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AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

How Can Chinese Medicine Help with Fibroids?

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and are wondering what the next step should be? Chinese medicine can be a …

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Chinese Herbal MedicineGeneral Wellness

Castor Oil Packs for Health

I was first introduced to the magic of castor oil by the acupuncturist that I had been seeing over a decade ago. He suggested that …

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AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

So You’re Getting the Vaccine. Here’s How We Can Help.

As more and more people become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, we wanted to let you know how Chinese medicine can support you during this …

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Chinese Herbal MedicineFood & Nutrition

6 Tips for Healthy Winter Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Looking for some Traditional Chinese Medicine tips on what to eat this winter? Read on! With winter solstice behind us, it is safe to say …

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Chinese Herbal MedicineFood & Nutrition

Millet Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Kabocha Squash

As we pass the winter solstice, what better way to prepare for the colder weather than through a warming and nourishing bowl of congee?     Congee …

Matcha and Black Sesame Latte
Chinese Herbal MedicineGeneral Wellness

Matcha and Black Sesame Latte

This is my new go-to morning brew to energize, nourish and detoxify: Matcha and Black Sesame Latte. As I ready myself for the cooler weather …

Chinese Herbalist treats COVID 19 Patient Case
Chinese Herbal Medicine

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 …

Guasha Tools used for Upper Respiratory Health
Chinese Herbal MedicineGeneral Wellness

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 …

Man Tapping For Respiratory Help and Opening the Airways
Chinese Herbal MedicineGeneral Wellness

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 …

Moxibustion Immune Boosting Treatment
Chinese Herbal MedicineGeneral Wellness

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. …

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Eating For the Autumn Season: Walnuts & More

With autumn well underway, it is important to eat for the season – walnuts are one of our favorite ways to do so. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we think of this as a time when the utmost yang energy of the summer begins to transition into the ultimate yin energy of the winter. Our

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Breathing Exercises for Autumn

As we transition from the warm, sunny days of summer into the cooler, shorter days of autumn, you may begin to notice the cheerful summer vibes replaced by more pensive, even melancholy emotions. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our Lungs are associated with the emotions of grief and melancholy. Breathing exercises can be a

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Chinese Medicine Tongue Diagnosis

Why does my acupuncturist always ask to see my tongue?   In Chinese Medicine tongue analysis is an important and incredibly useful tool when determining a diagnosis. By observing the many aspects of a patient’s tongue from visit to visit, practitioners are able to monitor and assess progression of treatment and severity of dis-ease in

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