Traditional Chinese Medicine

Boost It With Ginseng

Ginseng is said to resemble a human body in shape, and it has been used for years in Asia.  Recently, it has become a popular item in Western culture. Many claims about this root have been advertised, such as its reputation for extending longevity and its use for stamina and endurance. Let’s look at the types of ginseng and the differences.

There are three main types of ginseng used: continue reading »


Dandelion: Detox With This Yellow Charmer

Next time you’re in a wide open field, pasture or meadow dotted with beautiful yellow dandelions, know that these prolific little delights are not only beautiful, but packed with nutrition and offer a host of healthy benefits. Let’s explore this amazing flower. continue reading »


Herbal Tonics for Digestion

Digestive disorders can be simple like flatulence or gas, or they can be much more serious, such as Crohn’s disease. But regardless of the severity of the disease, there is no doubt digestive disorders affect far more people than they should, especially in the United States. A recent survey reports nearly 74 percent of all Americans are living with digestive issues. Most people don’t report it to their doctors either, because they assume it is normal to have gas, bloating or abdominal pain. But these symptoms can be indicators of much more serious underlying problems. continue reading »


Sign Up for Our February Workshop — Activate Your Inner Superpowers: Realizing Radical Peace, Love and Well Being for 2019 and beyond

Activate Your Inner Superpowers: Realizing Radical Peace, Love and Well-Being in 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 11 AM-1PM –  Presented by Drs. Patricia Fitzgerald and Lauren Howard

In this workshop, we will learn how to let go of what is not serving our highest good, such as toxins, unhealthy emotional patterns and limiting belief systems. We will learn to access inner wisdom to create a life with more peace, harmony and love, independent of outside circumstances. We will explore the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine transformative practices of qigong and healing sounds, meditation, nutrition, and  herbal medicine–all presented with modern applications to allow for more joy in 2019 and beyond…

Presenters: Santa Monica Wellness Center Practitioners Drs. Patricia Fitzgerald and Lauren Howard

Location: The meditation/yoga studio at Have Body Wellness (upstairs from Santa Monica Wellness Center)

12304 Santa Monica Blvd , Suite 200 , Los Angeles, CA 90025

Fee: $30 Prepaid, $40 at the door (based on availability); sign up at or

Bonus: Have Body Wellness is offering our patients and their friends/family members who attend our workshop a week unlimited pass to their beautiful yoga-meditation-pilates studio for just $20!

Each workshop participant will receive a free copy of Dr. Fitzgerald’s bestselling book , The Detox Solution: The Missing Link to Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight, and Peace of Mind




It’s All In Your Head: Headaches and TCM

There are four main types of headache: tension, cluster, sinus and migraine. And, there are varying triggers for these headaches, such as food, stress, hormones, dehydration and weather. Fortunately, eliminating the triggers and finding natural ways to prevent and help an ongoing headache are possible. continue reading »