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Category - Seasonal Medicine

The Power of Olive Oil

Featured, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons

Mediterranean Diet and Oil We have heard the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, and enjoyed the wonderful flavor of a good olive oil. Studies associate olive oil intake with a decreased risk of heart disease, as it supports…

Seasonal Detox and Cleanser

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Personal, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons

Since childhood, my family has used herbal elixirs and tonics to help heal the body and mind, and I remember my beloved Grandmother making strong ginger root tea for menstrual cramps or snow fungus and goji berries for…

Returning to the Center of Balance

Chinese, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training

ELEMENT OF SUMMER Summer is Fire, one of the Five Elements. Fire is the fiercest yang energy; excitement, assertiveness and exuberance brightening life with light and clarity. It’s associated with the heart and small intestines, clarity and compassion,…

Awakening Spring Green

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training

Spring = Wood energy = Liver In Chinese culture, the world is a harmonious place where all beings live in balance with Nature. There are rhythms and movement in the weather and Seasons, and we exist as part…

Slow Down for Kidneys Sake!

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training

“The wise nourish life by flowing with the four seasons and adapting to cold or heat, by harmonising joy and anger in a tranquil dwelling, by balancing yin and yang, and what is hard and soft. So it…

5 Flavours of Health

Chinese, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

Traditional health sciences of India and China share many   similiar concepts.  Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of India, is usually translated as “science of life”. Chinese philosophy and social structure are integrally related to the harmony of body and…

Winter = Warm Kidney

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

WINTER Element – Water Colour – Black Nature – Yin Organs – Kidney/Bladder Emotion – Fear/Willpower Taste – Salty Condition – Cold Direction – North Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. In…

Summer Heart Sizzle

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

Element – Fire, Color – Red, Nature – Yang, Movement – Up and Outward Organs – Heart, Small Intestine, Emotion – Joy 
Taste – Bitter, Condition – Hot Chinese Medicine is based on balancing opposites in nature; dark…

Both Sides of the Mountain

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

Traditional health sciences of India and China share many of the same concepts. Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of India, is usually translated as “science of life”. Chinese Medicine is integral to all things in traditional Chinese lifestyle. Ayurvedic…

Bloom a Lotus in Spring

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Yoga

Spring in Chinese Medicine SPRING is Element – Wood Colour – Green Nature – Yang Organs – Liver/Gall Bladder Emotion – Anger/Determination Taste – Sour Condition – Windy Direction – East Chinese Medicine and Yoga In Chinese medicine,…