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Cooking with Salty and Bitter Foods to Prepare for the Winter Season
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 …

How to Treat Seasonal Depression with Self-Care, Acupuncture, and Herbs
AcupunctureChinese Herbal 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 …

Using Chinese Medicine to Stay Balanced and Survive Holiday Travel
AcupunctureSeasonal Health

How to Survive Holiday Travel

For many of us, the holiday season involves traveling to visit family and friends. Though this is a joyous, celebratory time of year, the hustle …

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