chinese medicine

Sleep and qi clock

Exploring the 24 Hour Qi Clock

November 2, 2016

Most people are familiar with the terms diurnal and nocturnal. Diurnal means active during the daytime, while nocturnal means active during the nighttime. Together the two make up a 24-hour cycle known as a day. But, in traditional Chinese medicine, this 24-hour cycle is viewed as much more than just a day in the life.…

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nutrition food as medicine

Nutrition for Heart Health & Hypertension

September 2, 2016

In Oriental medicine (OM), we use food as medicine. OM nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. Proving a holistic approach to nutrition, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.…

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Ginseng

Must have herbs for increasing athletic performance

August 19, 2016

Athletic Performance-Enchancing Herbs Everyone is looking for that competitive edge. Have you ever wondered how you can easily increase your athletic performance (legally of course)? Well, look no further. Here are three performancing-enhancing herbs that will kick your body into gear and have you playing to the fullest of your potential:   1. Ginseng –…

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Fit vs. Healthy

June 22, 2015

Fit versus Healthy There is a difference between being in top physical shape and holistically healthy. Some people may be in great athletic shape, but actually neglecting their body’s other internal health needs. There have been numerous cases where professional athletes in the peak of their careers have died of heart attacks and other natural…

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Sore throat? Try this!

January 27, 2015

Feeling “a cold coming on”? Try this soothing and immune boosting recipe to combat sore throat! Dry Cough Pear & Almond Soup 5 ripe Asian pears 4 handful of almonds 2 quarts of water honey fresh mint leaves Cut pears in half and remove stem and seeds. Chop into small pieces. Place four handfuls of…

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How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

January 25, 2015

Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk food. These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our moods…

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Acupuncture can help with stress and anxiety

Cold and flu prevention with acupuncture

January 23, 2015

Wei Qi provides an “immune system-like” barrier that protects the body from harmful pathogenic factors that can cause illness and disease. When we are exposed to bad air, germs, and viruses, our first line of defense, according to Chinese medicine is our Wei Qi barrier. Over time, Wei Qi can become weakened and unbalanced due…

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Cancer Care with Acupuncture

Cancer Care: How Acupuncture Helps

November 1, 2014

Cancer. It’s a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. It can leave you feeling frightened, uncertain, and powerless. But if you or a loved one is facing cancer, it’s important to have hope. In many cases, cancer can be cured, especially when it’s detected early. There are more treatments available now than ever before…

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Acupuncture and Digestion

Your Super Spleen: Key to Digestive Health

October 10, 2014

The Spleen and Stomach rule the summer season. That means these organs are now most active, accessible, and unfortunately prone to problems. They are also associated with the “Earth” element. Earth provides support and nourishment for all life. Likewise, these active organs provide the body with nourishment. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated…

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Acupuncture treatments and cupping

Acupuncture Treatments You Have Never Heard of

September 25, 2014

  Acupuncture treatments for optimal health Most people know that one way to feel better is with acupuncture. You go to your acupuncturist feeling bad. A few needles are placed and you leave feeling lighter, energized, more pain-free. Using acupuncture needles to heal is part of a broader medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).…

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