Chinese Medicine — AFS

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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