Spring

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is.

An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we are lucky these days to have grocery stores stocked year round with fruits and vegetables from every corner of the globe at all times of year.… Read the rest

Eating Well for Springtime

Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing.… Read the rest

YOUR BODY AS A GARDEN

The concept of gardening gives us an excellent illustration for the theories behind

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. Imagine you are a gardener whose

job it is to help a garden thrive. To help nature along, you must provide necessities such

as water and fertilizer.

You must make sure plants receive the right amount of sun, and you must weed out any

undesirable elements.… Read the rest

Spring Health Tips

Spring is a happy time. Bunnies hop about. Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning. This is not a time to be angry.

But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, being angry is exactly what you can expect if you don’t balance your wood element.… Read the rest

TEN STEPS FOR SPRING CLEANING

Spring is a season of awakening and of new beginnings. Making healthy choices that will

carry you through the seasons is important this time of year. Here are a few ideas to get

you started.

1. Embrace yourself honestly.

Assess the various aspects of your life, taking note where the stressors and weaknesses

exist. Are they in your diet, exercise program, work or relationships?… Read the rest

Spring Is A Happy Time

Spring is a happy time. Bunnies hop about. Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning.

This is not a time to be angry.

But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, being angry is exactly what you can expect if you don’t balance your wood element.Read the rest

Healthy Spring Acupuncture Diet

Follow these tips for a healthy spring diet that supports your liver.

  • Eat light. Overeating taxes your liver.
  • Eat greens. Sprouts, wheatgrass, spinach, kale and dandelions are particularly good foods in the spring.
  • Eat sour? Sour is the flavor associated with spring, however sour flavors are only recommended for certain constitutions. Instead of dousing your greens with vinegar or lemon juice dressings, consult with me to find out what flavors are best for you.
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Healthy Spring Acupuncture Practices

Try these spring acupuncture recommendations, to keep your wood balanced and your liver healthy. 

  • Cleanse. Cleaning your colon releases accumulated toxins, undigested food, parasites and fungi. With a clean colon your digestion is more efficient and your body is healthier.
  • Detox your liver. Reduce or eliminate alcohol or drugs that are toxic to your liver.
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