by Lynn Jaffee
I have lots of gardens in my yard; some are in the shade, some are sunny, and some are tucked into little corners that don’t get much attention. I like to walk around my house and check what’s been growing, what’s flowering, and what needs a little weeding. The other day, as I was checking out the green, I began to take stock of how many plants growing in my yard are actually Chinese herbs...
Editor's Note: Acupuncturist and author Lynn Jaffee writes an interesting piece about Chinese herbs found in the backyard. In acupuncture college we learn the herbs in a more esoteric way: identifying them in their dried and sliced form and learning the names in Chinese and Latin. Its quite removed from looking at the actual plant growing in the garden.
by Dr. Anika Al-Shura
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complicated system of medicine with more than five thousand years of history. What we know and how it is practiced today is based on organized research and practice during those thousands of years. The roots of this influence have spread internationally, running through all cultures of the earth...
by Erin Telford
1. Regulate your body’s temperature by eating “cooling” foods".
All year long, I advise my patients against eating salads. For the majority of people, cold, raw foods are the worst thing for digestion. Finally, we have entered the season where salads will benefit rather than potentially harm. In general when you are cooking, you will want to steam or simmer foods as quickly as possible. If you are going to sauté or stir fry, do so quickly and infrequently as this cooking method adds additional heat to your food. Our goal is to create a cooler internal environment to balance the heat from the external environment...
by Dr. Margaret Rogers Van Coops, PhD, DCH(IM)
With the ending of the Piscean Age and the birth of the Aquarian Age, a growing interest has arisen in the use and effective power of crystals. Since the word ‘crystal’ is often just an affected way of referring to stones that can be found all over the world, we must refer to the geological structures that provide us with such bounty...
by Renee Woodruff
I didn't have a targeted purpose for trying acupuncture, although I'd be lying if I didn't admit I was curious about the possibility of "curing" my never ending tummy troubles. Outside of that, I was looking at it from a more holistic and preventative perspective. I wanted to see if going to acupuncture on a regular basis would help with my stress levels...
Editor's Note: I love this blog post! Truthful, candid, reader-friendly, and informative perspective of why every woman should try acupuncture. Renee's curiosity to try acupuncture proved to be quite the success in improving her overall health and wellbeing.
by Della Hasselle
One of acupuncturist Dr. Jeffrey Levy's favorite patients walks with the assistance of a specially crafted wheelchair that rolls behind him to help him go long distances...
Editor's Note: After giving acupuncture to my own dog after a car accident, it reaffirmed what I already knew: that acupuncture really does work! This article showcases the increasing trend of veterinarians giving acupuncture to our furry friends for various conditions such as pain, arthritis and incontinence. The owners are true testaments to the effectiveness of acupuncture for the health and wellbeing of their pets.
by Sara Calabro
Last week was the first day of spring. Yahoo! Except for that fact that many people don't feel so hot this time of year.
The flu is -- knock on wood -- mostly behind us. Allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring?...
Editor´s Note: This is the perfect article for this time of year. The transition between seasons is explained in Chinese medicine theory. The focus of the article is on the liver system, its symptoms of imbalance, and ways to restore that balance so you can enjoy a happy and healthy Spring!
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