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Category: Spring

Spring Into Action!

In Chicago we have been waiting eagerly for Spring and it has finally arrived. In Chinese Medicine, every season has an element attached to it. Spring brings us the Wood element. Wood exemplifies the active energy of Spring. Every day, just walking down the street, I see more trees beginning to bloom, hyacinths giving way to: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 1, 2017

Milk Thistle is Perfect for Spring Cleaning (Your Body)

Spring is a perfect time for cleaning your home as well as your body. Most of us are exposed to damaging substances on a daily basis, such as alcohol, medications, pesticides, and environmental toxins. Milk thistle encourages the liver to cleanse itself and can protect it from the intake of toxins. Several scientific studies suggest that: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 18, 2017

Anger, Spring and The Element of Wood

Classical Five Element Chinese Medicine theory says that each of the five elements has many associations, including seasons and particular emotions. The emotion related to the wood element is anger. Wood is also the element of Spring, making it appropriate to think about now. We all get angry sometimes, right? I certainly can get furious and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 23, 2016

Adaptation, Spring, and the Wood Element in Chinese Medicine

Living in harmony with the seasons is one key component to health in Chinese Medicine. Our world is forever changing and, to be at our best, we must continually adapt to these changes and “go with the flow”. Therefore, as the seasons change, we must change as well. In Chicago, we have survived Chiberia and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 16, 2014

The Element of Spring: Wood

The foundation of Chinese philosophy is based on the idea that human beings are a part of this universe and integral to the dynamic flow of nature just as animals and plants. For that reason, living in harmony with the seasons is a key component to health. According to Chinese Medicine, the universe is forever: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 30, 2011

Spring Into Action With Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine in the Spring Posted by Amy Chitwood Burslem from the Portland Acupuncture Blog Spring is back , and even though it’s (still) raining here in the great Northwest, it’s time to at least start acting like summer is on it’s way! Spring cleaning season is a great time to clean out your closets,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 13, 2010

Spring Planning and Envisioning…

This Post is by David TuckerFrom his blog The Zen of Healing Though it may not feel like it for those of us in Seattle… (or for those of us in Chicago) the tulips, daffodils, and crocuses are telling us loud and clear that Spring is here. With that, comes all of the very powerful: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 10, 2009