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Reduce Springtime Mood Swings With These Dietary Tidbits

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 […]

Heal Yourself With Food: Food Therapy For Blood Deficiency

Food Therapy For Blood Deficiency What does healthy blood do?  The concept of ‘blood’ in Chinese medicine encompasses a little bit more than our physiologic understanding of blood in the Western scientific world.  It also applies to the the denser, more fluid aspect of our bodies, as well as the vigor or vitality of our actual […]

Springtime Recipes to Soothe a Feisty Liver

This post is created to add onto my article in the March issue of the Walla Walla Lifestyles Magazine. To view the complete discussion of how the Liver and Gallbladder are associated with springtime, tendons, and feisty emotions, please check out the previous blogpost entitled “Spring Tis’ The Season of the Liver and Gallbladder.” The […]

Spring Tis’ The Season of the Liver and Gallbladder

In Traditional East Asian Medicine our bodies are a microcosm of the natural world. Each organ system is related to a season, an aspect of nature, a cognitive function, a body tissue, and an emotion. March marks the beginning of spring and the season of the Liver and Gallbladder in East Asian Medicine. The Liver […]