It would be remiss of me to not address what we are all trying to manage – our feelings and the impact of so many unmanageable events in our lives right now. Although it is normal to distract ourselves by: Working too much, staying too busy Eating or drinking too much Looking at the … [Read more...] about Managing the Unmanageable – Balancing our Emotions with Traditional Chinese Medicine
In American culture, we tend to consciously think about gratitude and “giving thanks” around Thanksgiving and other designated occasions. However, multiple studies show the benefit for mental health by having daily gratitude practice. This can be very difficult, especially for those of us undergoing … [Read more...] about A Word of Gratitude
I’d like to introduce you to the Queen of Quick Cooking. She’s my alter ego that emerged from my roots as a registered dietitian/ nutritionist and fueled by my love of creating delicious and nutritious meals for my family. My mission is simple: Provide quick and easy recipes that anyone can throw … [Read more...] about Meet The Queen of Quick Cooking!
The heart as emperor lives well protected at the center of the nation. No injury must come to the heart and as long as the heart’s function is intact, there is always hope of healing. Nei Jing Su Wen In Traditional Chinese medicine, the Heart organ system is likened to a benevolent, enlightened … [Read more...] about What Does Your Heart Desire? TCM and the Heart Organ System
Spring is a good time for rejuvenation and change. It is a also good time to think about supporting the Liver. In TCM, the Liver Qi regulates the flow of qi as it travels throughout the body. Picture a highway system which flows freely with no traffic or congestion. The Liver Qi regulates this … [Read more...] about Spring Liver Support
Chinese herbs are an integral aspect of Chinese medicine (CM). Chinese medicine is the description that encompasses acupuncture, herbs, dietary regulations and energy work (qi-gong, tai-chi, etc.) To many, herbs inspire the idea of delicious cooking or strange witches brews. In … [Read more...] about A Few of my Favorite Things: Chinese Herbs