Chinese Medicine

MEND: Chinese Medicine Wound Care

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MEND: Chinese Medicine Wound  Care

Introducing: MEND. This formula is a piece of history. An evolution of tradition.  MEND is a vital addition to any first-aid kit. My mentor, Dr. Ni Hai-Sha, introduced me to his version of this wound powder over a decade ago and I've never looked  back.  In my household we've relied on this formula for everything from tiny injuries, scrapes, skinned knees, cuts, acne to any other strange wound we've found ourselves dealing  with. Between a knife-happy chef and my aerial silks hobby, we've had some serious cuts and fabric burns to contend with over  the years.  This is our go...

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To Urinary Health!

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To Urinary Health!

Let's talk about the Urinary System. Chinese herbal medicine and food based medicine can offer a lot as support when something goes wrong here. This bodily system is often over looked until it is really creating uncomfortable symptoms, and by the time it gets our attention it often requires medical intervention. Think about a UTI, Kidney stones, spasmodic or painful bladder issues and so much more. If left unaddressed until you can't take it anymore all of this will most likely lead you down a very medicalized path to antibiotics, surgical procedures or other medications that can't address the underlying...

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Winter Hydration

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Winter Hydration

We've talked about how every season is connected to one of our organ systems, and during its season that organ system becomes most active. You might remember that Winter is the time of the Kidneys (also the Adrenal glands and Bladder). In Chinese Medicine we refer to these organs together as the Kidney organ system. 💧   This means during the winter our Kidney organ system should have our attention. It is most vulnerable right now if there are imbalances already happening but also has the greatest potential for healing. The element associated with the Kidney system is Water, and...

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Fire and Water: A Chinese Medicine Guide to Understanding Adrenal Fatigue

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Fire and Water: A Chinese Medicine Guide to Understanding Adrenal Fatigue

To really understand any state of imbalance, syndrome or disease I find it best to start with a Chinese Medicine understanding of what how a healthy body should be functioning. I like to start with the heart’s role in the body system but because the whole thing is a big feedback loop, it can begin anywhere you like. Chinese medicine teaches us that the heart muscle is where the body’s heat is generated. The thermal energy created by the constant pumping of this organ creates the body temperature or as we say in Chinese medicine, yang. Heat rises inside the...

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Adrenal Fatigue Part I: A Holistic Western Perspective

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Adrenal Fatigue Part I: A Holistic Western Perspective

Adrenal Fatigue. You’ve heard it mentioned, you might have read about it, maybe you’ve even wondered if it could explain some of your symptoms. Currently, western medicine doesn’t consider it a formal diagnosis but, more and more, holistically minded healthcare providers are beginning to explain a set of common and often confusing symptoms through this lens. As a Chinese Medicine Practitioner I am pleased to see this recognition beginning to trickle into western thinking because Chinese Medicine has understood this pattern for millennia by another name, and it is as relevant now as it has always been. Though conventional medicine...

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