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Self-care tips for winter

Top Five Self-care Tips for Winter

December 7, 2019

Five Self-care Tips for Winter During the winter, we tend to go into “hibernation” mode. Think warm fuzzy socks, fireplace, and coffee! How can we keep up our motivation, energy, and self-care during the cold winter months?   Here are some ways to boost self-care during the winter: 1. Get some rest The season of…

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Lung health with acupuncture

Did you know acupuncture can help with lung health?

November 26, 2019

Boost your lung health with acupuncture Our lungs are incredibly important. Without properly functioning lungs, we cease to exist. In the United States alone, nearly 200,000 people die every year from forms of respiratory disease. Respiratory diseases include both acute and chronic conditions, everything from the flu to emphysema. While many of these ailments can…

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Winter Food Suggestions

What Should I Eat? Winter Food Suggestions

January 27, 2017

What Should I Eat? Winter Edition Traditional Chinese Medicine views things differently than other medical systems. In TCM, there are guidelines that are considered very logical when it comes to the seasons. These guidelines lay out what foods and activities are best for each season of the year. Chinese medicine teaches us to live in…

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Winter Energy

How to Boost Winter Energy with Chinese Medicine

January 20, 2017

Keep Thriving This Winter The season of winter is a time of slowing down and hibernation. According to Traditional Chinese Medical theory, the winter months are the perfect time to recharge your batteries and to start storing up the body’s vital energy reserves. The ancient Chinese believed humans should be at peace and in harmony…

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Exploring the body’s root:The Kidneys

January 13, 2017

Going deeper: The Kidneys The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the kidneys. The kidney element in Chinese medicine governs water and is associated with…

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Season of Winter

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Season of Winter

December 22, 2016

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Season of Winter The ancient Chinese developed a system of medicine thousands of years ago and that system is still used around the world today. This system incorporates more than just medicine though. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners also educate their patients on how the seasons affect the body and ways…

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Foods for Winter Season

December 6, 2016

Foods to eat during winter season Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the…

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