Chinese Medicine — mindfulness

Traditional insights into Autumn: a Time of Grief

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Traditional insights into Autumn: a Time of Grief

This topic has come up a lot in my community lately, for the people I love, and for myself. Autumn is naturally a time of pulling in. Of slowing the chaos and looking inside of ourselves. Chinese Medicine recognizes that as we move out of the vibrant expanding Yang energy of summer and into the quiet, consolidating Yin energy of winter, the emotions that often come up for us are grief, sadness and feelings of melancholy or depression. Autumn is the time of Metal energy. The in the body, the organ systems controlled by Metal energy are the Lung and...

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The Equinox, Late Summer and Autumn: a Time of Transitions

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The Equinox, Late Summer and Autumn: a Time of Transitions

In ancient China the four seasons were looked upon as the result of the interaction of the two opposing forces, Yin and Yang. These two forces represented all opposites: hot and cold, day and night, light and dark, up and down, contraction and expansion, masculine and feminine, dryness and humidity and so on. Yin and Yang were easily recognized in nature and over time they became known in the human body as well. This view was developed in Chinese Medicine until the nature of the human body and its inner workings became seen as a microcosm of the universe itself....

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