Chinese Medicine was created in a time when we were living more in alignment with nature. Our bodies are a reflection of nature and we use elements to describe the qualities of how our bodies function. The five elements of chinese medicine are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. … [Read more...] about The Six Healing Sounds of Chinese Medicine
The Chinese medical doctors of the past called the Lungs the most tender organ. The reason for that is that the lungs are considered the most external of the internal organs. The Lungs are the organ most exposed to the outside environment. With every breath we take in, the Lungs become exposed to … [Read more...] about Acupressure for Lung and Respiratory Health
The more a person learns about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the more one understands why digestion is so important to all aspects of health! It is a confusing concept to those of us steeped in Western medical theory, but even more progressive approaches and functional medicine has identified … [Read more...] about Balancing and Strengthening Healthy Digestion
Citing its “long and rich history as components of a comprehensive traditional medical system that has been used for thousands of years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being,” Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed October 24 as “Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Awareness … [Read more...] about October 24: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Awareness Day!
Affect damage is a concept within TCM that describes how our emotions affect us on a physical level. It is the concept that our emotions play an integral part in our state of health. There are five basic emotions recognized within TCM: joy, grief, thought, fear and anger. In a well-balanced … [Read more...] about Affect Damage
As we begin the new year, many people are hoping to make dietary changes. I have found a lot of confusion among people as to which dietary path to choose: Vegetarian? Organic? More grains? Less grains? Whenever I find myself confused about dietary choices, I always think of the basic TCM … [Read more...] about Food Choices