Winter

2020-02-07T20:02:10+00:00February 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Feeling into winter. We are in the true depth of winter now and I can feel it in my bones. When the cold air flows over my bare skin and exposed face in the cold ocean, I feel my aliveness. In Tofino, a real moist west coast cold resides in the environment. I have noticed that [...]

Autumn Inspiration

2019-12-18T17:36:48+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Autumn season is the season of harvest, where we receive the growth the growth of spring and summer. "the seeds we have sown, now we shall reap" ~Elson M. Haas Autumn is the season of gathering natures products before winters rest. Fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains are in abundance. As a symbol of harvest and Halloween/Samhain [...]

Late Summer

2019-12-18T04:45:40+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Late summer is a time for slowing down after the outward and expansive summer. This season is an opportunity to do grounding practices, spend more time indoors, shift eating patterns to warming and nurturing while connecting to the element of earth. Represented by the organs of Spleen and Stomach, this is the idea time to heal [...]

What can Acupuncture treat?

2019-08-31T23:23:01+00:00August 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered what Acupuncture treats? Here are a number of conditions/imbalances that Acupuncture can help with: PAIN- Acute or chronic, from musculoskeletal to unidentified origins, acupuncture can treat pain on all levels: body; mind; spirit. MENTAL-EMOTIONAL HEALTH-Acupuncture can regulate an overloaded nervous system to smooth out emotional and physical imbalances that present when the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]