-Greg Zimmerman The Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen describes the summer season. "In the three months of summer, there is an abundance of sunshine and rain. The heavenly energy descends, and the earthly energy rises. When these energies merge, there is intercourse between heaven and earth. As a result, plants mature, and animals, flowers, [...]
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- Lauren Mendez LA.c, N.C. With our fast-paced and busy lifestyles, a green smoothie for breakfast has become popular and commonplace. It’s quick, easy, and conveniently has several of your daily servings of green vegetables in one cup. Loading up our smoothies with superfoods makes this a no-brainer for the health-conscious, busy professional or parent. [...]
Happy Women’s History Month! Throughout history, women have stood up to the many inequalities that still exist in this world, and with strength, wisdom, love, and compassion we continue to show up fully. It wasn’t until 1978 that Congress declared March, Women’s History Month and honors the extraordinary achievements of American women every year since. [...]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. IBS symptoms may include gas, bloating, alternating constipation and [...]
During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing. According to five element [...]
One of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mother’s Day is the gift of acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with an abundance of health problems and get you feeling one hundred percent again. Mom’s make the world work, it’s a known fact. So this holiday season you should give your mother the gift [...]
Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy. First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a [...]
If you suffer from chronic pain of almost any type, you are at risk for developing a physical "disuse" syndrome. Muscles will get smaller and weaker if you don't use them, which can add to back pain. What is disuse syndrome? Basically, it describes the effects on the body and mind when a person is [...]
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is ruled by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the liver. What does this mean? Well, you probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the seasons change. I know I tend to feel a bit more contemplative and introspective during [...]
Addiction is defined as the compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance, which means addiction can come in a lot of different forms. People can be addicted to illicit drugs like heroin just as easily as they can be addicted to sugar. But for the purpose of this article, let’s stick to [...]