The heart, the bitter flavour and summer

2019-07-30T06:45:51+00:00July 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The summer season is associated with the bitter flavour. Cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower and broccoli, are categorized within this vegetable family. Some other common bitter foods are: coffee, dark chocolate (cacao), kale, dandelion, grapefruit, green tea, rhubarb, turmeric, hibiscus, and endive. The bitter taste stimulates digestion and has a descending, drying, and draining quality. Used in [...]

What is Acupuncture?

2019-07-14T20:37:58+00:00July 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Acupuncture is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoist philosophy, which has been refined of the past 5000 years to presently integrate elements of contemporary western biomedical knowledge. As a system of medicine, TCM employs a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, to treat a diversity of ailments. Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi [...]

Summer Recipe

2019-07-12T22:28:56+00:00July 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stay cool and nourished this summer. Cooling Asparagus Miso Mint Soup w/radish and green onion lime relish 2 bunches of Asparagus steamed lightly 1 liter veg or bone broth 1 Tbs of miso (add after heating soup) 1/2 cup mint Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor heat soup on the stove pot then [...]

The Tao

2019-06-23T01:11:20+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In Chinese philosophy the Tao is the absolute principle underlying the Universe. Combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying the way that is in harmony with the natural order. The interpretation of Tao in the Tao-te-Ching and through the Chinese word signifies the 'way', 'path', 'route', 'road'. This intuitive knowing of “life” [...]

The Organ Clock

2019-06-19T03:31:34+00:00June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ever wondered why at the same time frame regularly you feel tired, anxious, cold or hot, irritable, feel worried or wake up from a deep sleep? Chinese medicine’s organ clock system helps to shed light to the particular organ or element that could be out of balance. By using the wisdom of the circadian wheel of [...]

LIVER, WOOD ELEMENT & SPRING:

2019-06-13T23:25:37+00:00June 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spring is a time of new beginnings and awakenings. The Inner Classics, an ancient text of Chinese medicine, expresses this season as a time to rise early with the sun and take brisk walks. These are yang activities, reflecting the ascending and active nature of this season. All around us plant life is growing and the [...]