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
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
Headaches are one of the most common types of pain and one of the most frequent causes of presentation to physicians and clinics. They are also known as cephalgias and may present as isolated phenomena, or can be seen as a symptom of a variety of acute or chronic diseases. Three-fourths of all adults experience … Continue reading Headaches
This summer, it is important to be prepared when exercising outdoors. Our bodies are composed of about 75% water, which may be lost as sweat, faster than it is replenished. The body perspires to release excess heat and allow for evaporation to cool the skin. Electrolytes which help to maintain proper hydration are lost through the … Continue reading Hydration