Common Conditions

Windy Conditions

My brief visit to Ireland reminds me of how lovely or problematic a blustery day can be. Nevermind doing your hair, it's going to be [...]

Spring’s Energetics–The Season Of The Wood Element

Welcome to Spring! When does Spring really begin? For most Western cultures, we correlate the start of spring with the spring equinox, around March 20-21st.  But all of us [...]

By |2020-01-19T23:15:19+00:00January 18th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|1 Comment

Spring–Eating With The Seasons

Spring's natural energy is to lighten up and move forward, shaking off the deep, slumbering and contemplative state of winter and the foods of spring perfectly support this.  They [...]

Grace And Gratitude

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. - Epictetus "Thank you."  It's a [...]

By |2020-01-01T23:39:06+00:00January 1st, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|0 Comments

Basic Congee (Shi Fan, Jook)

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking.  [...]

By |2020-01-08T20:17:42+00:00December 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Building Blood

Blood is blood is blood, right? Nope...Asian medicine's definition of Blood is a bit different than that of Western medicine's of blood (I'll use the lower case b when [...]

By |2019-12-18T15:54:01+00:00December 17th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|7 Comments

Winter Skin

Winter's weather and cold can often lead to dry, chapped and flaky skin.  Heating systems that force dry air may keep us warm and cozy, but will leech out [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:08:18+00:00November 20th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

The Energetics And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

It's cranberry season! These bright little gems often grace many a Thanksgiving table, their tartness adding a welcome vibrancy to turkey's muted flavors. Sadly, the holiday table is sometimes [...]

Nourishing In Winter’s Depth

In Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) Winter's energetic nature is one of quiet, calm and stillness.  It's an ideal time for deep introspection, rest and restoration.  It's a fine season to [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:08:20+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

Insights On Sleepless Nights

Do you toss and turn all night long or wake of refreshed and energized?  Sleepless nights have plagued all of us at some time or another, however with more [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:18:23+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|0 Comments