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meowHey Gentle Tiger-ites!

Our new location is:

6629 University Avenue #101

Middleton WI 53562

and the new phone number is:


There are pretty, vibrant and calming new colors. We control the heating and cooling in this sweet suite and the need for a blanket has been reduced. They are still available.

The lighting is still wonderfully calming and there is glorious natural light coming into the community space. There are now 8 chairs, vs. 6 in the old space.

Hello Gentle Tiger-ites!

After a LOOOOOOONG winter season, Spring has finally sprung! The wind is blowing, the grass is growing, the trees are blooming and time is zooming. I have found that more than a few of you would like me to be open later in the day. Because Spring is a good time to shake things up, move out the now stagnant hibernatory energies of winter and bring in the new life expressing nature of Spring It seems the best thing to do is to meet that need. The hours of operation at Gentle Tiger Acupuncture will be different starting July 1, 2013. Please pay attention and make note of  the following hours where necessary


8:30 – 5:00 p.m.


11:00 – 7:00 p.m.


9:00 – 3:00 p.m.


I look forward to providing top shelf health solutions for your particular need(s). I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity you give me to help you with your preventative needs as well as joining you on your path back to wellness.









I had another patient speak to me today of her friend who has been suffering with menopause. We know that menopause is inevitable. What isn’t inevitable is what menopause will be like. I’ve heard from some women who speak to experiencing little to nothing in the way of night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, hot flashes and irritability and I’ve heard other stories where women speak to having the market cornered on the aformentioned symptoms. The true story I heard today involved the friend going to the doctor and receiving a prescription for an anti-depressant. WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?! My mind reels at the havoc that may wreak. Here’s a link to WEBMD, that will tell you more. There is evidence that shows anti-depressants work with reducing hot flashes, but note the possible side effects, which seem to me WORSE than hot flashes, but you be the judge.

Please understand, menopause is ABSOLUTELY MANAGEABLE with acupuncture and herbs. I avoid the word guarantee, but I am very secure in the fact that I can help you or a loved one going through menopause get over hot flashes and night sweats as well as the other bevy of discomforts that can come with menopause. Contrary to popular belief here in the West, menopause can be a wonderful and enriching experience. Here’s a link to an informative article by Jean Shinoda Bolen M.D. Psychiatrist and Jungian Analyst here about menopause. Check it out and know that this is a time to be celebrated and you deserve to be comfortable, well and enjoy it.

Here’s the link again to find our new location at 6225 University Ave, Madison WI 53705. We are located just outside Middleton. Across from Cocina Real (formerly “Mi Cocina”) and Milio’s Subs and right next door (on the South side of the University Avenue) to St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.



I have a testimonies page and I apologize for not putting more on that page of this website. I will be more diligent on this in near future, because I can talk about how cool acupuncture is and how good you’ll feel after the fact, but I’m serving it up. Let’s hear from those who are experiencing it firsthand.

When  I think about the first time I came to Gentle Tiger,  I look back at it with gratitude, appreciation and relief.  I had come to this skilled acupuncturist, Miguel Cardenas, because I had a rash all over my arms, shoulders, hands, and fingers.  I itched so much that I wanted to tear my skin off! I had gone to a doctor, to an alternative healer and to the drug store, all in an attempt to relieve the itching, scratching and pain caused by the rash. View full article »

TA – DAAAAAAAAAAA! Here’s the new location…hmmmm…have faith Gentle Tiger-ites! the pieces of the puzzle are all here – Read on!


For some reason, maybe because I’m an acupuncturist and not an IT person (God Bless Them) I am unable to provide anything more visually appealing than the Venusian version of the link to a map of the new location. See that gobbledy-gukk above? Click it and you’ll have a clear picture of where 6225 University Avenue is located. Once you’re in the parking lot pull around to the back of the building. There is another entrance. Use this entrance and go to the lower level. The first door on the right is Gentle Tiger Acupuncture’s new suite. You’ll see a sign on the door that assures you of being at the correct door.

Alright, I’ll keep you updated as I can. In the meantime, please come and help me fill 6 antigravity chairs with blissed out acupuncturees!

So you watched the video about organic coconut oil below and you’re amazed. Well, here’s the key to health that you always knew about, but didn’t know about. Understand that even if you don’t have some life threatening or life diminishing illness or disease this STILL applies. The best part is that you still have time and illness is completely remediable.

I am so DANGED excited about this video. This supports all the stuff I’ve been telling you about organic coconut oil and validates what I’m certain of:

1. Healing/preventing from illness is often a matter of keeping your awareness up and paying attention.

2. AND healing may be difficult to face, but once you’ve made the decision to go through your own processes, healing is not hidden and esoteric only to be performed by institutions with big degrees and lots of money.

Notes about the video:

1. It appears Dr. Newport uses a microwave to melt Steve’s (her husband) OCO. I am big OPPONENT of microwaves. I’ll give you a link in this month’s e-newsletter

that speaks to that.

2. When it highlights the “hydrogenated cottonseed oil”, you can see “high fructose corn syrup” right above it. When I go back and watch the video again, I’m sure I’ll see more awful ingredients, but that was the one caught my eye the first time. One of the details about HFCS is that it prematurely ages your liver. I’ll also have a link in this month’s e-newsletter about why you should quit soda – stay tuned true believers.

This is a quick note (repeated on our Facebook page – click to the right over there to see the other cool stuff on our FB page) to let you know that Gentle Tiger Acupuncture is OPEN on Labor Day – September 5, 2o11. I know I am repeating myself, but it’s an incredulous fact, right? Anyway, I’ll be open on September 5, 2011 and I’m filling those spaces faster than I thought I would. Yippee! I’m excited about that, but what you can be excited about is getting a hold of me this weekend via cellphone (mine) will be easy – 608.346.1165. I will have it on me most of the weekend, except when I’m sleeping – LOL! Leave a msg, I’ll call you back quickly and we’ll get something going for Monday. In the meantime, enjoy this celebration of the end of Summer and be safe.

Gentle Tiger Acupuncture is now offering community acupuncture.

It’s the same high quality acupuncture found in most places that ranges in price from $60.00 to $150.00.

Now you can have the same high quality health and wellness services for 1/2 to 1/3 of the cost! Our sliding scale fees range from $20.00 to $40.00

We are located at 6225 University Ave Suite 114 Madison Wisconsin. This is across University Avenue from Milio’s and UW Orthopedics. St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church is right next door to us – matter of fact we share parking spaces. We’re in the same building that houses TIBIA massage school.


Call today and see if acupuncture can serve you. for FAQ etc, Please click “gentle tiger community acupuncture – all you need to know.” in the upper right corner of this page.