Monday Morning Acu-Minute

Every Monday morning at 6am, Karen sends out a little, informative blog called the Monday Morning Acu-Minute. To receive the “Minute,” please leave your name and email address.

Here are a few examples of earlier posts.

November 30, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Using Acupuncture to Treat SAD in Winter 

Here on the East Coast, the first blasts of cold weather have barely arrived, but many people have already begun […]
November 23, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

This Acupuncturist’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

Here’s wishing you a peaceful Thanksgiving weekend, and for those of you who like to cook, here are some of […]
November 16, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture and Qigong

I am in the land of Disney (Orlando), surrounded by arcades, carnival rides and a water park having a delightful […]
November 9, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Environment and Health

Here are some final thoughts on the environment and our health. Let’s start with the premise that we are part […]
November 2, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Interconnectedness of Everything

A few more thoughts on our health and our environment. Chinese medicine, of which acupuncture is part, holds as a […]
October 26, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Human Bodies and Planet Earth: Systems of Systems — An Acupuncturist’s Perspective

As we conclude the inflammation series, I’m going to transition into some thoughts concerning the health of the entire planet. […]
October 19, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture and Inflammation

In acupuncture, we have a diagnostic framework for identifying and addressing multiple conditions that might fall under the category of […]
October 12, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Role of Exercise in Preventing Chronic Inflammation

It is common knowledge that exercise is “good for us,” but how, exactly, is it good for reducing inflammation? It […]
October 5, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Introducing Little Bunny Bed, my First Children’s Book

Following last week’s segment on the importance of sleep, I would like to share with you that I have authored […]
September 28, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Sleep is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory

It’s true! Our bodies are so finely regulated that, like the external world where some creatures enjoy the day and […]
September 21, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Relationship Between Gut Health and Inflammation

Now, it might seem odd to think of inflammation as beginning in the gut, but there is a good bit […]
September 14, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Anti-Inflammatory Food Choices

Enjoying a daily diet full of whole foods, meaning fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and small amounts of meat, […]
September 7, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

What Would an Acupuncture TV Commercial be Like?

Whenever I see commercials on TV promoting pharmaceuticals with cheerful images and long lists of dreadful side effects, I run […]
August 31, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

More on Reducing Inflammation Naturally

As we have mentioned, plenty of information exists on the unfortunate side effects of too much sugar and processed food […]
August 24, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Changing Your Diet as a Natural Cure for Inflammation

Since we are moving forward with information on natural cures for Inflammation, I wanted to share with you the true […]
August 17, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Problem with Sugar

Last week we started to look at what happens in diabetes as a way to explore the problems associated with […]
August 10, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Excess Sugar and the Inflammatory Process

I would like to talk more on our topic of inflammation, and specifically the role excess sugar can have on […]
August 3, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Welcome to our New Columbia Acupuncture Website

I am going to switch things up a bit today and introduce you to my new Columbia acupuncture website! Yes, […]
July 27, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Problems Caused by Sugar Consumption

Here are some interesting statistics about how the American diet has changed over time. In the 1700s, according to my […]
July 20, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Food and Inflammation

Here are some thoughts on how our food choices may influence our health, specifically regarding inflammation. Inflammation is being increasingly […]