SHOP – Product Recommendations

  Hello Everyone! I'd like to formally introduce the two different resources for my patients struggling to find the products, brands, and nutritional support I often recommend.  Whether you buy them directly through these sites or somewhere else, it is important for...

The 3 Epidemics of Hormone Imbalances

This is a vlog that has been a long time coming.  In it, I talk about hormone imbalances, what they are, what they contribute to, as well as what we can do to combat their ill effects. I also want to inspire you that there is hope if you suffer from many of the...

5 Tips to FEELING Good – Mind and Body

If you are a patient of mine, you already know how much I care about your emotional state.  You may be coming to me for lower back pain relief, but I always check in with how you are feeling – happy, mad, sad, fearful, etc.  Why?  Because the body is connected and it...

Part II: Diabesity – The Steps to a Healthier and Happier YOU

In Part I of the Diabesity article, I discussed the tragic consequences to our health caused by excess carbohydrate consumption in our modern diet.  It is reasonable to blame high cholesterol levels on cholesterol, and low thyroid levels on the thyroid.  However,...

Part I:  Diabesity – A Modern Health Epidemic

Looking for Part II? Click here! If you are like me, you have at some point probably felt that your body hates you.  You may have wondered why you don’t feel well and why you can’t lose weight.  Do you suffer from any of the following signs or symptoms?   Fatigue...

Standard Process: A Wisconsin Trip for Health

Nutrition is so important! Sometimes the damage caused to our bodies by the modern American diet gets in the way of healing.  The individual processes of our bodies are very sensitive to deficiencies in our diets, as well as toxins that we are exposed to on a daily...

Top 5 Tips to Enhance Female Fertility

I am seeing more and more people who are coping with the heartbreak and stress of fertility problems – especially those who have waited to start a family until their 30s and 40s. The wide range of factors contributing to infertility and the overwhelming variety of...

Ice Versus Heat: Assist Your Body To Recover Properly

The Role of Ice in Recovery In my field of medicine, I treat all types of pain.  Pain can come from damage to the muscles, nerves, bones, ligaments, or from an obstruction of the blood flow to arteries and veins.  My patients are often confused about one aspect of...

Skip the injections and scalpel blades. Bring on the pins!

If you have ever been a patient of mine, you know that I call the acupuncture needles “pins.” I do that because needles have a bad connotation and acupuncture truly doesn’t feel like being poked for blood or for an injection. In fact, the acupuncture pins have a...

Resilience: Mitigating Stress Among First Responders

It was an early morning shift when the intercom announced a helicopter in flight with 3-year-old Ranger, a K-9 officer; who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  Ranger didn’t make it, but it wasn’t without a three-hour fight in surgery removing his left lung while...

Spring is Near!

Spring is a wonderful time of year.  You can see growth all around and you may even feel the drive inside to start a new project or try something new.  It is the same energy and strength of the blade of grass that creeps up through a crack in the cement.  This is a...

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Erin West, TCMD, LAc
Doctor of TCM
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