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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 [...]

Windy Conditions

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 to [...]

By |2019-09-25T02:26:04+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

The Energetics Of Alcohol

A blog by request - Just before the last holiday, I had several conversations with clients about alcohol. There was the usual question, "I know, alcohol is bad, right?" [...]

By |2019-09-25T02:35:02+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|0 Comments

Countering Coughs

Have a cough? They are pretty common right now and this time of year I get a fair number of emails or calls with clients that have suddenly come [...]

By |2019-09-24T21:30:56+00:00September 20th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|3 Comments

The Energetics Of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Autumn is here which means pumpkins and pumpkin pie spice.  So what makes up the sweet warm combination that spice lovers seem to lose their collective minds over each [...]

Playing With Pumpkins & Winter Squash

“Squash would be great for you to eat.”  It's a common recommendation that I make.  And for good reason. Pumpkins and winter squash are the perfect food for strengthening [...]

April’s Autumn Special

Autumn is here! This is the season of the Metal element and its organs the Lungs and Colon.  It can be a particularly difficult seasonal transition for many as [...]

By |2019-09-11T13:37:37+00:00September 10th, 2019|Announcements, Asian Medicine Blog, Specials|0 Comments

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 [...]

Spice It Up! Pungent–The Flavor Of The Metal Element

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, peppers and curry--who doesn't love a little spice? The spicy (or pungent) flavor is a huge category and they range from cool pungents to hot pungents. [...]

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, [...]