The Top 6 Posts of 2012
1) Celine Dion Used Acupuncture To Improve Her Chances Of Getting Pregnant
Singer Celine Dion, had twins after years of trying to conceive. I was happy to see that CNN reported she used acupuncture to improve her chances of getting pregnant.
2) How to tell if you’re happy… You Have A Sister !
“People with at least one female sibling report better social support, more optimism, and better coping abilities, according to a study presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference. Sisters appear to encourage communication and cohesion in families.“
3) Understanding The Yin Yang Symbol
This popular symbol (to the right) represents the ancient concept. It illustrates the ebb and flow of yin and yang, light and dark, activity and rest, creation and destruction, it reminds us that everything is constantly changing.
4) Flowers Used In Chinese Herbal Medicine
This was also one of the top posts last year, a great article by Cathy Margolin.
Long before western pharmaceutical drugs, flowers were used as herbal remedies and recorded use goes back to 500 AD. Chinese medicine for example has used flowers in herbal remedies to heal a huge variety of afflictions. Here are a few examples…
5) Eat Black Beans for Fertility and a Big Dose of Antioxidants
From an Eastern perspective, black beans are warming in nature. They are thought to tonify the Kidney Qi and nourish Yin and Blood. From a Western perspective, black beans are an excellent source of protein, folate, iron and fiber and are rich in antioxidants.
6) The New Year Is A Good Time To Reflect
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius
The New Year is the perfect opportunity not only to reflect, but to use that knowledge as a direction for change. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help be a catalyst for the change you seek. Because TCM prevents illness, relieves stress, aches, and pains as well as improves energy, you find yourself in better balance. This calm and clarity strengthens you as start the New Year with new goals.