Asian Medicine Blog

The Energetics And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

It's cranberry season! These bright little gems often grace many a Thanksgiving table, their tartness adding a welcome vibrancy to turkey's muted flavors. Sadly, the holiday table is sometimes [...]

Basic Congee (Shi Fan, Jook)

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking.  [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:42:14+00:00October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Our Love Affair With Chocolate & Understanding The Energetics of Chocolate

Who doesn't love a little chocolate? In the western culture, our love affair with chocolate began only a few hundred years ago. That's a relatively short time compared to [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:57:33+00:00October 17th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|1 Comment

It’s All In Your Head–Treating Headaches With Asian Medicine

Rare is the person who has never had a headache. They affect millions of people every year and for some people they are a daily challenge to deal with. [...]

By |2019-10-17T16:43:40+00:00October 16th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|2 Comments

All About Apples

The year my daughter Clara was born we were lucky enough to have access to our friend's ancient and over-productive apple trees.  We had bushels.  We ate them fresh, [...]

Breast Health

About 80% of women have lumpy or fibrocystic breasts and an estimated 1 in 8 women will battle breast cancer at some point in their life.  Breast cysts, lumps [...]

By |2019-10-13T15:09:07+00:00October 13th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|0 Comments

Cinnamon! A Very Yang Spice

Oh, the wonderful, warming smell and taste of cinnamon. Who doesn't love it? Cinnamon has been used in the Asian cultures since time immemorial, so to say that it [...]

When Yang Collapses – Rebuilding The Fires

Yang collapse - sounds pretty severe, right? In Asian (Chinese) medicine it is a very serious condition that often has a long, slow and difficult path to recovery.  Yang [...]

By |2019-10-09T19:20:11+00:00October 9th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|1 Comment

12 Tips For Handling Heartburn And Indigestion

Digestive disturbances affect nearly everyone at some point in their life and it's estimated that 40% of Americans will suffer from heartburn at least once each month - ouch. [...]

Warm To The Core

Let's warm your core up! The Asian cultures have a long tradition of dressing to protect and keep the low back and abdomen warm - with good reason. This [...]