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Category: Summer

Summer, Fire, Joy, and Cooling Foods

The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for others as well as enthusiasm for new ideas and perhaps even an adventure. Summer is the season of the year that is most yang. High yang means heat, maximum activity,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 22, 2018

Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Summer is here! In Chinese Medicine this is the time of year that is considered most yang. To learn more about yin and yang click here. High yang means heat, maximum activity, and moving outward with our lives and into nature. In Chicago we’re right in the middle of our ‘high yang’ summer, so I’m: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 10, 2017

Healthy Herbal Coolers To Quench Your Thirst This Summer

Here in Chicago it is thrilling to finally have some warmer weather! In this post Cathy Margolin shares two great recipes for cooling drinks, which are much healthier than your average sports drink or lemonade. From Pacific Herbs By Cathy Margolin Summertime is upon us and it’s heating up out there. Forget the lemonade and: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 6, 2017

Watermelon Gazpacho

This yummy recipe includes benefits from a Chinese Medicine point of view. Learn how watermelon not only tastes great but also has health benefits. This article is from and written By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM Watermelon (Xi Gua) In ancient Egypt, watermelon juice and its seeds were traditionally offered to quench the thirst of: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 19, 2015

Fire and the Season of Summer!

By David Tucker from the zen of healing blogFire and the Season of Summer! The summer season is upon us. For the year, it is our most Yang time of year. And the sun is reaching out to love, connect, and warm all of that which grows in Nature. The same is true on an: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 16, 2009