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Chinese Herbalist treats COVID 19 Patient Case

How A Chinese Herbalist Treats Covid-19: A Case Study

In this post, we want to walk you through the step-by-step process Suzanne Connole, LAc, a classical Chinese herbalist here at Five Seasons, took in diagnosing and treating a suspected Covid-19 case. In this account, you will get a taste of how our medicine views acute viral infections and see the special challenges that come …

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Guasha Tools used for Upper Respiratory Health

Tip #3: Guasha for Upper Respiratory Health

This is the third and last of a series of posts outlining some simple Chinese medicine-inspired practices to do at home to keep you and your loved ones healthy while on quarantine. The first post was on the use of warming moxa for digestive and immune support and overall strengthening. The second post was on …

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Man Tapping For Respiratory Help and Opening the Airways

3 Chinese Medicine Health Tips While on Quarantine Tip #2: Tapping the Chest and Opening the Airways

This is the second of a series of three posts outlining some at-home Chinese medicine health practices that can keep you and your family healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first post was about applying moxa to a special immune-boosting acupuncture point that is great for overall strength and immunity. In this post, I’d like …

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Moxibustion Immune Boosting Treatment

3 Chinese Medicine Health Tips While on Quarantine; 1st of 3 Posts: Immune Boosting Moxa

In my last blog post I wrote about supplements, dietary suggestions and lifestyle modifications that can enhance your immunity and keep you in good health. Thank you to all those who reached out to let me know how helpful this was. Your interest in the licorice and ginger decoction also allowed me to develop a …

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COVID-19: Chinese Medicine Insights

COVID-19: Chinese Medicine Insights and Recommendations

Like you, we are also closely keeping abreast of the developments of the coronavirus both locally and abroad. Although COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, traditional Chinese medicine has experience treating epidemics throughout the ages and can offer unique insight and care. In this post, we wanted to provide you with helpful information gathered from articles …

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Warming Foods for Winter

Preparing for Winter with Warming Foods

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each of the five seasons (Spring, summer, late summer, autumn, and winter) is associated with a specific element. As fall begins to turn to winter, we transition from the element of metal to the element of water and start incorporating more warming foods. As Paul Pitchford explains in Healing with Whole …

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10 Tricks and Tips for Easing Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum

10 Helpful Hints for Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum

—from the Prenatal Yoga Center Please enjoy this list of 10 healthful hints for pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Much of this information is gathered from friends, students, hands-on experience, mentors and teachers. I strongly believe in learning from others, so please feel free to pass this along to all your friends! Olive Oil on Baby’s …

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Treating Seasonal Depression with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Treating Seasonal Depression with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Clinically referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the winter blues can weigh you down during the dark months of the year. An estimated ten million Americans (two-thirds of them women) suffer every year. Symptoms include depression, irritability, headaches, fatigue and lethargy, increased appetite, carbohydrate cravings, difficulty concentrating, and decreased libido. We often get the …

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