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Healthy Foods for Fall

traditional chinese medicine foods for fall

The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.

As fall descends on the land, it reminds us we need to start cutting back on the numerous cooling foods that are consumed during the summer months. Things like raw foods, salads, juices and fruits should be decreased because they can create too much cold in the body, according to traditional Chinese medicine. continue reading »

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading »

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Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Reduce Stress

Stress is a word many people are familiar with. The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. The definition is this, “stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.” And while most people think of stress as being detrimental, it truly does have a function in our bodies. Stress is the body’s way of signaling for help or a break in the routine. If we don’t listen to these signals, we can develop imbalances in our bodies, which can then lead to illnesses. continue reading »

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Five Acupuncture Points for Indian Summer

Acupuncture is part of a medical system that dates back nearly 3,500 years. This medical system is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. TCM acknowledges not four but five seasons. The fifth season, Indian Summer, occurs in late August through mid-September. Each season in TCM has a pair of organs or energetic pathways it corresponds to. For Indian Summer, these pathways are those of the spleen and stomach. continue reading »

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Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy throughout life. Let’s explore this a little deeper. continue reading »

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Herbal Formulas for Summer

Summer. The word alone stirs up thoughts of campfires, flip flops, popsicles, swimming and long sunny days. However, for many people it also means sunburns, mosquito bites and excessive sweating. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to deal with all of these issues. Sipping on some refreshing lemonade or munching on a slice of watermelon are some traditional ways to cool off. But Traditional Chinese Medicine has some other less common ways of treating summer ailments. continue reading »

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Essential Oil Education Blog

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds:

  • Found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.
  • They can lift the mood, calm the senses and elicit powerful emotional responses.
  • Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.

Modern trends are:

  • Moving toward more holistic approaches to self care.
  • Fueling growth of scientific validation of alternative health practices.
  • Driving a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of essential oils.







Three ways to use Essential Oils:

  • Many oils can pass directly through the skin for immediate systemic response to topical application.
  • Certain oils may be taken internally as dietary aids to promote vitality and well-being.
  • Some oils are particularly beneficial aromatically. 

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  • Are pure, natural, aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants.
  • Do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients.
  • Are free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.


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  • Has the highest standards of quality available. 

A few examples of essential oils and their uses:

  • Lavender: May help anxiety, arthritis, asthma, blood pressure, earache, headache, infection, insect bites, mental clarity, skin conditions and more. 
  • Lemon: May help digestion, energy, memory, respiratory problems, sore throats and more. 
  • Peppermint: May help depression, fatigue, nerves, rheumatism, toothache and more.

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