Dr. Emily Franklin

Dr. Emily Franklin

Welcome! I am so glad you are here.

I am Dr. Emily Franklin, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and I help people improve their health and get more out of life.

At my clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I treat a wide variety of ailments using acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle counseling (aka lifestyle medicine), targeted vitamin and mineral supplementation (functional medicine), and homeopathic medicine.

I have been treating patients for 20+ years, and I have a passion for finding, collecting and sharing resources to help people like you feel great, in mind, body and spirit.

Find Your Path

The path to wellness is often a winding road, and your path – the practitioners and tools and methods that work best for you – is unique to you. Use me as one of the resources in your wellness journey, and I can help you find your way along your path towards a happier, healthier you.

To that end, in this blog I will share with you many articles, books, research studies, recipes, and more – resources that I’ve found (and keep finding) to be valuable and helpful in the journey towards greater health and wellness.

Best to you, and let’s begin our journey together!

– Dr. Emily

Sunflower Seeds: A Wellness Blog

Welcome! I am so glad you are here. I am Dr. Emily Franklin, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and I help people improve their health and quality of life. At my clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I treat a wide variety of ailments using acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition...

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Easy Homemade Paleo Mayo

Delicious, versatile, and so good for you, this paleo mayo is quick and easy to make, and keeps for several days in the fridge. I have some on hand at all times to make into various dips, dressings and sauces, or to mix into canned tuna or a couple of hard boiled eggs...

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Acupuncture: Why It Works

More than 3 million Americans receive acupuncture each year, and its use is increasing.1 While there are a variety of acupuncture techniques, those typically used in the U.S. incorporate traditions from China, Japan and Korea and involve penetrating your skin with a...

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The Anti-Aging Effects of Acupuncture

Did you know? Acupuncture inhibits the aging of skin cells and brain cells, slowing progressive degeneration and rejuvenating appearance, mental function, and energy. 8 Ways Acupuncture Works for Anti-Aging Collagen Production = Skin Tightening Reshape Expressions...

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MCT Lemonette

Quick and easy to throw together and onto some fresh greens, this tasty take on a classic vinaigrette is not only delicious, but is also a great way to get more oh-so-healthy medium-chain fatty acids into your diet! MCT Lemonette 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 T MCT oil (I...

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Chinese Medicine and Endometriosis

Chinese medicine - which includes acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle - is one of the few natural treatment options that can be profoundly helpful for women suffering from endometriosis. Endometriosis is typically part of pattern called "blood stagnation" in...

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WHOs Who List

WHO Report on Acupuncture The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed acupuncture an effective therapy for a number of conditions, and has published a report in which they reviewed acupuncture-related study findings for several dozen conditions. (Note: This is not...

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Classic Caesar Salad Dressing

Delicious and so good for you, this zesty dressing is quick and easy to make, and is a very tasty way to get more healthy fats (and greens) into your diet! Ingredients 1.5oz jar anchovies in oil (I use Crown Prince) or 6 anchovy fillets + 1 T olive oil 1 large garlic...

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Easy DIY Yogurt, Kefir and Sour Cream

You've probably heard that fermented foods are great for you, and they are, IF they are made with good quality ingredients, including a healthy, healing mix of probiotic cultures, and they don't have sugar in them. Of course, products that meet those criteria are not...

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Low Carb Vegetables

Are you looking to get healthier, and want some specific guidelines for eating healthy and feeling and looking your best? Well, here you go! There's a lot of conflicting information out there, and it can get pretty confusing and overwhelming. I'm here to help! Based...

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How Much Protein Should You Eat?

Do you ever wonder how much protein you should be eating? Getting enough protein helps you maintain your muscle mass and bone density, both of which tend to decline as we age. And this loss of muscle and bone leads to loss of ability to do stuff, which is a key factor...

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Potassium-rich Foods

Potassium helps maintain the balance of the fluid system in the body, assists nerve function, and is related to heart muscle contraction. Symptoms of deficiency include cramping, muscle weakness, mood changes, irregular heartbeat, and high blood pressure (for...

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Acupuncture for Cancer

According to cancer.org, there will be around 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2016. For both patients and their loved ones, cancer diagnosis and treatment is often a terribly stressful time, physically and emotionally. And the treatments for cancer can be...

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What Is A Healthy Diet?

What makes for a healthy diet? Wow, that's a big question. And let's just pause right there, because really, we should be talking about a 'way of eating', or a 'food plan', not 'a diet', because the connotation with the word diet is of a short term regimen of...

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