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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Fall Season Element: Metal Organ Correspondences: the Lungs, and Large Intestine Quality: Inspiration Emotion: Grief With fall we start to move inward. The energetic movement of the autumn season is towards yin, which is cooling, contracting, and calming. The burst of color in the autumn leaves represent the brightness of yang at its last peak before it […]
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center provides recent studies on the beneficial effect of Acupuncture therapy for cancer patients. Acupuncture Helps Ease Side Effects and Symptoms of Some Cancers “Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help control a number of symptoms and side effects — such as pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting — associated […]
In between treatments this morning, I opened the “Tao of Leadership” to read these words: “By yielding, I endure. The empty space is filled. When I give of myself, I become more. When I feel most destroyed, I am about to grow. When I desire nothing, a great deal comes to me.” Powerful in their […]
Element: Wood Liver-1: Great Esteem Spring time is associated with the Liver meridian which relates to Vision, Clarity, and Expression. The first point on the Liver Meridian, located on the foot, is like the root of a tree, providing grounding and stability for the outward growth and manifestation of one’s true nature. It’s name alludes […]