Tag Archives: Chinese medicine theory
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.
Year of the Yin Earth Pig
Happy Chinese New Year! Today we leave the year of the earth dog, and move into the year of the yin earth pig. For those of you that are fascinated by other cultures, and especially horoscopes, reading up on the forecast for the yin earth pig year can be a truly fun experience. I love […]
Chinese Herbal Medicine 101
I’m often asked about the safety, efficacy, and benefit of using Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine maintains a historical longevity beyond most practices of herbal medicine. Chinese herbalism is older than the practice of acupuncture–over 2000 years. It is also one of the few herbal practices that did not receive persecution until the Cultural Revolution […]
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 […]
Nutrition Video Series Has Arrived!
Two years in the making, our Chinese nutrition video series has arrived just in time for the season of Late-Summer. Late-summer is one of the most important seasons to support our immune system, our overall energy, and our physical health. Why? Because it is the season of the stomach and spleen/pancreas. These organs are the […]
Rising Yang: Setting Up Your Morning Routine for Success
How do you wake up in the morning? Do you hit the snooze a few times, instantly look at your phone, and shuffle around getting ready, breakfast (maybe?) and hustle in a frazzle to get the kids, the dog, yourself all out the door in the morning? We all have our routines, for better […]
Between Heaven and Earth: the Human Being
Chinese medical theory is based strongly on a relationship between the natural world and the human body. An understanding of health and illness is achieved by observing patterns in nature, both generative and destructive. Wind storms ripping apart trees or turning into funnel clouds, versus the ebb and flow of oceanic tides all inform the […]