In the modern world we live under a constant barrage of chemicals in our foods, water, air, homes and personal care products. As our bodies try to adapt to new foreign substances they sometimes struggle to correctly determine what is friend and what is foe; what is nutritional and what is pathogenic. Nutritional imbalances and food sensitivities play an increasing role in our health as our bodies work to maintain homeostasis in a rapidly changing world. I am finding increasingly that many complicated and chronic conditions have nutritional components at their core. Exploring dietary and nutritional causes to your symptoms, working through an elimination diet, making small changes to maximize your health and occasionally adding targeted nutritional supplements are all available as part of my clinical skills. Nutritional counseling is part of my work as an acupuncturist and will be included with your acupuncture treatment as needed.