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In Between Summer and Fall: The season of Late Summer

On September 12, 2016, Posted by , In Health, By , With Comments Off on In Between Summer and Fall: The season of Late Summer

The Season of Late Summer: Have you sensed it?  Step outside in the morning and the air has a chill.  Take a walk outside and you may see a leaf or two fall.  Yet, the trees are still green and the flowers speak of life to be lived.  Fall has not arrived, but summer is undoubtedly coming to a close for 2016.  In Chinese medicine we actually have a name for this season, called late…

‘Tis the Season!

On December 17, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season!

‘Tis the Season! Isn’t it funny how busy schedules, party planning, and gift buying often take precedence during a time of year that is meant for slowing down, reflecting, and rejuvenating? In Chinese medicine, winter is associated with the Kidneys, the most yin of the five elements. Yin is a commonplace word in Chinese medicine meaning that which is still, quiet, reflective, receptive and grounding. As the days get shorter and the darkness longer, our…

Tips on Staying Healthy this Fall

On October 13, 2014, Posted by , In News, With 1 Comment

Fall and Chinese Medicine Fall has arrived and though some warm days still grace us, the air is starting to become crisp, clear and cool.  As these temperatures fluctuate, our body does the best it can to accommodate.  This change of season is often the most difficult time for people to stay healthy.  In Chinese medicine, each season is associated with an organ system pair and for fall we have the Lung and Large Intestine….

Chinese Medicine as Preventative Medicine: What does that mean?

On September 9, 2014, Posted by , In News, With 1 Comment

“The enlightened doctor intervenes before physical disease manifests.” – Hur Jun, 16th Century Korean physician  Troubling symptoms My long-distance friend recently called me and, knowing I’m a practitioner of medicine, had a question that had recently been troubling her about her health.  She told me that within the past couple of months she noticed a blotchy, red rash appear behind her ears, down the side of her neck, and onto her chest.  The rash comes and goes…