Dr. Peter Borten, LAc, DAOM

Articles and Resources on All Facets of Health and Healing




I hope you find something useful here.

General Health: Articles on nutrition, breathing, posture, massage, acupuncture, stretching, herbs, supplements, a variety of health issues, and more.

Mind, Spirit, and Nature: Articles on the mind, emotions, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and nature.

Pain: Articles on all different kinds of pain and pain management.

Practitioner Resources: Charts, reference guides, and articles for medical practitioners. Mostly, these are references I made for myself that others have expressed an interest in.

Work With Me: If you resonate with my writings and resources on health, consider scheduling a consultation or face-to-face appointment with me, check out my online nutrition course, and try the health products my wife and I developed.

About Me: My life (mostly the work part).


  1. Dr Borten, I loved your discussion with Marc David on The Future of Nutrition. This was the first time that I really began to understand TCM. I immediately went to your website to read more about the expanded view of the digestive organs and organs in general but did not locate a file that focused on this. Could you please direct me to more info on this? Is there a book you would recommend (sure wish you had written one:)) that a lay person could read about this?
    I have been dealing with SIBO and would like to make a more holistic connection here regarding all the digestive organs and my life.
    Thanks so much for your help.

    • Peter Borten

      May 14, 2014 at 8:13 PM

      Hi Jeanne,
      Sorry for not responding sooner. I just discovered your comment. (The site doesn’t notify if people comment and I hadn’t scrolled down on this page until now.) I have written a book on this stuff, but it’s still being edited. Meanwhile, much of this material – expanded views of the digestive organs – is available through my online course: http://www.thedragontree.com/howtoeat/
      Also, if you look through the nutrition-related articles on this site, I do touch on it here and there (though, admittedly, not in great detail).
      Be well.

  2. Nice site! Keep up the good work.

  3. HI : PETER:

    I saw your note on Gotu Kola with He shou wu….Gotu Kola is my favorite cooling herb to counteract stress, spicy food, and warm & energetic herb like shu di huang & He SHou wu, Huang qi, Cordycep. It is a soft drink/smoothie in Asia but they add too much sugar. It seem the Gotu Kola come in 2 name Pang da wan (mayway) or Ji Xue cao. I herb from Health Concern that it cool liver fire, and prevent nervous break down.

    Take Care.

  4. I liked your articles and they have been written in a way to make it easier to understand a situation. Thank you!

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