Tag Archives: Immune system

Key Foods To Eat This Autumn For A Strong Immune System

In East Asian medicine, food is itself medicine. Food theory runs on two important principles. One, specific culinary ingredients will nourish the organs directly associated with the current season. Two, by nourishing the organs of the season, you are also strengthening and preparing your body for good health in the following season. This takes seasonal eating […]

Cupping Therapy for Colds, Flus, and Lung Health

The Olympics showed the world that cupping therapy is a great tool to help relieve muscle soreness, pain, and to improve recovery after athletic training; but cupping therapy can do so much more. Cupping therapy’s other main uses are to stimulate the immune system, protect respiratory health, and to facilitate detoxification. We’ll talk about cupping […]

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, […]

Cold And Flu Season Tidbits- How East Asian medicine can help

As I write this, some children have already gone back to school. A second wave will start right after Labor Day weekend, and college students will be in class by the end of the month. Parents, teachers, and students know the drill. School starts. Immune systems mingle, fraternize, share drinks, and maybe even some slightly […]