What are the Energetics of Fall?

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, so many of us start feeling a decrease in energy levels and less desire to be social and out in the world. In a culture that pathologizes going inward with words such as laziness, depression, fatigue, and self-indulgence, it can be difficult to recognize that what we are feeling may actually be completely normal!

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I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost!

In Chinese Medicine, we always approach the body, mind, and spirit as inseparable, integral parts of a whole being. In the physical realm, parasites are a broad category of invasive creatures that take the form of insects, worms, viruses, bacteria, spirochetes, and “bad” gut flora.  In the psycho-emotional realm, parasites can be seen as a formless version of invasive creatures, such as repetitive thoughts, conditioned emotional reactions, habituated behaviors, pain-bodies, and distorted belief structures.

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The Healthy Traveler

In Chinese medicine there is a climatic factor that westerners don’t pay much attention to. It penetrates and invades the most susceptible areas of the body like the back of the neck...

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Summer Harmony Part II

Our emotional life is not separate from who we are in Chinese medicine, so we want to ease the struggles that relationships may cause in life that results in both internal and external stagnation...

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