Wei Qi: How the Human Body Prevents Colds and Flu

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The golden, yang warmth of autumn naturally transitions into a cooler, yin season. At this time of year, enhancing the body’s defensive or Wei Qi helps to build resistance to external pathogens; be they allergens or bacterial, viral, or toxic substances that result in immune suppression. A patient texted me asking how is my “flu […]

Elemental_Changes is on Instagram!

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Here are 16 posts to sample from elemental_changes on Instagram, a creative way to share some dimensions of Chinese medicine. elemental_changes 65 likes 4 comments in ch.38 of the nanjing ‘classic of difficulties’ it states there are six yang organs including the triple warmer which ‘has a name but no form.’ triple heater regulates the […]

How to make your own nut milks — A healthy alternative

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Why We Need A Substitute Undoubtedly, you have heard the true story behind milk products; of enslaving animals, keeping mothers continually lactating by inseminating them to perpetuate lactation, and then stealing the babies away who would then suckle the milk made by their mothers for them. This statement is not an exaggeration and no part […]

Food Wisdom for a Prosperous Life

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Dietary Basics According to Traditional Chinese Medicine Turning to traditional Chinese medicine and a Taoist concept of health and long life, one is moderate in every action and attentive to signals of the body and of nature. Eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty, we only ingest enough food and drink to satisfy actual needs […]

THE FIVE ELEMENTS IN LIVING FORM ☯

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Nurturing core elemental tendencies while simultaneously balancing states of excess through a combination of diet, Chinese herbs and acupuncture and other mind-body techniques, we maintain innate elemental tendencies; transforming what may be hindrances into assets. FIRE TYPES ☯ Are jovial pleasure-seekers. They like to relax, socialize and have fun. They often seek thrills and excitement, […]

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