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General WellnessSeasonal Health

The Season of Spring and Chinese Medicine

Spring is here! Can you feel it? That whisper of aliveness that rides in alongside longer and warmer days? The daytime and nighttime hours are …

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 …

Exhale
AcupunctureGeneral Wellness

Exhale

This weekend, many of us were gifted a palpable sense of relief, a collective EXHALE, with the election news. Patients walked into the office on …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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In Chinese medicine, observing the patterns, fluctuations and shifts in your monthly cycle has long been regarded as a reliable indicator of overall health. The color and consistency of your flow, cycle length and regularity, discomforts associated with your bleed and even premenstrual symptoms provide insight into the complex and ever changing nature of your

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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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