

Sometimes the tone for a bit of news or an update is better somewhat impersonal, giving information more objectively. But this isn’t one of those times. It would be difficult to write this as Deep Root Medicine, and not as Pete, when the content is personal, involving a transition, particularly one that I am this […]

Stress Revisited

March 6, 2018

My practice here at Deep Root Medicine focuses a lot on stress management, particularly where this intersects with anxiety and depression. And so I think about these subjects a lot – they are, in many ways, how I got involved in acupuncture in the first place. New research is being done that speaks to my […]

Breathing and Resilience

July 17, 2017

Breathing and Resilience I want to talk a little bit about breathing. Not yet another lecture about how to breathe properly, nor why you should let your focus stay on your breathing sometimes, though, also here, we will circle back. Instead, I want to talk for a moment about breathing as a window into our […]

Fatigue: Four Questions to Ask Yourself

July 13, 2017

All of us have experienced fatigue at some point. Often times, however, chronic fatigue and exhaustion are easily overlooked, since we just accept them as “normal.” But fatigue doesn’t have to be the defining feature of our daily lives. Once identified, it can be alleviated, returning to us the energy to tackle the world head […]

Rest and Creativity

June 16, 2017

Rest Rest is hard for me. I think rest is hard for a lot of us, really. It is cliche at this point to note the pace of modern life, the impossible pressures many of us face, to keep going, to be doing more. But it has become so common a refrain for a reason. […]

Tui Na – Massage and Acupressure

May 19, 2017

Tui Na  Tui Na is a form of therapeutic massage that has been used in China for over 2000 years. It makes use of compression and manipulation techniques along energetic channels of the body to harmonize circulation in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues. Tui Na is part of a rich tradition of East […]

Clarity and Confusion

May 8, 2017

Clarity of Mind Clarity of mind, of spirit, even a clear-and-lightness of our bodies, is a necessary prerequisite for peace, for joy, for committed and effective engagement with others, with the world, and especially with our own lives. Dampness In the tradition of medicine I study, one of the principle pathogenic factors is translated as “Dampness.” […]

UF Health Integrative Medicine Conference – 4th Annual

May 3, 2017

UF is holding it’s 4th Annual UF Health Integrative Medicine Conference this weekend, and I have an opportunity to table for Dragon Rises College in the exhibits area, which is really an honor and a privilege (even if it means giving up a Saturday!). I’m going to be talking about the college, what I learned, what I’ve found […]

Metal Phase in Dragon Rises Red Bird Flies

April 25, 2017

The Metal Phase transforms bonds, and so it is fitting that this series of posts comes to an end here, transforming this cycle into something, at least for the moment, complete. Our essence of what we might be began in the Water Phase, taking on momentum and direction with Wood, alighting to inspiration of our […]

Earth Phase in Dragon Rises Red Bird Flies

April 18, 2017

A phrase has come back to me over and over lately, or perhaps an image, a sense of what life looks like as Life, the greater one living and breathing through me – that phrase has been simply “one body.” The play of the wind in the trees not other than that same rise and […]