Lifestyle and Diet for a Cold or Flu: An Asian Medicine View

In preventing a cold or flu an important place to begin is to make sure to wear the appropriate clothing for your environment. There is a higher likelihood of catching a cold on a windy day, especially when there is a combination of wind, cold, and/or damp weather. Be sure to have clothing layers...

An Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine

We have all taken medicine for a headache, insomnia, or a stomachache that only offered temporary relief.  The reason that the relief was temporary is that the root (or underlying cause) of the illness was not treated.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnoses and treats the root of an individual’s ailment through pattern diagnosis.  Today,...

Support for Living a Healthy and Fulfilled Life with Asian Medicine

“The oneness of all life is a truth that can be fully realized only when false notions of a separate self, whose destiny can be considered apart from the whole, are forever annihilated,” are the words of LiJunfeng, Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong in “A Return to Oneness.” Please support your family and friends...

Asian Medicine View of Digestive Health and the Earth Element

The transition between seasons, as well as the end of summer, are correlated with the earth element in Asian medicine.  The earth element represents what nurtures, cares for, and supports us.  It is associated with digestion- physically, mentally and emotionally.  It is the archetype of a mother, the great nourisher, and has its roots...

How to Use Moxibustion

Moxa or moxibustion is an Asian medicine technique utilized to deeply warm acupuncture points and/or areas of the body.  Moxa is made up of the mugwort plant.  The mugwort plant is known for its special deeply warming abilities, particularly when used in the form of moxibustion- as an external heat source. Chances are that...

Asian Medicine Wisdom for Postpartum Care

  *The postpartum mother and baby are strengthened, nourished, and protected by a warm and breeze free home!  If the house is breezy be sure to seal window’s, or take other preventative measures.  Encourage the mom to stay inside at home for as long as is possible to protect her and to rebuild her...

Self Empowerment through Living in Harmony with the Seasons

When we strive to live in balance with seasonal energetics, there is a source of self-empowerment at our fingertips. This is because it is strengthening the body and deepens the connection to its surroundings to learn one’s innate connection with the seasons. When lifestyle habits are not in balance with the seasonal energetic, it...

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