Chinese Medicine — inflammation

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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