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
Much has been written about Bone Broth lately. In major cities such as New York and Chicago, bone broth restaurants have surfaced. In some neighborhoods, bones at local butchers are hard to come by – becoming a “hot commodity” as residents travel near and far to get the “best bones” for … [Read more...] about Don’t throw away those bones!
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the theory of “Qi Energy”. Qi energy is what guides all functions in our body – breath, movement, reproduction, digestion are all functions of qi. In TCM, every organ has Qi energy and each organ’s qi oversees different functions of the body. … [Read more...] about Spring Liver Support
The principals of Chinese medical diet always emphasizes the importance of warm foods and cooked vegetables. Especially during the winter months, this principal has never been so important! I acquired the following beet recipe from a friend in acupuncture school. Over time, I've made a few … [Read more...] about Beet Soup Recipe
I recently attending the Center for Mind/Body Medicine’s conference entitled “Food As Medicine”. The conference was inspiring, to say the least. It made me think about diet in general and how it affects our health. According to the many speakers, diet can be the difference between living a long, … [Read more...] about Functional Nutrition