Spring is the season of the liver and gallbladder in East Asian medicine, and since these organ systems are considered in charge of the tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue of the body, we often see connective tissue related pain increase in the spring. These organs are also related to every joint in the body. Common […]

This recipe requires a little prep the night or day before, but once the prep is done, it makes a very quick weeknight dinner. Ingredients: Pulled pork recipe inspired by Nom Nom Paleo’s Slow Cooker Kalua Pig Recipe. We like to swap out the bacon with paprika. See her original recipe here: 5 pound pork […]

There seems to be a natural curiosity about the organ network system in Chinese Medicine. Perhaps it’s because it’s a little bit different than the paradigm most of us grew up with, where the Heart pumps and circulates blood and that’s about it. It could be because the larger functionality of the organ network system […]

Ah, spring time. Beautiful buds appear on trees, flowers pop up with enthusiasm from the ground, and the temperatures begin to show hints of summer to come. In nature, spring is a time of fresh starts, renewal, and growth. The same should be true in ourselves. Winter was a time of rest, going inward, and […]

If your family has a hard time eating their veggies, this is a great soup to sneak in some secret vegetable matter. Plus it utilizes the black foods of winter, to support your kidneys during the winter season. Ingredients 2 cans (15 ounces) black beans or four cups rehydrated black beans 2 T olive oil 1 […]

Early spring is known for remarkable shifts in weather. One minute it could be a brilliant, mild sunny day, and a moment later winds drive in a hail storm that last for only 20 minutes. Some spring days will take you on an adventure through all four seasons in a 24 hour cycle. This is […]

This is an easy favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We often make it on a Sunday to have 6 servings to eat throughout the week. Ingredients: 8 eggs 1/3 cup milk or alternative milk 2 T olive oil 1/2 onion, thinly sliced 1-2  garlic cloves, minced cherry tomatoes kale cut into thin ribbons sliced cremini mushrooms […]

I must admit, I am usually quite elated when a teenage patient walks through our doors seeking help for menstrual problems. Mostly because I know how much her life will change when she begins to have a regular, easy period without pain. Chinese Medicine is so very effective at treating menstrual irregularities, especially if one […]

Ingredients: 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese 1 T thyme, leaves removed from stem and minced 1 T rosemary, leaves removed from stem 1 clove garlic, minced 2 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed, and sliced to 1/4 of an inch thickness 1 small yellow or sweet onion, cut in half and sliced into 1/2 inch thickness 1-3 […]

In a previous post, we covered the bigger picture of depression, including a number of factors that may contribute to depression. In this post, we’ll look at how Chinese Medicine views depression; including common symptoms and suggestions for each primary pattern. Of course, every individual’s presentation is different and acupuncture and herbal therapies are customized […]