Summertime is here and during this time of year many of us are more physically active and spend lots of time outdoors in the heat. However, for some with health challenges summer means overheating, increased inflammation and swelling and health symptoms that get worse in hot weather. Many of these … [Read more...] about Inflammation and Heat During the Summer
It’s that time of year again! That time where EVERYONE seems to be getting sick with the common cold, flu and worse. Conventional medicine has few options to treat these maladies and we all suffer through the runny nose, sneezing, fatigue and sore throat. But you don’t have to! No one really has … [Read more...] about Tips for Avoiding Colds and Flu
Over the last 20 years, we have become more aware of the many challenges couples face in getting pregnant. Individuals are marrying later in age and couples are waiting longer to have children. In addition, environmental toxins and our own diet can directly impact our health and trying to … [Read more...] about Reproductive and Integrative Medicines – the perfect match!
Although not everyone falls victim to emotional eating, so many of us do! And more often than not, it tends to be foods that are NOT healthy. Chinese medicine tells us that our body tends to crave certain tastes depending on which energies are out of balance. For example, the spleen craves sweets, … [Read more...] about Eating for Emotional Support
What is a TCM tool that anyone can apply for better health? There are many guidelines for healthy living within the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. One of my personal favorites is eating right for the season and eating right for our body type. In TCM each food has an energetic … [Read more...] about TCM tool for better health!
When we think of inflammation, we often think of localized pain somewhere in the body. An injury, for example, can elicit an acute inflammatory response. In addition, inflammation may be systemic and manifest in various parts of the body. As Jennifer Pillow-White wrote in her blog (Ask the CST) , … [Read more...] about Ask the Acupuncturist – Inflammation and Heat