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  • Chilled Cucumber Soup - Summer Eastern Medicine Recipes

    Soups For Summer? It’s More Common Than You Think!

    in General Wellness, Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    You probably associate sipping soup with cold winter days, but soup is a staple for hot weather in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, food in general is a major treatment in TCM. That’s because the foods and beverages we consume can alter our yin, yang, and qi energies, making a big difference in how we feel. When all of our energies are in harmony and we’re in balance with the natural world, we feel healthier and happier. So before you write off summer soups, read on to find out how they can help keep you cool and healthy in the dog days of summer.

  • Spring Allergy Treatment with Eastern Medicine

    3 Ways To Ease Your Allergies With Eastern Medicine

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    Dreading Spring because the season brings lots of annoying allergy symptoms back into the mix? You’re not alone. As anyone with allergies will tell you, there are no permanent fixes for your allergic reactions–you just have to hope you eventually grow out of it. And if you’re not into OTC allergy meds that make you feel sleepy and loopy, you might feel like you’re out of luck. But that’s where Eastern medicine comes in. Practiced for thousands of years, Eastern medicine traditions like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda have their own methods for dealing with allergies and helping to soothe your symptoms. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Sad To Happy - How Eastern Medicine Can Boost Your Mood

    Turn That Frown Upside Down: 4 Eastern Medicine Tips To Boost Your Mood

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    Feeling down? There’s so much going on in the world these days that it can be hard to always stay positive, even if you’re normally the happy-go-lucky type. And it’s ok to feel sad, frustrated, or just low sometimes. But when it feels like you’re always down in the dumps, something has to change. In Eastern medicine, the mind and the body are connected, so your emotions can actually be caused by problems with your physical health. That means there are things you can do and foods you can eat that will boost your mood and turn that frown upside down. Here’s your mood-boosting eastern medicine checklist with the best tips and tricks from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda.

  • New Year's Resolutions In Eastern Medicine

    3 Eastern Medicine New Year’s Resolutions For 2021

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    How long does it usually take you to ditch your New Year’s resolutions? While they’re made with good intentions, life gets in the way! We miss a kickboxing class because a meeting ran late, or we stay up late finishing a project and need that latte or risk being a zombie at work. So here are our suggestions for Eastern Medicine inspired New Year’s Resolutions for 2021 that you might actually stick to.

  • Root Vegetables - Chinese Medicine Winter Foods

    Winter Foods To Keep Your Body In Tip-Top Shape

    in Beauty, General Wellness, Seasonal / / 0 comments

    The days are shorter, and the cold is closing in. TCM winter foods are exactly what you should be eating for an energizing diet this time of year. They keep your skin looking fresh by adding hydration-packed nourishment, and they infuse your organs with magic. Well, not really magic, but the perfect combination of ingredients to keep you healthy during the cold. Let’s talk about what Eastern medicine thinks about eating with the seasons and managing your diet in the winter.

  • Eastern Medicine Remedies For Holiday Stress - Gingerbread

    Recover From Holiday Stress & Overeating Naturally With Eastern Medicine

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    Holidays are stressful, and everyone knows it. Add in the overeating, and most of us are a hot mess come January. Thankfully, we’ve got some natural tips to help get you back to (and possibly better than) your normal self. From herbal remedies to energy work, check out these Eastern medicine based techniques for relieving all that stress.

  • Cold Air And Illness in Eastern Medicine

    Was Mom Right? Can You Get Sick Just From Being Cold?

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    When you were a kid, did your mom ever tell you to bundle up before you go outside in the winter so you don’t catch a cold? Ours did! But does this old wives tale have any truth behind it? Turns out, it depends who you ask. In Western medicine, when it comes to the cold and flu, germs make you sick, not the weather (The germ theory). But, while cold weather may not directly cause you to get sick, there’s evidence that it might make it easier for you to come down with the sniffles.

  • Natural Prep For Winter With Eastern Medicine - Cold Woman

    Natural Ways To Prep For Winter

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    In the blink of an eye, the sun began to set sooner, the leaves changed clothes, and we all started praying that our pre-pandemic winter clothes still fit following lockdown. While the winter may not be your favorite season, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to create new habits and routines that help you prepare your body, mind, and soul for the winter months. Borrowing from the magical world of traditional eastern medicine, here are some of our favorite methods for preparing for a cozy winter.

  • Summertime Sun

    Survive Summertime & Sun – A Holistic Approach

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    Summer’s almost here, and depending on where you live, you might be feeling the heat already. If you love the warm weather, then that’s probably your cue to swap out your jeans for boardshorts and hit the beach (or the nearest swimming pool). But, before you dive into that sweet summer mindset, you should prepare your body and mind with these TCM tips so you can stay healthy in the heat!

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