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How to Stay Healthy As Winter Changes to Spring

For most people, the change of seasons from Winter to Spring is something to look forward to. But it also means a time when people tend to get sick or seasonal allergies start to flare up. This can make things miserable for a lot of people. As the weather fluctuates between freezing cold and warmer, sunnier days, it

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Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.

Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as

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Five Self Care Tips for Winter

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine there are five seasons: winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits, allowing for a more balanced mind and body. When these systems were being developed, people were living in

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Winter Acupuncture: Governing Vessel 14

Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This Acupuncture point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resemblance to the tool. This point is great because it is the intersecting point

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Fighting the Flu Season with Acupuncture & Herbs ~

While the Flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

The flu, also known

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Going Deeper: The Kidneys & Water Element ~

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the Kidneys……

The Kidney Element in Chinese Medicine governs the Water Element and is associated with the season of Winter, where the

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Interesting Ways to Help Your Kids Exercise in Winter

It’s cold and dark outside.

You come home with the kids and all you want to do is snuggle on the couch.

Snuggling in winter may be fun (and I’m not going to say you shouldn’t snuggle) but your kids need something more.  In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), kids need at least 1 hour of

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