Though many of us don’t want to admit it, fall is just around the corner. You can feel it in the air early in the morning, before the last days of summer sun break through. While fall brings many wonderful things – crisp cool air, changing leaves, yummy root vegetables, and the routine that many miss during the summer, it also brings colds and flus and runny noses as the weather gets cooler.
From a Chinese Medicine standpoint, when we are too fixated on being healthy, that balance we strive for gets thrown for a loop. When we are too fixated on balance, we become unbalanced.
Hopefully we are in the tail end of winter…and warmer, less dry days lie ahead! I know I’m looking forward to spring, and my skin is too! Many, many of us experience dry skin during the winter months (or sometimes all year!) When skin gets really dry, it can be uncomfortable, scaly, itchy, burning, or tender to the touch. Read on for 9 tips/products for naturally healthy skin.
If you are into health and nutrition at all, you’ve probably heard about the many nutritional benefits of Kale. But I bet even you don’t know all the reasons why you should be sure you are including this nutritional powerhouse in your diet!
Eating Disorders are complex pathologies that affect all levels of being, with physical manifestations, emotional imbalances, mental insecurities, and spiritual challenges. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can work alongside nutritional counseling and psychotherapy to empower patients with Eating Disorders to heal themselves.
Aside from being delicious, avocado is a fruit that is packed full of nutritious fats, oils, and vitamins.
Ok, ladies, this blog post is for (most) of you. I'm referring to “that time of the month” when those around you walk a little more carefully, when you perhaps find yourself bursting into tears during a diaper commercial (“but it is so sweet!”) or complaining very loudly about the slow person ahead of you in the grocery line. Yup, that week before your period, when PMS hits, big-time.
Dampness is a concept in Traditional Chinese Medicine that basically refers to an abnormal state of the body’s energy that results in a pathological accumulation of fluid-type stuff.
I think that many patients could lift their mood and treat their anxiety and depression successfully without introducing medications, or could increase the efficacy of their medications and thereby cut the dosage to reduce side effects by modifying their lifestyle and introducing natural therapeutic tools to manage emotional imbalances.
I decided to try an experiment. I thought I would try not eating refined sugar for one month, and see how I felt. I wasn’t intending for a sugar-free existence to become my way of life. Now, almost one year later, I think that stopping eating sugar has been one of the best decisions for my physical health and emotional well-being that I have ever made.