I want to preface this blog post with a disclaimer: I believe that Western medicine is the best in the world for diagnostics and emergency medical treatment. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, we have our own diagnostic tools, but we don’t take x-rays, blood work, CT scans, and other … [Read more...] about When the healer needs to health thyself!
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, … [Read more...] about What Does Your Heart Desire? TCM and the Heart Organ System
While most Chinese herbal formulas are concentrated, not-so-tasty concoctions, miso soup is quite the opposite! The two main ingredients are miso (dan dou chi, in pinyin) and scallions (cong bai), which are both helpful to use in the early stages of a cold. … [Read more...] about Miso Soup: A Remedy for the common Cold
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
The universe has aligned itself in a way that is now making us all focus on immunity support and prevention. Which is so great! This is one of the founding principals of Chinese medicine, for the past 3,000 years. Diet, lifestyle, acupuncture and Chinese herbs are all meant to support and maintain … [Read more...] about Chinese Herbal Medicine for Prevention
Chinese herbs may seem exotic to those of us new to herbal medicine, but they are indeed more common in Western culture than we realize! Of course, there are many herbs that are unfamiliar to us, like Rehmannia and Gentiana, but there are so many that you probably use on a regular basis in your own … [Read more...] about Using Kitchen Ingredients as Chinese Herbs