Asian Medicine Blog

Autumn–Eating With The Seasons

Eating in Autumn Autumn corresponds to the Metal element in the 5 Element theory of Asian (Chinese) medicine and rules the Lungs and Colon.    To embrace Autumn choose [...]

Autumn’s Energetics–The Season Of The Metal Element

Autumn's arrival shifts the Qi that had been expanding outward (Yang) in the Summer to begin to shift inward (Yin).  We glide through Late Summer at the equinox and [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:53:51+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, Autumn, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons|0 Comments

The Lungs In Asian Medicine–The Delicate Organs & Minister To Emperor

Breathe, baby breathe. As I write this Boise and much of the Northwest is weighted down under heavy smoke from wildfires. I have been cautioning clients, friends and family to [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:48:08+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS|0 Comments

Why I No Longer Use Moxibustion In My Practice

Moxibustion is a wonderful Traditional Chinese herbal therapy that's been in practice for thousands of years and is a common part of many Asian medicine (Korean, Japanese and Chinese all [...]

By | 2018-09-01T11:58:25+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|0 Comments

Addressing Hypothyroidism With Asian Medicine

Feeling burnt out or exhausted? Impaired thyroid functioning may be part of the problem. A little gland located in the neck, the thyroid produces hormones that play a role [...]

By | 2018-09-01T11:30:57+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|11 Comments

My Herb Cabinet Essentials

I recently had a client ask me how many herbs were in my personal cupboard. "A lot, but it's only one cupboard." Considering that I've been using herbs since I [...]

By | 2018-08-31T08:28:24+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|0 Comments

Windy Conditions

Mo My brief visit to Ireland reminds me of how lovely or problematic a blustery day can be. Never mind doing your hair, it's going [...]

By | 2018-09-01T08:28:01+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|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, [...]

14 Tips To Simplify Your Meals

"What's for dinner?" It's a common question that can turn into an amusing - or annoying - game.  When you have a busy schedule it can be a daunting [...]

By | 2018-08-09T20:18:31+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|0 Comments

Late Summer–Eating With The Seasons

The foods of the Earth element and the Late Summer season are about creating strength of form in the body. They nourish the digestive system. Earth is stability and integrity [...]