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Optimizing Digestion with Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Digestive health is always a hot topic. With new information coming out every day about what trendy foods to include in your diet - it can be difficult to navigate the endless options at the grocery store. The Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective on nutrition relies on tried-and-true traditions of food as medicine. Diet culture is SOLD to us and does not have true, vibrant health at the center of its motive. Their marketing is designed to pinpoint your pain (sluggish digestion, low e…

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Immune Mastery For Kids!

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When your child grows - so does their immune system!

Not surprisingly, their immunity is impacted by many of the same factors that influence our adult immune systems. You have probably heard that kids are supposed to play, get dirty, and be exposed to germs throughout their development. Remember, germs are not the enemy!

As a parent, you would do anything to protect your child from sickness because it is so hard to see them uncomfortable. But being afraid of germs…

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Navigating Mental Health Naturally

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What are your emotions telling you about your life and your body?

When your emotions arise - how do you respond? Mental health is becoming more discussed and destigmatized. Chinese Medicine is a profound system that considers the emotional, mental, and spiritual components of the whole person when diagnosing and treating. Chinese medicine looks at the quality of the emotions and ties them to both nature and the human.

Did you know that anger is associated with the spring? It …

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How to Lower Your Toxic Load (and Why You Should Care)

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What is “toxic load?” It’s not meant to scare you!

Toxic load is the accumulation of harmful substances within the body from a variety of sources. So where do toxins come from?

-external environment
-internal environment
-personal care products
-food
-water
-drugs
-medications.
...to name just a FEW!

Toxins are not always visible but don't be afraid. The more you know the more you can make informed decisions. 

Your body has entire sy…

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How to Fortify Your Immune System So Sickness Doesn't Scare You 

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When you hear “immune system” the first thing you probably think of is sickness. The immune system’s job is to fight pathogens and keep us healthy. In Western medicine there is a focus on disease treatment and less on prevention.

But do you only think about immune function as it relates to only sickness?

Chinese medicine perspective on immunity focuses on a person’s constitutional strength versus the strength of a pathogen. In TCM the Wei Qi is the defensive qi, ass…

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Understand & Align With Your Menstrual Cycle

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This may come as a shock to you but discomfort and pain during your menstrual phase is common but it is NOT NORMAL.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine your period is a vital sign. Pain, discomfort, emotional disturbances are a clue about what is out of balance.

A licensed Acupuncturist helps you get to the bottom of your symptoms. We don't gloss over the fact that you are doubled over with cramps, cry monthly from frustration, or have an entire week of he…

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Chinese Nutrition Therapy for Summer...What to Eat to Beat the Heat!

We are right in the middle of summer with some HOT days ahead, so it’s more important than ever to prioritize proper nourishment and hydration. Drinking lots of water is a great place to start, but there is more you can do! 

Did you know that the water found in fruits and vegetables is more bioavailable and more easily digested than the water you drink from your faucet/bottle/filter? This means that the foods you eat can make a BIG impact on your level of hydration.

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medi…

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Six Ways to Make a Smooth Shift into Spring

We have moved through the deep, nurturing, restful energy that Winter brings and now are shifting to the expansive, driving push that comes with Spring. We see this upward and outward energetic movement reflected in the flowers that bloom straight through the snow. This same energy is at play within our bodies too, affecting our Liver and Gallbladder organ systems most strongly. Symptoms like irritability, PMS, depression, anger, headache, high blood pressure, tendon injury, bloating, reflux, …

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Natural Ways to Increase Bone Healing

When it comes to healing and strengthening bones, it's great to have a whole bunch of tools at your disposal. Healing a fracture goes beyond wearing a cast and getting extra calcium. Implementing the information listed here can help a broken bone make a quick and complete recovery.


Nutrients for Bone Healing & How to Get Them From Food


Building and repairing bone requires more nutrients than just calcium, and those nutrients are best found in food! Start with what you put on your plate, an…

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7 TCM-Approved Recipes for Optimal Digestion

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The Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective on nutrition is quite different from what we're used to here in the U.S. and that's why it's so helpful. Eating according to TCM principles can make all the difference for people struggling with digestive issues like bloating, constipation, reflux, diarrhea, low energy, & chronic inflammation as a result of eating the Standard American Diet (there's a reason the acronym is SAD).


Basic TCM Principles to Heal Your Digestion


Cooked: Think of cookin…

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