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  • Eastern Medicine Sun Protection

    Keep It Cool: The Eastern Medicine Beach Day Guide

    in Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    Summer’s here, and chances are that you’ll be heading to the beach or lake to hit the sand and soak up some sun soon. But if you’re not careful, all that salt, sun, and sand can turn you into a crispy lobster by the end of your fun day out! Stay safe, cool, and protected by following these simple Eastern medicine tips for your next beach day.

  • Taking Care of Your Eyes With Eastern Medicine

    More Than Meets The Eye: How To Take Care of Your Eyes With Eastern Medicine

    in Ayurveda, Condition Related, TCM / / 0 comments

    When was the last time you took some time to take care of your eyes? If the answer is not recently, you’re like most people because many people don’t realize how hard eyes actually work. And they stand up to some pretty tough conditions. UV rays from the sun can damage your eye tissue and increase the likelihood of cataracts. Pollen, mold and dust can give you allergic conjunctivitis. Too much screen time can cause chronic dry-eye. Even high blood pressure can be bad news for your eyes! Clearly, it’s important to keep an eye on your eye health. Here’s how you can keep your peepers healthy with some gems of wisdom from Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

  • Beating the Sunday Scaries with Eastern Medicine

    Living For The Weekend? How To Ditch Sunday Scaries With TCM

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    We all know about Sunday Scaries – that feeling of dread and anxiety that creeps up as the weekend comes to a close and a new week looms on the horizon. They can suck almost all of the fun out of the last day of your weekend! Everybody’s Sunday Scaries are a little different. For some people, they hit right as you wake up and realize you this was your last morning without an alarm set for a few days. For others, that dread slowly grows throughout the evening as you figure out exactly how many emails you’re going to have to face the next day. And for some people with non-traditional schedules, Sunday Scaries aren’t even on Sunday! We might not be able to get rid of Sundays, but we can definitely ditch the Scaries. Here’s how to use some Eastern medicine wisdom to transform Sunday from sour to sweet and make the most of your 48 hours of freedom.

  • Do You Have One Of These Common Hormone Imbalances? Here’s How To Treat It Naturally

    in Condition Related, TCM / / 0 comments

    From bloating and mood swings to fatigue, the signs of hormonal balance are frustrating to deal with. You might recognize them as symptoms of PMS or Menopause, which are natural changes in your hormone levels but they can also be signs of unnatural hormone fluctuations that can be bad for you in the long run. Unfortunately, hormonal imbalances are more common than you might think. But luckily, they’re treatable! And with a little help from Eastern medicine, you can find safe, natural ways to get your hormones back into balance. Here’s how.

  • Panic Attacks Treatment With Eastern Medicine

    3 Simple TCM Tips For Dealing With A Panic Attack

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    Whether you have an anxiety disorder or not, panic attacks can happen to anyone. They tend to be quick (they’re generally over in 10 minutes or so), and aren’t always triggered by a specific event. Some people think they’re having a heart attack, but in reality there’s no danger of dying from a panic attack. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t feel like it! Panic attacks, for lack of a better word, suck. But luckily, there are tried-and-true methods for dealing with them. Here’s a few tips from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that can help prevent panic attacks and stop them when they happen.

  • Summer TCM Recipes - Watermelon & Mint

    3 Cool Herbs For Summer And Delish Recipes To Make With Them

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    It’s getting HOT, kids are out of school, and backyard BBQs are in full swing. That’s right, it’s officially summer. But as temps get higher, you’ll want to balance out that heat with some cooling foods. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), different foods can have one of five different temperatures: hot, warm, neutral, cool, and cold. The goal of TCM is to keep ourselves balanced and in harmony with nature, so it’s a good idea to stock up on cold and cooling foods during the sweltering summer. In TCM, food that has cooling or cold properties is chock-full of Yin energy. That means it’s associated with things like the moon, the earth, women, coldness, darkness, and rest. Foods with yin energy help to get rid of the extra heat and dryness that comes along with during the summer months. Keep cool in the heat of summer with these 3 herbs.

  • Deal With Post Covid Emotions With Eastern Medicine

    Back to Normal: Dealing with Conflicting Feelings the TCM Way

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    Live concerts, brunch with friends, in-person work out classes — after a year of WFH and social distancing, it’s almost time to go back to “normal.” But if you’re the type of person who has had a nightmare about showing up to the grocery store without a mask, you’re probably–understandably–a little anxious about everything opening back up. It’s normal to feel conflicted, overwhelmed, or confused about how to feel about all of this. But have you thought about what kind of impact those conflicting feelings will have on your mental and physical health? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your emotions directly affect your physical health, so it makes sense that conflicting feelings of anxiety and relief can wreak havoc on your body. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works, plus ways you can help deal with it.

  • Sleep in Eastern Medicine

    Getting Enough Rest? Probably Not. Here’s What To Do Instead

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    If you’re like most people, chances are you’re not getting enough rest. Have you ever sat on the couch all day but still felt like you barely relaxed? That’s because, weirdly enough, not all rest is created equally. There’s different types of rest that our bodies and minds need to feel our best. Western Medicine says that we need 7-9 hours of sleep plus a half hour or so to get to sleep so that we can get into the deep sleep that allows our body to make repairs. Eastern medicine has a less “numeric” take on rest. Sometimes the kind of rest we need is sleep. But sometimes it’s a Netflix marathon, or a long drive, or a coffee date with your best friend. Here’s what you need to know about the different ways to rest up with eastern medicine so you can refuel and take on the world!

  • Eastern Medicine For Pets

    Eastern Medicine For Four-Legged Friends: Does It Work?

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    Have western veterinarian methods led to a dead end for your four legged friend? Believe it or not, Eastern medicine might be able to help. The health wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine can help everyone in your family, possibly even including your pets.There’s not much research on it yet, but plenty of holistic veterinarians and adventurous pet owners can testify to the fact that TCM treatments like acupuncture and herbal remedies make a big difference for their dogs and cats. Read on to learn more!

  • Swap Western Pills for Eastern Medicine

    4 Easy Eastern Swaps For Western OTC Medications

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Whether you have a headache from partying too much the night before, you’re stuffy from a cold, or you’re doubled over with period cramps, it seems like there’s an over-the-counter medication you can take for almost everything. But sometimes, these OTC meds aren’t the best solution to our problems. If you’re looking for a more natural way to deal with everyday problems like headaches, heartburn, congestion or period pains, Eastern medicine has got you covered. Here’s 4 easy swaps for western meds from TCM and Ayurveda.

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