Have you ever spent endless hours working to help make life easier for someone or a group of people, only to realize you may have skipped over the most obvious and ridiculously simple solutions you could have offered? This morning while talking with Tiffany, a colleague in Santa Cruz, California, and advocate for our profession […]
Food is one of the most important tools for warming and building Yang, the animating energy of our organs and systems. Because we eat multiple times a day, it’s very simple, easy, and effective to use warm and warming foods to nourish our Kidneys and our Yang energy. Have you ever wondered what foods make […]
All too often my patients show signs of Spleen Qi deficiency, and the best way to help them is through dietary recommendations. The best Spleen Qi deficiency diet includes warm, cooked foods as well as ingredients that are naturally warming. The pale, puffy tongue with teeth marks and feeling weak or rolling pulses are immediate […]
Sometimes the best thing you can do to stay well is to listen to the advice you’ve heard from elders your entire life. There are acupuncture points on your upper back called “Feng Men,” which means wind gate. This entire area is considered to be vulnerable to pathogens that can ride in on the wind. It’s […]
If you know me at all or have been following the Breakfast Cure story, then you are aware of how I love Chinese medicine with my heart and soul. The wealth of knowledge sheds a brilliant light on all aspects of life and is constantly humbling. One of the things I love most about this […]
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