Asian Medicine Blog

Cool Cucumbers–Understanding Cucumber’s Energetics

Put the vitamin pack down and go eat a cucumber. A little history The humble cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) is a member of the gourd family, Curcurbitaceae. Like tomatoes and [...]

Radishes–Nature’s Phlegm Fighters

One of the first roots to come out of the garden is the bold radish - and the timing couldn't be better considering radishes' ability to clear out gunk [...]

The Emotions In Asian Medicine–Vice & Virtue

"True emotions last for about 7 seconds, everything else is holding on."  I was surprised the first time I heard this statement. From this perspective, I was holding onto [...]

By | 2018-06-24T14:27:28+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|0 Comments

Before You Go-Tips & Herbs To Take With You When Traveling

We love vacation and travel!  And nobody wants to be sick while they are hiking in the mountains or exploring a new country. It makes sense to both prepare [...]

By | 2018-06-10T22:30:52+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons|2 Comments

Bitter–The Flavor Of The Fire Element

Whoever coined the phrase “bitter hearts” was right.  Bitter is the flavor that goes directly to the Heart.   Bitter. Even its name can make us cringe, and it’s [...]

Roses–A Fragrant, Cooling Delight at the Table

Summer, sunshine and roses.  What a delight roses are to have in the garden, offering a variety of colors, blossom shapes and fragrances. Long a symbol of love, war, politics and [...]

Keeping Cool–Handling Summer’s Heat

We love our Summer and sunshine here in Boise.  It's time to be in the garden, rivers and mountains.  However, from late Spring into early Summer the temperature can swing [...]

By | 2018-07-05T18:09:11+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Summer|0 Comments

Lavender’s Lovely Energetics

What does the word lavender bring to mind?  Images of vast fields of spikes of purple and blue waving under the Mediterranean sun?  Fragrant bundles of  Herbes de Provence, [...]

By | 2018-06-06T18:06:35+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Flowers, Herbs|0 Comments

Class: Amma Apprenticeship 2018 Meeting-June 20th, 5:30

Ready to learn something new? This is a planning meeting is for those who are interested in my Amma Therapy Apprenticeship that I plan to begin in September.Save  I [...]

By | 2018-05-15T16:53:27+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Announcements, Asian Medicine Blog, Classes|0 Comments

Rhubarb–Spring’s Clearing And Cooling Vegetable

Grandma June had a monstrous rhubarb plant that covered the edge of pathway leading to berry patches.  Every Spring we harvested the stalks for strawberry rhubarb pie, jellies, jams [...]