My first tree stories go back to my some of my earliest memories. When I was quite young, my grandmother gave me the nickname “Squirrel.” Summers spent with my Oma Elsje and Opa Hugo led me to time in nature. I would spend endless hours in the garden and pitch pine forest behind their small […]
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Take 1 winter pear (the dark-skinned variety). __Remove the skin for white phlegm __Do not remove the skin for yellow phlegm Cut the pear in half, remove and discard the core. Fill the hole with approximately 1 tsp. rock sugar – break up sugar if necessary. Place pear with sugar in a pot, add 1 […]
If you are familiar with Chinese Medicine, you know that Acupuncture is all about flow. According to one of the central philosophical texts, the Tao Te Ching, the “highest good is like water”, meaning the most advantageous way to be is move effortlessly and become effortlessly. Being in flow is commonly described today as being […]
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Tomorrow marks the first full day of Lunar New Year and the year of the Yang Wood Horse. While the energies of the cosmos do not seal our fates, it is good to know the astrological “weather” so to speak, to give us an awareness that will help us to take advantage the opportunities that […]
After making a shiitake, cauliflower and kale stir-fry last night I was left with the usual mushroom stalks in the strainer. Tossing them away as I had done in the past just felt – well, wrong, so I set them aside while cooking. Dietary wisdom in Chinese Medicine has long known that having a bit of warm […]
Do you ever notice that the fall inspires you to de-clutter and simplify? In the cycle of the Five Elements, fall belongs to the Metal element, which resonates with the lungs and colon. The lungs connect us to what is most essential and precious, the breath, which inspires each moment. The colon allows us to […]
Qi gong is a low impact but powerful exercise that nourishes from within. It helps promote the free flow of qi, alleviating physical symptoms and emotional imbalances. It also helps maintain good health. Why practice Qi Gong? For one thing, it’s an alternative to the gym, and it’s effects are similar to an acupuncture treatment. […]
Last week, a new patient called my office in terrible pain from PMS, which she has experienced monthly for many years. She had already taken some over the counter supplements for cramps and bloating, was avoiding caffeine and dairy, but was continuing to experience severe symptoms.
For the past few months, I’ve been studying Chinese Brush Painting with Josephine Tsai http://www.taoofbrush.com, and I can say she is a true master of her art. I am awestruck by the ease and grace at which just a few brushstrokes become a peony flower, or a mountain landscape unfolds. I’ve noticed that in painting, […]