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Sagely Herb for Women

Sagely Herb for Women

Dang Gui, Radix Angelica Sinensis, is sweet, acrid, and warm. It means “state of return” because of its ability to induce the proper return of qi and blood to where it belongs in the body. It’s considered a sagely herb for women because of its ability to treat a...

Herbal Medicine FAQs

Herbal Medicine FAQs

What is herbal medicine? Any herb that can help promote healing in the body is considered a medicinal herb. You may already be familiar with some of them because we use them in daily cooking such as culinary herbs and spices like thyme, rosemary, basil, cinnamon and...

Love Letter to Herbal Medicine

Love Letter to Herbal Medicine

I want to share a little bit about my story about how I fell in love with herbal medicine. My journey to be an herbalist started before I was born. In my mother’s womb, the umbilical cord was tightly wrapped around my body and deprived me of oxygen. I came out as a...

3 Ways to Make Ginger Tea

3 Ways to Make Ginger Tea

A remedy that dates back hundreds of years in different cultures and one of my favorites is ginger tea. It’s important to use only the juice of fresh ginger and not dried ginger. It’s used as a remedy for common colds and flus. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory...

Patience and the Mulberry Tree

Patience and the Mulberry Tree

“With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” -- Chinese Proverb Silkworms only eat mulberry leaves and the trees were grown traditionally for this purpose. The silkworm spins itself a silk cocoon that is made with a continuous thread of silk. That...

Rosemary is for Remembrance

Rosemary is for Remembrance

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember” - Shakespeare, HamletRosemary has been a beloved herb since ancient times, used for its culinary and medicinal properties. It symbolizes remembrance, friendship and love. Rosemary is probably one of...

Is the weight of the world on your shoulders?

Is the weight of the world on your shoulders?

Do you carry your stress in the upper back, neck and shoulders? I want to share an acupressure point that is great at relieving this tension.GB 21 - Jiang Jing or “Shoulder Well”The acupressure point GB 21 is located at the top of the shoulders, at the highest point...

Healing from Trauma

Healing from Trauma

Healing from trauma means healing from the very depths of your body down to the cellular level, down to the depths of your soul to reclaim it. - Little SageThis past week certainly has been tough. Especially in the national and world news. I sat down on my computer to...

Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations

What are affirmations? Affirmations are brief, positive statements, that are said frequently to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts and cultivate positive thinking. Throughout our lives, we have been influenced by our environment, how we were raised and what...

How do you build resilience?

How do you build resilience?

My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”― Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai) We have the amazing ability as humans to be resilient in the face of adversity. Just as our world is filled with stories of suffering, it’s equally filled...

Love Your Liver

Love Your Liver

Function of the liver in Chinese medicine Spring corresponds to the Wood element, the color green, and the organ of the liver. The liver is in charge of filtration, detoxification, regulation of chemicals in the blood, and storage of vitamins and minerals. In addition...

Spring Energy Brings Renewal and Growth

Spring Energy Brings Renewal and Growth

Spring signals a seasonal change when the sun shines directly onto the equator; day and night are equal in length. Spring symbolizes a time of rebirth, renewal and new beginnings. In Chinese Medicine, the principle of the Five Elements views what is going on in the...

Fill Your Year with Self-Care and Happiness

Fill Your Year with Self-Care and Happiness

With the new year often comes new year’s resolutions and a lot of messages out there that emphasize a “New Year and a New You.” But I want to de-emphasize the part about having to change yourself for the better or the idea that you have to reinvent yourself for the...

What’s the heart got to do with it?

What’s the heart got to do with it?

In my Masterclass Video I highlighted two points Tan Zhong and Guan Yuan. In this post, I’ll talk more about why these two points are important for cultivating your Qi. Qi means vital energy or life force. Qi represents the different functions and transformations of...

Your Inner Super Power

Your Inner Super Power

Over thousands of years ago, the ancient masters discovered the ability to cultivate the power of Qi. They discovered that the most profound medicine to heal our bodies can be found within us. This concept of Qi is what many here in the West are only starting to...

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month It’s also the New Lunar Year which is celebrated on February 12, 2021 in many Asian countries. It's the year of the Metal Ox according to the Chinese Zodiac. Like last year, 2021 is influenced by the metal element. Metal is related to...

Four Ways to Create More Love and Positivity

Four Ways to Create More Love and Positivity

Harmony in the mind, body and spirit is essential to live your healthiest life. Setting up your environment the right way can help you be more present, more loving, and stay close to your purpose and intention in life. Here are four things you can do to create more...

Release Stuck Energy

Release Stuck Energy

Release If you have some stuck energy or things you want to let go of, you can try this journaling exercise. It has two parts. Allow yourself at least 15 - 30 minutes to do it. Find a quiet space. Get out a piece of paper and write down all the things from the past...

Emotional Healing with Chinese Medicine

Emotional Healing with Chinese Medicine

In Chinese medicine there is an intimate relationship between the mind, body, emotions and spirit. Our emotions have an important influence in our lives and in our health. Western medicine may recognize the interaction between the body and emotions but puts it...

3 Herbs to Support Your Immunity and My Favorite Recipe

3 Herbs to Support Your Immunity and My Favorite Recipe

One of the top concerns many of us have during this pandemic is how to keep our family healthy. In addition to the recommendations to wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your physical distance, supporting your immune system is important in preventing sickness. In a...

Breathing Roots Meditation

Breathing Roots Meditation

Breathing is essential to life. The tragic event in Minneapolis when vital breath was violently taken away from George Floyd sparked demonstrations and civil unrest throughout the country. These events over the past weeks have weighed heavy on my heart and mind. The...

5-Day Feel Good Boost

5-Day Feel Good Boost

The time to focus on our health and well-being is even more important now. Many of us are worried if our immune system is optimal and struggling with poor energy, increased anxiety and high stress levels. I want to continue to support you during this time. In addition...

Acupuncture for Kids

Acupuncture for Kids

"You treat kids with acupuncture? Really?" This is a question I get asked often because most don't know that kids can get acupuncture and that it's safe and effective. As an acupuncturist, and a mom, I became passionate about being an advocate of acupuncture for kids....

Boost Your Immune System with Bone Broth

Boost Your Immune System with Bone Broth

One of my favorite things to recommend to people is making homemade bone broth. Not only is it super nutritious for you, but it is also super easy to make. Below you will find a general guide how to make a simple bone broth from any kind of bones and cartilage from...

Little Sage Clinic Video

Little Sage Clinic Video

[VIDEO] Little Sage Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine is passionate about supporting you through your health care journey. We provide high quality holistic health care, to help you restore and nurture good health to improve your quality of life.  Watch the video and...

Little Sage on Kababayan Today with G. Töngi

Little Sage on Kababayan Today with G. Töngi

Melissa was invited to speak on a local television show hosted by G. Töngi of Kababayan Today to talk about her passion for health and healing with East Asian Medicine. Below is the show in four parts that originally aired in March 2017. 

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