Articles from Dr. Peter Borten

Think the Saw Down the Line

(Originally published as a newsletter for The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa) I discovered skateboarding as a young teenager, when the sport was experiencing something of a renaissance with the advent… Read More

The Big Picture

(Originally published as an eight part series.) Part One Readers familiar with my articles might have been surprised by my recent article on trigger points, since it dealt strictly with… Read More

The Kindness of Trees

Spring is the season ruled by the Wood Element in Chinese philosophy, so it’s a good time to talk about the lessons and challenges this element presents. In The Obstacle… Read More

Back to the Tap

Note: This article was originally published in 2007, but we wanted to share it again for all our new readers as food for thought while we prepare for another long… Read More

Aging and Stagnant Circulation

(Originally published as a five part series of newsletters for The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa)   Part One Over the past two millennia, Chinese medicine has seen the development of… Read More

Your Nose Should Know

(Originally published as a newsletter for The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa) Most of the fats we eat are subject to a constant process of breakdown called oxidation. When fats become… Read More

Keys to a Long Life

(Originally published as a three part series.) When it comes down to it, a great portion of our efforts are in some way motivated by a desire to keep living… Read More

Getting Through the Winter

As the days get darker and wetter here in the Pacific Northwest, the number of melancholy patients in my practice ramps up. Interestingly, the October issue of the American Journal… Read More

The Bitter Truth

Bitterness is a taste most of us try to avoid. Expressions such as “bitter enemies” and “a bitter pill to swallow ” show how averse we are to this flavor…. Read More

Water: The New Big Thing

While we’ve all heard the recommendation to drink eight to twelve glasses of water a day, many of us think of it as a vague goal that we’re not especially… Read More

Neti & Nasya – The Dynamic Duo

(Originally appeared in the November 2012 newsletter of The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa) Written with Briana Borten There are several simple daily practices recommended in Ayurvedic medicine for maintaining health…. Read More