TCM Spring Training

This year has brought much change in the world and continuous perceptions of disharmony which sound nutrition and lifestyle may not relieve quickly. Strong emotions may affect digestion, causing stomach butterflies or bloating, acid regurgitation diarrhea and/or stomach pain. A Chinese formula that has made its way into Western use is called Xiao Yao San or “Free and Easy Wanderer”.

Oriental Medicine Winter

In Oriental medicine, longevity is based on lifestyle. This winter become healthier by following these guidelines.

Self Myofacial Release

Addressing fascial and muscular imbalances benefit the most from regular practice. Self Myofacial Release is an important self-care tool that everyone should use. Read this post to learn how and when to do it.

OM Winter: Journey Inward for Outward Movement

Athletes and exercise enthusiasts can improve the quality of their workouts and recovery capabilities by following Oriental Medicine guidelines.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Summer

Summer is a time filled with joy and laughter, warmth, and an upward moving energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this season is associated with the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Burner organ systems and they are represented by the fire element. Much like Spring, Summer is considered to be yang in nature as … Continue reading Traditional Chinese Medicine Summer

Gua Sha and Cupping

Gua sha and cupping are two therapeutic methods used commonly with Asian bodywork and acupuncture, or as stand-alone modalities. They improve qi flow by facilitating the removal of stagnated blood and lymph, allowing the body to process toxins, reducing pain and swelling, and positively affecting the immune system. Gua sha and cupping can relieve pain … Continue reading Gua Sha and Cupping

Corrective Exercise Cool Down for Low Back

As a bodyworker and personal trainer one of the most frequent concerns I encounter is low back tension and pain. We can reduce and prevent discomfort commonly found in lumbar and hip musculature by utilizing a few basic tools to bring the body into balance. These cool down movements emphasize ankle/ hip mobility and knee/ … Continue reading Corrective Exercise Cool Down for Low Back