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Nutrition and Diet

Stay Healthy This Fall With Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Fall season is the beginning of what Traditional Chinese Medicine calls the “yin cycle”. In comparison, Summer focuses more on external things such as travel and outdoor activities. Summer is ruled by the element Fire.  In contrast Fall is a time for organizing one’s life for the winter season ahead. Fall is ruled by …

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Late Summer and Healthy Eating

Summer is divided into two parts…Summer and late Summer… in the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Late summer is that time at the end of Summer and before Autumn when there is often a hot spell. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the Stomach and Spleen rule the “fifth season” Traditional Chinese medicine actually relates to five …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine And Summer Foods

Traditional Chinese Medicine tends to favor people eating ‘warm foods’ most of the time. This means foods with ‘warm properties’, as well as being actually warm in temperature. ‘Warm foods’ are thought to ease a person’s digestive process by causing their system to relax and more easily break down the food. ‘Cold foods’, in contrast, …

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Acupuncture Offers New Perspective About Diet

Acupuncture can help a person gain a new perspective on the foods they eat – why some are better for them than others. Different people eating the same food item which is normally considered “healthy” can be affected in different ways. Some people, because of their body imbalances or personal constitution, need “warming foods” while …

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