Monthly Archives: February 2020
Did You Know You Can Use Food To Balance Your Hormones?
From a Chinese medicine perspective, seeds are little packages of Jing. The Chinese character for Jing, 精 has two meanings wrapped into it. One part of the character describes Jing as vitality and the other essence. Together they impart the description of something that is so refined and yet so subtle that it is essentially a distillation […]
Lunar New Year 2020: Metal Rat
On January 25, 2020 we honored the Lunar New Year and the incoming symbol of the Metal Rat! The symbol of the Rat will be with us until the next Lunar New Year celebrated in February 2021. In this article I will outline the symbols surrounding 2020, their meaning and give you themes and tips to consider while working with the energy of the Metal Rat.
How to Treat Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you may be starting to feel the early twinges of springtime allergies. In a previous post, “Spring time allergies? Start Treating Them In the Winter,” I discussed how the ideal treatment plan for seasonal allergies is to treat the allergies for a full season before your trouble season (roughly […]
The Budding of Spring
Almost two weeks ago, January 25th marked the Chinese New Year in 2020 as well as the first month of Spring. It is hard to imagine that Spring is taking shape when snow blanketed the region only last week, and it still feels as if we are shrouded in interminable darkness. Shovels and winter […]