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 […]

Chinese Congee Cooking Tutorial

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Congee, also known as Jook, is a long-cooked rice porridge that conveys notable nutritive effects to the Spleen and Stomach Qi which are the roots of postnatal Qi, acquired from what is digested, and known in Chinese medicine as Gu Qi. Congee is a simple food that preserves the prosperity of good health. Congee is […]

Over-Thinking

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Worry and anxiety are examples of excessive thinking recognized by traditional Chinese medicine as injurious to the harmony of the Spleen. The Spleen, in tandem with the Stomach, constitute the digestive process. The Spleen also secures residence to the intellect, or Yi. Pensiveness, brooding, compulsive thought, study and the like, disrupt the Spleen functions of […]

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