This is the time of year that I see many people with tight calves and feet.Everyone is more physically active during the summer months and many times are spending most of their time in sandals or barefoot and may not be hydrating sufficiently. Since everything is connected in our body-mind, when the energy flow in […]
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In Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine, the digestive system is of vital importance to good health. The Chinese feel that most, if not all illness originates in the gut. The Chinese Calendar lists the time between July 12 – August 21 (for 2021) as Major Heat. This is the best time, according to TCM “to […]
The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. In Traditional Chinese Medicine sleep disorders and insomnia are considered to be a blockage or imbalance in the body’s energy. This time of year, the fire element is most active, which is represented by 4 energy pathways or meridians, heart, small intestine, pericardium, and triple warmer.
The whiplash injury can be a strain or sprain but can also include other types of neck injury. Most people improve within a few weeks with pain meds and exercise, but others experience chronic pain and other lasting complications.
A large part of maintaining healthy relationships is having free flow of our emotions. As humans we experience a myriad of emotions every day, it is a normal and healthy occurrence.
In TCM a headache is considered to have two parts, the root, and the branch. The root is the cause or source of the headache and the branch is the location of the pain. TCM always looks for the root cause of any disease
In spring the earth energies are rising up and outward in powerful bursts. There is a profusion of new growth and life in the plant and animal kingdom, the weather is warmer, and we are wanting to get outside to exercise and be in nature.
In the past, I’ve spoken about the amount of stress that people are dealing with at this time in our country. Bladder and Kidney Meridians which are associated with the emotion of fear are most active during the winter season. Another emotion that is a component of stress is worry. Worry is associated with the […]
The energy pathways most active this time of year are Bladder and Kidney. Winter is a time of quiet reflection and nurturing our bodies to ready them for the increased activity of spring. If we do not rest and renew our energy, we will be exhausted when the increased energy demands of spring are upon […]
The Bladder Meridian is the longest energy pathway in the body and the most influential since it passes through all the other meridians. As you can see the Bladder Meridian begins at the inner corner of the eye and runs the length of the back of the body and ends at the small toe. The […]