Heart Health – A Brief Overview – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Heart In Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM), the heart and it’s posse of associated meridians, find their peak season in the summer, and we are at the height of my favorite season. The heart♥️, ruler of all, is a yin meridian. It is paired with the yang small intestine. So, there is a strong heart and…

Plank Pose Benefits

Plank Everyone’s favorite yoga pose, am I right? I know, it’s no one’s favorite. It’s more of a love/hate relationship. While I’m in it, I calm myself down from a full blown plank meltdown by thinking of the many benefits of this awesome and challenging pose. Plank is a body weight exercise, which means you…

Lungs and Large Intestine (Yin/Yang)

Did you know that in TCM, the lungs and large intestine form a yin and yang pair? They work together as a team. Peak Function/Hours: Lung: 3-5 am – Ever wake up during that time short of breath? LI: 5-7am – Do you wake up and immediately have to go to the bathroom (that’s good…

Traditional Chinese Medicine Body Clock

The Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) Clock – The clock indicates a 2 hour window in each 24-hour cycle in which each meridian/organ is at it’s peak time/cycle. This is a helpful diagnostic tool in pinpointing any inefficiencies/deficiencies as well as overactive meridian function and get you on your road to wellness. For example, if there…

Shiitake Bacon

(E)ars – Mushrooms Have you ever noticed that a sliced mushroom resembles a human ear. WHAT?  I know, so insane.  The doctrine of signatures asserts that mushrooms aid in the improvement in hearing.  The cool factor doesn’t end there. In Chinese Medicine, the ear is related to the kidney (yin)  and bladder (yang) channels. Mushrooms are…

JuJubes (Dried Red Dates)

Jujubes are not just sugary, chewy candy that sticks to your teeth. This naturally sweet fruit, which tastes like an apple, was cultivated in Asia, is typically reddish in color, and can be eaten fresh or dried. The dried version are sometimes called Chinese dates and can be used as an herbal remedy or health…