Earthen Heart Blog

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...

Reoccurring Colds, Chronic Bronchitis and How Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Can Help

There are many reasons that the lungs become susceptible to sickness. The lungs often become weak due to damage caused by a serious illness, especially if the illness was never completely resolved. Many people report that they were rarely sick until they got one bad cold or flu, and now they are sick often....

Acupuncture Related Research- Key Issues and Concerns

In this scientific era tested results, proof that something is effective, is often valued over the first-hand experience. Western research relies upon standardized protocol and isolating variables, so as to obtain reliable results. This is a legitimate and understandable approach when desiring concrete and repeatable outcomes. However, when utilizing this method to test the...

Menopausal Support with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Although other traditional Chinese medicine syndromes can be overlapped, in general women during menopause will have a pattern called Yin deficiency.  The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can cause a group of very uncomfortable symptoms for women, such as hot flashes, night sweats, emotional fluctuations, and more.  These symptoms are caused by the...

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...