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”.
In Oriental medicine, longevity is based on lifestyle. This winter become healthier by following these guidelines.
Image by Andreanna Moya Photography via Flickr Autumn begins at the equinox, where the day and night will seem to be equal in length. During this season harvesting and eliminating can be seen as crops are brought in and leaves change colors and float to the ground. Creatures in nature tend to become more dormant … Continue reading Autumn and Oriental Medicine
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Month. As the multitude of bowel condition sufferers would agree, a holistic perspective makes a difference in quality of life.
In spring, all creatures take advantage of energy that was stored during the fall and winter months. New growth can be seen moving upward and outward, both emotionally and physically, via the reappearance of plants and animals, as well as our own emerging perspectives on life. Spring is the season linked to the Wood element, … Continue reading Oriental Medicine & Spring Expansion
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