At long last it is finally feeling like fall here in LA! Mornings are crisp and invigorating, the days are bright and sunny (but not sweltering), and nights are cool and inspire cozy nesting. As I become more aligned with seasonal energy, I am so much more aware of how much actually changes, even here in southern CA. The shifts are subtle, but present nonetheless. I would love to share with you, dear reader, how you might better align with this seasonal shift from a Chinese medicine perspective so that you can enjoy this season in a harmonious and healthy way.
Read more “Autumn: A Time to Love Your Lungs!”
I recently took a course through Steamy Chick with the lovely acupuncturist/herbalist that works with the company. She had all sorts of wisdom to share in terms of how women can take care of themselves, particularly during their ‘moon time’ (when they’re menstruating). One of my favorite practices offered in the course was making and consuming ‘Moon Juk.’ It’s super easy to make, tastes amazing, is and extremely nourishing for a women to consume during their period.
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Often when I feel a person’s radial pulse (on the inside of your forearm, on the thumb side) during their first treatment, they are quick to tell me what their doctor has told them it means in the past. They are mostly only familiar with the pulse rate (i.e. 60 beats per minute). Chinese medicine does take the pulse rate into account, but the rate is only a very small fraction of the information that’s available in the pulse!
Read more “Pulses in Chinese Medicine”