Dr. Ron's Blog

Find the Flow

Spring Tuneup

Preventive Health Care by the Seasons

I feel that one of the most interesting examples of preventive health care is the Seasonal Tuneup. Because we are inescapably part of Nature, natural forces have a profound influence on our health.The purpose of a seasonal tuneup is to keep us physically, mentally, and energetically in tune with the ever changing forces of the seasons. It is obvious that we are affected by the local weather, but we are also influenced by the powerful changes in planetary and cosmic forces throughout the year. If we want to be naturally healthy we need to be in harmony with these changes.

Each season has a unique energy that will definitely influence a specific organ network in our bodies. These networks are diverse elements that interact on certain organs. The Liver Network consists of physical structures, mental/emotional conditions, and climatic influences: liver and gallbladder, blood, eyes, muscles and tendons, anger and kindness, communication, the middle dantian, season of spring and the east wind. These aspects of the Liver Network are especially important to your health in Spring.

A seasonal acupuncture treatment consists of selecting acupoints that are have a powerful influence on the predominant organ network of that season. During the visit, I will ask about any acute problems that you are currently having. Then I will examine your wrist pulses and tongue to assess the energy balance of all organ systems. After carefull analysis, I will offer an acupuncture treatment that is specifically aimed at keeping you in balance with the energy of spring while also treating any current conditions. This approach uses preventive and remedial treatment at the same time. It is natural health care at its best.

Acupuncture, herbs and qigong are excellent ways to encourage the appropriate distribution and nourishment of seasonal Qi flow. I often do some external qi healing after the needles are placed. This sets up a comfortable and nurturing energy field that strengthens the acupuncture treatment. Herbal tonics are usually taken for a short while during each season. I will make specific recommendations for your personal condition.

The Liver network needs tender loving care in spring. This huge organ becomes clogged with stagnant blood, toxins and metabolic debris during the winter season. As the Rising Yang Qi comes upward in spring it encounters this obstructing situation with unpleasant results. Spring is an exciting transition out of winter because the Yang Qi is tremendously active. But it can also cause frustration and irritability. The Seasonal Tuneup will help you be happy and healthy during this time of invigorating change.

Treatment sessions are $75 by cash or check. Price of herbal supplements varies.

My home studio is about a thirty minute drive from downtown Bozeman. In a sense, the treatment begins when you turn off the highway onto the gravel road. The studio is serene and comfortable with plants, sunlight and twenty acres of quietness. You should expect to be away from town for about two hours. How nice is that?

You may contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about scheduling and fees.

 Wishing you a happy Spring,

Dr. Ron Davis

Year of the Rooster

Happy New Year of the Fire Rooster!

Jan 28, 2017 – Feb 15, 2018

rooster217You are a Rooster if you were born in one of these years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017. You will have to be extra careful in 2017 because being in the year of your birth animal may bring misfortune and disappointments. You should avoid the color red, the numbers 1, 3 and 9, and traveling toward the east. You can mitigate the down side of 2017 by wearing yellow, brown and gold colors and traveling south in the 2nd, 5th and 11th months. Be aware of your lucky numbers 5, 7 and 8. And reduce your consumption of chicken.

The Chinese Zodiac depicts 12 animals that take turns being dominate every 12 years beginning at Chinese New Year. Each animal has 5 types: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. One type is dominate every 12 years. 2017 is the Fire Rooster, the previous one was 1957 and the next will be 2029. The energy of the Rooster is lively, amiable, outspoken, nimble, hard working, observant and certainly a “morning person”. They tend to be vain and flamboyant, so Roosters should control these traits in 2017. Bob Marley was a Wood Rooster, Jennifer Lopez is an Earth Rooster and Britney Spears is a Metal Rooster. Wonderfully dynamic people for sure!

The Health Movement Facebook

ronPhoto250Hello Everyone. This is my new FB page for The Health Movement. The mission of The Health Movement is a triad of offerings: 1) to help people access their deepest level of well-being, 2) to teach them how to enhance their vital energy for better health, 3) to provide therapeutic services that will guide their body, mind, and spirit toward a life of peace and happiness. This mission is accomplished through public classes and personal acupuncture/qigong treatments. Please Like this page and help share the energy of The Health Movement. www.thehealthmovement.com.