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 foods [...]

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 then [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Autumn, Common Conditions, My Blogs, Seasons|0 Comments

Grapes! Understanding The Energetics Of Grapes

Summer is surrendering to Late Summer and Autumn--which means the grapes are ripening--harvest will be a bit early this year. As a child on my grandparent's small farm, I delighted in [...]

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 be [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, My Blogs|0 Comments

Nuts! A Look At The Energetics Of Nuts

Late summer to early winter is the peak harvest time for nuts. Nature's little powerhouses, nuts possess all the energy, nutrients and materials to create a towering, strong tree, making [...]

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

Rare is the person who has never had a headache and millions are plagued by them every year. Some people daily.   They are one of the most common complaints I [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|2 Comments

Sage’s Energetic And Healing Properties

“Why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?” — Old English proverb Behind rosemary, sage is my second favorite culinary herb.  It inspires light, while its musty [...]

Chew On This!

I have made it a rule to give every tooth of mine a chance, and when I eat to chew every bite 32 times. To this rule I owe much [...]

Fabulous Fiber

“Eat your muffin, it’s full of bran—it will make you move.”  I’m not sure which was more bothersome at 14, eating the dry, flavorless muffin being presented to me or [...]

A Bit About Aloe

Aloe vera is another amazing plant that we've benefited from for centuries--dating back to the Greeks and the Romans. It's been used as insect repellent, to heal burns, to keep [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments