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Category: Winter

3 Great Reasons To Get Acupuncture This Winter

1) Reduce stress – This is a winter that could stress anyone and we all know that stress has a negative impact on our minds and bodies. Acupuncture reduces stress quickly and safely. According to Chinese Medicine stress causes your energy to stagnate, just think about how tense you feel when you’re stressed out. Acupuncture encourages your: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 9, 2018

Learn More About Moxabustion (Moxa)

Using Moxabustion (Moxa) is a common practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a treatment that you may find helpful. In Chicago, where I live with about 2.7 million other people, we get pretty cold in the winter. Our long, icy season provides the perfect opportunity to add a little moxa to my patients’ treatment plans.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 30, 2015

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

Winter Squash Soup

Winter Squash is a wonderful food for Winter. The abundance of this tasty squash peaks in early Fall and is available to early winter. Winter squash is a food that nourishes your Yang energy which is masculine in nature and is described as light, dry, directed, focused, logical, and action oriented. In the Winter, I: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 14, 2013

5 Health Tips for Winter

Living in harmony with the seasons is an ancient Chinese belief.  We’ve been lucky so far with the winter weather in Chicago but it remains cold and dark. Winter urges us to slow down. This is a natural time of year to replenish energy and conserve strength. In Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 3, 2012

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

How To Live in Harmony With Winter

Shaping your life in the middle of winter is different than the same task would be in summer. We have just entered the year of the Tiger, being a smart cat means knowing when to pounce and when to be still. Winter is a time to be still, so the new beginnings might not be: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 28, 2010

Water Is The Chinese Element Of Winter

As many of you already know, in 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, water is a: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 7, 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
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