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 it was temporary is that the root, or underlying cause of the illness, was not treated. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can diagnose and treat what is at the core of an ailment through pattern diagnosis....

Digestive Health and the Earth Element

The earth element in Asian medicine is present in the transition between seasons. The earth element represents what nurtures 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 in the family. If a person has an earth deficiency,...

How to Use Moxibustion

Moxa or moxibustion is an Asian medicine technique that is used on acupuncture points and or areas of the body. Moxabustion is the mugwort plant. This plant is known for its ability to deeply warm and activates the channel systems. Please consult with your practitioner of Asian medicine before using moxa for the first time...

Asian Medicine Wisdom for Postpartum Care

  *The postpartum mother and baby are strengthened, nourished, and protected by a warm and breeze free home! It is ideal for a new mom to stay inside at home to rebuild her strength postpartum. *Foods: Bone Broth Soup is wonderfully nourishing and is high in minerals. Cook on low heat for 12-24 hours, if...

Balancing with the Seasons

When we strive to live in balance with seasonal energetics, there is a source of self-empowerment at our fingertips. It strengthens the body and deepens the connection to its surroundings to harmonize with the seasons. When lifestyle habits are not in balance with the seasonal energetic, it can affect personal health in the seasons to...

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