In Chinese Medicine, each organ system in the body is associated with a particular emotion, and also a particular “element” (or force at play in the natural world.) The organ system associated with grief, loss, and sadness, is the Lung. I don’t need to tell you what organ system is most often associated with COVID-19 infection.
A lovely description of the action of flower essences is the comparison to the physical effects we can feel when we hear a moving piece of music, or seeing an inspirational work of art. While neither the music or art is physically “touching” us, our body is still experiencing some kind of reaction. We can call this a soul/spirit/energetic/qi response based on our personal belief system. Flower essences fit nicely into the healing modalities of acupuncture and massage as it also seeks to adjust and tone the energetic levels of the human body.
We believe that at this juncture, the public health benefit of closing the clinic for the time being outweighs the individual benefits of keeping it open.
Here are some helpful tips from Chinese medicine to keep you and your loved ones healthy all winter long.
By Marissa Farrell, LMT "Rainforest Remedies is the line of traditional herbal and topical healing products formulated by Dr. Rosita Arvigo based on her work with Don Elijio Panti in Belize. Don Elijio as a traditional Maya healer introduced Dr. Arvigo to the healing herbs and topical treatments used for centuries by traditional Maya healers … Continue reading Maya Moon Oil
Just as plants in nature are starting to dry out and wither, so does the skin this time of year.
Acupuncturist and Admin Xi Yang recently departed for an internship at a hospital in China. Read on to learn more about what she is doing there!
In Chinese medicine, six types of “evil” qi (pathological, atmospheric influences) exist that can invade the body leading to symptoms of disharmony in the body. The external evil qi that can affect mankind are the following: wind, cold, damp, heat, dry and summer heat. Since we are in the middle of summer currently, the focus … Continue reading How To Beat The Summer Heat
One of the most common symptoms that patients complain of in our office is a constant feeling of fatigue. Sometimes this is directly related to a certain illness, condition, or medication – and other times it is just an unexplained tiredness that nothing seems to alleviate. Some people who feel a constant fatigue have trouble sleeping, and the tiredness is related to lack of adequate sleep. For others, however, a full night’s rest doesn’t give them the additional energy they crave.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and to honor that, this post is about how Traditional Chinese Medicine understands our mental and emotional selves. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be very useful therapies to treat common mental health conditions, especially in conjunction with psychotherapy and pharmaceutical medication (when appropriate.) Common mental health conditions we see in our clinic include anxiety, depression, post-partum depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders.