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
This delicious dark chocolate mousse is quick & easy, smooth & creamy, super satisfying, and oh so keto, low-carb, and dairy-free to boot! Make some right now! (After you read the recipe, of course... :-P) INGREDIENTS 1 cup heavy coconut cream (Let's Do...read more
Study Finds Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Acupuncture provides pain relief and improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. This landmark study was funded...read more
Delicious, versatile, and so good for you, this paleo, keto mayo is quick and easy to make, and keeps for up to a couple of weeks 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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Do you have high blood pressure and want to bring it down to a healthy level safely, naturally and effectively, without the use of (or to get off of) prescription drugs? Then you've come to the right place! We happily have several options available for the natural...read more
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...read more
For those of you who (like me) like to geek out on numbers, I've got some goodies for you. Below are the guidelines I typically recommend to my patients for grams of carbs and protein, and ratios of macronutrients (fats, proteins & carbs). Note: Recommendations...read more
Here's a delicious, healthy substitute for grain-based, sugar-laden breakfast cereals and granolas: Ingredients: 2 egg whites 2 T maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 T cinnamon ¼ tsp sea salt 6 cups nuts & seeds Directions: Optional first step (makes nuts &...read more
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...read more
Are you looking to improve your overall health and well-being, lower your risk of dozens of diseases (including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer, to name a few), achieve and maintain your ideal body weight, and feel amazing to boot? Then a...read more
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...read more
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...read more