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Food & Nutrition

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 …

summer drinks
Food & Nutrition

6 Tips for Healthy Summer Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Marked by the Summer Solstice, summer is officially upon us and we have certainly been feeling the heat here in New York City. With this …

traditional chinese medicine winter eating tips
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 …

millet congee
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 …

COVID-19: Chinese Medicine Insights
Food & NutritionGeneral Wellness

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 …

Warming Foods for Winter
Food & NutritionSeasonal Health

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 …

Green Kale Fruit Cinnamon Smoothie
Food & Nutrition

Green Kale Fruit Cinnamon Smoothie

I recently came across this recipe for Green Kale Fruit Cinnamon Smoothie on YogaPeach.com as I was looking for some new food options as we …

A Delicious Soup au Pistou Recipe for Late Spring and Early Summer
Food & Nutrition

Soup au Pistou Recipe

This Soup au Pistou Recipe is great for late spring/early summer. You can substitute vegetables based on whatever is seasonal at the time. You could …

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety Using Acupuncture, Herbs, Diet, and Lifestyle Changes
AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety the Natural Way

Despite the bright, hopeful energy of springtime, many people may find themselves suffering from moodiness, frustration, and anxiety, as these feelings are tied to the …

Scrumptious Spring Recipe
Food & Nutrition

Scrumptious Spring Recipe

Since spring is rapidly arriving, I thought a light and clean nutritious salad would be fun to pass along and experiment with. The recipe offers a good mix of sweet and sour.

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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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