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Category: Water Element

Water Is The Chinese Element Of Winter

As many of you already know, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), different elements are connected to each season. Water is the element of Winter. And, as we in Chicago know very well – winter is here! Winter is the season of stillness and rest (think hibernation), during which energy is condensed, conserved, and stored. Similarly,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 7, 2018

4 Easy Winter Strategies To Improve Your Health and Happiness

We are having a brutal winter in Chicago. I hear from my family in the East that they are also experiencing rough weather. It is only my relatives and friends in California (they are NOT farmers worrying about drought) who are bragging about superb temperatures. So, this next article is for those of us living east of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 24, 2014

Water The Element of Power and Patience

In the philosophy of Chinese Medicine, there are five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These five elements are not simply the materials associated with each of the names, but rather they are metaphors for describing how things interact and relate to each other. Each of the Five Elements represents an aspect of a: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 27, 2014

The Year of the Snake

We are almost at the Chinese New Year. On February 10th, we leave the powerful and bold Year of the Dragon behind and, as always in the order of things, enter the Year of the Snake. Snake years have very definite characteristics; they are quiet, introspective, and intense; a little dark. This year, preparation and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 5, 2013

Chinese Medicine Can Keep You Healthy This Winter

It is so cold here in Chicago, I am ready to move the Caribbean. A few years ago I was on vacation in Belize and spied an acupuncture office right of the beach. Maybe I should check back and see if the acupuncturist I met there needs a partner? Very tempting right now as I: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 21, 2010

Nourish Your Qi With Acupuncture This Winter

Acufinder.com has good articles for every season this one is written By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM Recharge Your Battery this Winter with Acupuncture If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone. “Lack of energy” is one of the top five complaints that doctors hear in their offices. According to Oriental medicine, the cold: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 31, 2010

The Element of Wood and President Obama 1 Year Later

We just marked the 1 year anniversary of President Obama’s Inauguration, so everyone has been reviewing his performance during this time. It seems fitting to share a post that was written by a fellow TCM blogger (Chinese Medicine Notes) in Israel when Obama won. The post is 1 year old – see if you think: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 26, 2010

The Will of Water

In Chinese Medicine there are of five elements; wood, fire,earth,metal and water. Water is the element of winter and one of the most powerful elements. The Will of Water… By David Tucker From The Zen of Healing Blog I briefly talked about “will” as it pertains to the Water Element in a previous post, however: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 4, 2009

Winter and the Water Element…

In Chinese Medicine each season has an element, for winter it is water. From the Zen of Healing BlogBy. David Tucker The leaves, flowers, all of Nature’s gifts have fallen to the ground, and found their way back into the earth, back to its source… the Tao (to read more about the Tao click here). The: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 5, 2009