In Chinese Medicine, diet can be a contributing factor to someone who has mental-emotional problems, including conditions such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. The aspects of diet which apply to Western patients are: excessive consumption of hot energy foods; excessive consumption of Damp-producing foods; excessive consumption of cold-energy foods; irregular eating habits; and insufficient eating.
A woman’s menstrual period, also known as “Heavenly Water” in Chinese, is an event that is supposed to come and go smoothly. The menstrual blood is discharged fully as a smooth flow of bright red blood with a moderate level of heaviness on the first couple of days and tapering off to become lighter over
In Chinese Medicine and many other cultures with a traditional healing modality, food is medicine. If you eat the right foods, it can help you feel better and alternatively, if you eat the wrong foods, it can make you feel worse. There are certain foods that can help you to feel better by relieving your
In Chinese Medicine, Jing is the essence of who we are, where we have come from and where we are going. It is a substance or energy that comes from our parents and from it, our growth and development occur. With weak Kidney Jing, people may experience infertility, chronic miscarriage, low quality sperm count, impotence
Colds are often something that we often just deal with and ride out – we continue to push through doing what we do daily and “soldier on”. They usually happen when we are tired, run-down and our immune system is isn’t able to protect ourselves from the viruses and bacteria out there. In Chinese Medicine,
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival for 2014! This is a time of family gathering and giving thanks to them. Traditionally, it is also a time of gathering of the harvest and giving thanks for the abundance nature has provided. It is also a time of big banquets, followed by my favourite once-a-year dessert, “Moon Cake”. Moon Cakes
Summer is a Yang season, which means that lightness, brightness, liveliness, expansion, growth and creativity are the principles that hold true at this time of year. So to live in accordance with these natural principles to enhance your health, the lifestyle we live and the foods we eat are important. The last post focused on
If you look about you and see what is going on in nature in Spring, you’ll see a lot of growth, which tends to have an active and ascending nature. Your body functions best when it is in harmony with nature so these same characteristics of growth correspond to the type of food that is