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Fundamental to life, to the study of Chinese Medicine is the iconic 5 elements. We’ve all heard of Earth, Wind, and Fire; the band. Many of us have seen the Nickelodeon show Avatar, The Last Airbender; complete with nations water, fire, earth, and metal. To me the elements feel as close as my feet to […]
What is a salad? Merriam Webster Dictionary tells us that a salad is any of the various “usually cold dishes” including raw greens, vegetables and toppings. Salads can be further picked apart from a culinary perspective, but that isn’t for the discussion here. Most often, and for purposes here, it’s raw vegetables drizzled with an olive oil, […]
Who uses it today? Acupuncturists worldwide, and anyone desiring the benefits of this infrared heat device for self-care. Best for tight muscles, injuries, pain relief, increasing immunity, and faster wound healing. Often used over areas of the back, shoulder, knee, ankle, and to warm up cold feet. The alchemical make-up of the black clay plate […]
Sarsparilla, not just a drink Once I was asked by a patient about sarsaparilla. He had a feeling that it did something important that he may need it for, but didn’t know what. Not being trained in Western herbalism, I didn’t know what to do other than Google it. Nothing really came up that I […]
What is your destiny? Written in heaven your life has a purpose or so says ancient Chinese wisdom. With clarity of thinking you ought to be able to talk with this part of yourself daily. There are two distinct parts to a human, since we live in both heaven and earth according to the philosophy […]
Yogically as well as speaking in Chinese medicine, there are times of day for everything. When Ben Franklin said ‘early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,’ he wasn’t just being boring. He may not have had every part of the day segmented the way they do in China or […]
A wise man once said, emotions are what make life real. It’s the feelings that give color and meaning to what is happening. Growing up, to differing degrees, children are taught to suppress emotions as to not cause trouble and waves. What is to be done with big emotions or little ones? Things are changing […]