In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is ruled by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the LIVER. What does this mean? Well, you probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the … [Read more...] about Does Your Liver Need a Spring Tune-up?
By: Kim M. Filkins, L.Ac. There is a lot of history and theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine when you consider it is a medical system about 3,000 years old. There are five elements and five seasons in TCM. Each element has … [Read more...] about The Liver and Spring
Article donated by Bad Krause Self-care is an important part of mental health. When we fail to be proactive about things like relaxation and sleep, it can manifest in some scary ways. It can lead to “overload burnout” where you push … [Read more...] about Self-Care for Your Mental Health: Relax More, Reduce Stress and Sleep Better
In a series of studies performed and published by Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers demonstrated how acupuncture can decrease stress hormones using rats as the models. The studies were performed by Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, … [Read more...] about Acupuncture and the Adrenal Glands
Everyone feels cold sometimes, but some people are perpetually chilled to a point where it interferes with their lives. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in the body: full cold and … [Read more...] about Why am I so cold?
Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people all throughout the world. Most commonly experienced during fall and winter months, the symptoms of SAD include depression, hypersomnia, lethargy, … [Read more...] about Seasonal Affective Disorder and TCM
Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and … [Read more...] about Walnuts and Your Brain
The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals start scrounging for food to help get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start … [Read more...] about Healthy Eating for Fall