Chinese Medicine Blog
It’s hot outside
We love our summer’s and the sunshine here–time to be in the garden, rivers and mountains. The temperature can swing nearly 40 degrees from sun up to sundown, and then there is that spell in July and August where it hangs out above 100 and never seems to cool off—whew. Continue reading
The differentiation of patterns in children according to Chinese medicine.
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. I mean gunk literally…. but I’m jumping ahead.
I am often asked if Chinese medicine and Amma Therapy can be used to treat children. The answer is–yes, very effectively. But don’t limit Chinese medicine to just treatment. Chinese medicine and nutrition are excellent paths for creating and maintaining wellness–the best medicine of all.
Steams are a fantastic way to relieve sinus pressure from colds, allergies or when you’ve just indulged in too many rich, sweet or congesting foods. If you are prone to sinus congestion use steams daily or a few times a week to continue to get the healing properties of the herbs into your sinuses.
Fire cupping is a powerful therapy that has been a part of Chinese medicine for at least 3,000 years–and it rocks!
I was surprised the first time I heard the expression, “True emotions last for about 7 seconds, everything else is holding on.” From this perspective, I was holding onto a lot…even at the age of 19. Oh, help.
Basil, apple, sage and spearmint;
Oregano, catnip, pineapple and peppermint;
To many dishes their flavor they’ve lent;
Yet why is one not called merriment?
Holistic Tips for Managing Seasonal Allergies
It seems that ‘allergy season’ comes earlier every year. Although it may be true that certain seasons have a propensity to bombard us with excess pollen, there isn’t really one season for allergies. Some people only suffer during a particular season while others may suffer all year long. Some people are allergic to only one thing, while others suffer from a multitude or combination of allergens. Whatever the individual pattern, it is estimated that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. In this workshop we will look at the causes of allergies from Chinese medicine and what you can do to manage or eliminate them.
What we will cover:
- Chinese Patterns including: Wind, Damp, Phlegm, and Wei Qi Deficiency
- Foods to include or avoid
- Herbs remedies
- Strengthening Immunity
- Exercises and more.
I keep my classes interactive and engaging. This class also comes with a booklet and recipes.
Space is limited. Call 955-8272 to register or book online now.
Saturday, April 13th, 9am-12pm, $50, includes booklet
There’s a buzzing of excitement in the air and in our bodies. It’s spring, the season of the wood element and the energy is up and outward in powerful surges. It’s a time of change and growth. Our bodies want to move more, we have more energy within us and we want to Get Up and Go!