Support for Spring and the Wood Element

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and about a gazillion other nature-based systems of healing, Spring is the optimal time for birthing/rebirthing, creativity, cleansing, and nurturing growth. But what does that mean, exactly? It means that this season provides us with the upward rising, forward moving energy we need to face challenge and opportunity – […]

Recipe for Spring: Ginger Lemon Tea with Mint

Spring brings with it vibrant awakening energy and flourishing blooms beginning all around us. With the increased energy surging through nature and the air, we tend to forget about the lingering reminder of Winter when the chillier mornings and evenings are amongst us. What better way to support your system (and specifically your liver!) during […]

Recipe for Autumn: Immune Boosting Chaga Chai

The synchronicity of the seasons with nature and our daily lives is pure magic (and a little bit of mystery, too). Through the changing of the temperatures, the slowing down of our lives, and courage to let go of what is no longer serving us – it’s important to tend to our lungs, large intestine, […]

The Art of Letting Go: Autumn and the Metal Element

For me, this has been a year of letting go. Letting go of the way I want/hope/wish things would be, of the way I sometimes feel they should be. Letting go of the visions I hold for my life and my attachment to them. Even letting go of once-important friendships that were — in truth […]

Finding Ground In Late Summer

Can you feel it? The heat and energy of summer is slowly coming to a close, transitioning us into what we traditional Chinese medicine practitioners refer to as Late Summer. Late Summer is considered the fifth season and it has completely different energy than Summer or Fall. What do you notice? That yellow-orange sunset, all […]

Treating Our Children with Chinese Medicine

by John Winternitz, MA, LAc., Pediatric Acupuncturist Did you know that children can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese medicine? In fact, children often respond to acupuncture and herbal medicine more rapidly than adults and we can resolve most issues with only a few treatments! I mean, how great would it be for your kid to […]

Moxa and The Ancient Healing Art and Practice of Moxibustion

I often get asked the question, “what is that stuff you are burning? and how does it help me?” So, what is moxa? That amazing healing plant we are burning is called moxa and it has been used for thousands of years to promote healing, warmth, and as a longevity practice in ancient China. It […]

Transforming Trauma

The experience of trauma is so common now that all you have to do is mention it in a circle of strangers, and you will then find yourself with several new comrades who share a similar understanding about the world. I believe the same is true for all of us who are working to heal […]

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