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”.
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.
Athletes and exercise enthusiasts can improve the quality of their workouts and recovery capabilities by following Oriental Medicine guidelines.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the energetic organ systems associated with the summer includes the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium, and Triple Burner (san jiao). The Heart is associated with laughter, joy and the kinds of emotional activity we see in family gatherings and outdoor events. Physically the Heart governs blood circulation and sweat is its … Continue reading TCM Summer: Keeping Cool in Hot Times
“The foot bone connected to the leg bone, The leg bone connected to the knee bone, The knee bone connected to the thigh bone, The thigh bone connected to the back bone, The back bone connected to the neck bone, The neck bone connected to the head bone”
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
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