Using Spices in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine to Protect Your Digestive Fire in Summer

In summer we sweat and our yang energy or heat keeps getting dispersed and exhausted. On freezing cold days you feel cold, but on boiling hot days you sweat and become exhausted. In winter in every culture people eat heavy high-calorie foods, but in summer switch to...

Trigger Point Pain, Acupuncture, Mindfulness, and the Anti-inflammatory Diet

A patient came in recently for acupuncture with terrible upper and mid back trigger point pain that began one day recently after taking a nap. In fact, he had woken from this nap with such bad chest and back pain that he rushed to the ER, fearful of a heart attack....

Anchor the Yang: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Moxabustion Therapies for Summer Solstice

The Chinese and Indian View: Life is a Passage Through Cycles   In Chinese Medicine (as also Ayurveda)  a fundamental concept is to prepare for what is ahead. This is not just generalized prevention as in eating a healthy diet or sleeping well, but is specific to...

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