Red Root: a Common Western Herb Used in a Chinese Medicine Practice

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photo credit: Scott Kloos - Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants   Master Lymphatic Cleanser: Red Root - Ceonthus Americanus / Ceanothus Velutinas by Rylen Lee Feeney, Diplomate of Chinese Herbs (NCCAOM)   If you are a gardener then you know that Ceanothus is often referred to as wild lilac and does well in sandy, dry soil - making it a great drought resistant planting choice for Pacific Northwest gardens. [.....]

Staying Cool in the Kitchen with The Wellspring School

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It's summer and temperatures will likely stay in the upper 80's and low 90's for the next couple of weeks. For most of us, especially those of us hearty Portlanders without A/C, that means staying out of the kitchen or at least away from the oven for as long as possible! In line with the summer season, we made a couple of delicious salads at our last Cooking Lab that were very easy and delicious. We thought we'd share [.....]

Alumni Spotlight with Juliet Williams


We love catching up with The Wellspring School's Alum!  Juliet Williams graduated from our Amma Therapy Program in February of 2017. Since then, she has started her own practice called Urban BodyWorks, within the Good Life Medicine Center in NE Portland. Visit her website to learn more about Juliet's services, and to schedule an appointment! We asked Juliet to tell us more about her practice, and how she is enjoying [.....]