TCM Summer: Keeping Cool in Hot Times

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

Chinese Lunar New Year–A Second Chance to get your New Year’s Resolutions Right

February 10, 2013 is Chinese lunar New Year and is the Year of the Snake. Use snake-like wisdom to recommit to your New Year's Resolutions.

Modern Feet

“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”

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

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Benefit Athletes

Benefits that athletes and weekend warriors gain from acupuncture and Oriental medicine treatments include injury prevention and recovery, decreased pain, improved mental state and clarity of mind, improved flexibility and ROM, faster recovery time, decreased inflammation and overall enhanced performance.

Endometriosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Part two of a two part series Traditional Chinese Medicine explains in its own manner the theories and pathologies of endometriosis. Endometriosis does not have a common name in TCM, rather its signs and symptoms are a combination of disease categories within Chinese medicine, but it may be referred to as Neiyi or internal lump. … Continue reading Endometriosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Endometriosis: Theory and Understanding

Part one of a two part series. Endometriosis is a misunderstood, chronic disease that affects an estimated 6 million women in the US and 89 million worldwide. There is a higher incidence in women with early menarche, short cycles or menorrhagia, outflow obstruction, and is 6 to 7 times more prevalent in first degree relatives … Continue reading Endometriosis: Theory and Understanding