• Spleen in Traditional Chinese Medicine

    The Spleen and Eastern Medicine

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    The Spleen and Stomach in Eastern Medicine are the main organs that support your digestion. They are paired organs in Eastern Medicine, one yin and one yang. As with most things in Eastern Medicine, they key is finding balance. This is especially true of your Spleen where you can use food and lifestyle changes to support not only your digestion, but your health overall.

  • Eastern Medicine Cures For Holiday Stress

    Why The Should-Be-Happy Holidays Stress Us Out And How To Deal Naturally

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    Even though it feels like it was just March yesterday, the holidays are here. Sure that means fun Friendsgivings and a rocking NYE party (though who knows that that means this year), but it also means midnight amazon cart filling and houseguests up in your space. For many of us, it’s both equal parts fun and chaos, and that up and down is stressful. Here’s how to chill out naturally (without too many eggnogs) this holiday season and beyond.

  • Natural Hangover Remedies From Eastern Medicine

    Holiday Hangovers: Treat Naturally With Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rumchata. Raise your hand if you plan to knock back a few cocktails this holiday season, because 2020 amirite? Who are we kidding, every holiday deserves a festive libation or three but this year things may feel a little more “extra” than usual. Nobody wants to do the walk of shame to the sofa with a migraine after a long night of drinks so here’s a few ideas to make sure you are feeling fairly close to 100 the day after. 

  • Reishi | Lingzhi

    Sneaky Ways To Add in Adaptogens & Medicinal Herbs

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    Let’s be honest, this year has given us no lack of reasons to be stressed out. Fortunately, there is a secret weapon in the battle against the stress that can take a toll on our body, mind and soul: adaptogens. These sneaky additives, when combined with a daily diet and routine, can make a huge difference in how you feel and respond to the crazy world all around you!

  • 5 Ways To Love Your Body

    5 Ways To Love Your Body From The Inside Out

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    We all have our fair share of imperfections, which can make it difficult to love yourself at times. Sure, learning to appreciate your body despite its faults and fractures is a huge step forward, but actively improving your self-image is something we’ve only recently begun to grasp in the West. In Eastern and traditional Chinese medicine, loving yourself isn’t such a new thing — it plays a huge role in establishing and maintaining a healthy body and sound mind. And, in that sense, it puts the power and responsibility in your hands. 

  • Modern Stressors & Ancient Acupuncture Points

    Modern Stressors and Ancient Acupressure Points

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    From the way we use tech in every aspect of work and home life, to physically suffering for fashion, there are some complicated modern stressors which can result in some pretty painful physical tension. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) one of the best ways to ease pain and restore balance to the body is through the use of pressure points. All you need are steady hands and an understanding of the important points (no needles required!).

  • Mung Beans

    Mung Beans & Pearl Beads – the Secret to Glowing Skin?

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    Do you know the two B’s of edible beauty? Mung beans and pearl beads. Yea, we know, doesn’t sound sexy, but they’re actually some of the best-kept beauty secrets for boosting collagen, internal glow, and youthfulness. 

  • Menu on Fridge

    A Year in Food and TCM: A Seasonal Breakdown

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    We love cycles and routines — probably because so much of what we do and experience in life is influenced by seasons. Seasons are cyclical in nature, so they have a lot of say in our choices and decisions, like the clothes we wear, the places we visit, and the plans we make on a day-to-day basis. They also have a significant impact on our health. 

  • Sesame Seeds

    Why You’ll Actually Want to Eat Soybeans, Sesame Seeds, and Pig’s Feet (Hint: Your Skin Will Thank You)

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    Face masks, cleansers, and other topical treatments are great for beautifying the skin, but when it comes to achieving that glow, nothing can beat a nutrient-packed diet.

  • Turmeric

    Herbology Hour: Chinese Herbs For Modern Life

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    Like most things in TCM, the ultimate goal of consuming herbs is to bring your body an overall sense of balance and stability. That said, there’s a lot of ways you can take your herbs, from infusing them with hot water to swallowing them whole.

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