Tag Archives: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Honey, Sesame Walnut Treats To Nourish Yin

By Tara Gregory The root of all Chinese medical theory is the concept of yin and yang. When the yin and yang of the body are in balance, there is health and vitality. When they fall out of balance, symptoms and illness arise. Everything in our body can be broken down into a category of yin […]

Bitter is the flavor of the heart, not necessarily sadism

This past week a vast number of online news and gossip sources have referenced an Austrian study that seems to have linked a love of bitter flavored foods such as black coffee, beer, and kale to having psychopathic, sadistic, and Machiavellian tendencies. If you managed to miss hearing about this study, you can read more […]

The Earth Pair: the Stomach and Spleen/pancreas Meridians

The Earth Yin-Yang Pair:  The Spleen/Pancreas and the Stomach  *note: the Spleen in Chinese medicine is responsible for the tasks of both the pancreas and the spleen as we know them in Western science. Some think it was mistranslated as spleen, but the roles attributed to the ‘Spleen organ’ truly encompass both the pancreas’ and […]

An overview of acupuncture meridians

  I love East Asian medicine because of the rich understanding it has of the human body. Each human being is treated purely as an individual. Even if five people have acid reflux, they could all have a different underlying reason that causes the acid reflux. Each person in this example needs a different, individualized […]

Spring Detox

In our last post Spring Tis’ The Season of The Liver And Gallbladder, we discussed that spring is indeed the season of the liver and gallbladder. Spring is also the best suited time in Chinese medicine to support a detox diet or protocol. The energy of spring supports the liver and gallbladder both energetically and physically, […]

Simple Mushroom Thyme Soup

The last two weeks, my husband and I ended up buying way too many mushrooms in our fridge. Maybe it was miscommunication, or maybe it was fate leading me to create this soup. Please forgive the lack of photographs- a technical error lead to the loss of all but the two featured images. The next time […]

Can you eat a raw food diet? Let your poop be your guide

   I am not here to put down the raw food diet, or any diet for that matter. I want to spread the joy of being able to use your own body as a guide to whether or not your digestive system is happy with the diet of your choice. Your poop will be your […]

Kidney Strengthening Advice from World-Renowned Qi Gong Master

I am posting an article by my teacher and world-renowned Qi Gong Master Liu He of the Ling Gui Qi Gong School with a few explanations written by me. Nourish Your Kidney Yin As we enter the Winter season, people may experience more yin depletion. Master Liu He advises all students at this time to […]

Slowing Down For Autumn: Three Health Changes To Start Today

Autumn represents a shift from the busy rush of harvest to the slower paced introversion of the colder months. The last big push to harvest wraps up. The weather gets colder. Autumn weather can make us naturally inclined to drift off into introspection, memory, and nostalgia.  If we are not careful, these wanderings down memory lane […]

Heal Yourself With Food: Three Steps to Treat Fatigue and Qi Deficiency

What is qi?  Qi (pronounce chee) is essentially our energy. The Chinese character for qi represents steam rising off of rice, and many scholars translate it as the substance without form that we get from our food and nutritious beverages. Our qi circulates through our body giving life force or energy to our muscles, our organs, […]