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Posts tagged with ‘Energy’

  • 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.

  • Summer TCM Recipes - Watermelon & Mint

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

    in Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    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.

  • 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!

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture

    What To Expect During Your First Visit To A TCM Practitioner

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Ok, so you’ve scheduled your appointment with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor – now what? Whether you’re going in just for a preventative check-up or because you’re not feeling well, it can be a little nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. A visit to the TCM practitioner isn’t exactly like going to see a western medical professional. From the examination to the diagnosis and more, here’s what you can expect on your first visit to a TCM practitioner.

  • Eastern Medicine To Boost Motivation - Lazy

    Covid Killed Your Motivation? Here’s How To Get It Back With Eastern Medicine

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Has the last year just absolutely killed your motivation and drive? You’re not alone. What with COVID, quarantine, and working from home, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost your mojo.
    But how do you get it back? Well, when it comes to motivation, perception is reality. It all starts with you. It can feel impossible to get back on track, but it’s not! Here’s how to get out of a slump and start to feel like yourself again with a little help from Eastern medicine.

  • Moxibustion

    Love Acupuncture? Here Are 3 Other Eastern Medicine Practices To Try

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    Ok, so you’re no newbie to Eastern medicine. Maybe you were the first one of your friends to get into yoga, or you love your weekly acupuncture appointments. You’ve got a meditation app on your phone and a gua sha stone on your bathroom shelf. So what’s the next step? What should Eastern medicine practice should you try next? Whether you’ve never heard of them before or if you’ve been considering one or more of them, we’re breaking down Pranayama, Cupping and Moxibustion.

  • Good Vibes With Eastern Medicine

    Good Vibrations: How To Elevate Your Vibe

    in General Wellness / / 0 comments

    Remember how the Beach Boys sang about good vibrations? Or maybe you’ve recently heard some podcaster talk about “vibing high.” If you’re wondering what exactly all of that means, we’re here to break it down. After all, you need to know what “vibes” are before you can get good ones! Fortunately, it’s all fairly simple to take control of situations to give off good vibes and hopefully receive some in return. Here’s how.

  • 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.

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

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

    in Condition Related, Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    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.

  • Listen To Your Body

    How To Stop Ignoring What Your Body Is Telling You

    in General Wellness / / 0 comments

    Do you have afternoon energy slumps or daily headaches from staring at screens, or maybe another slightly annoying health issue you’ve been ignoring? As humans, we’re adaptable but sometimes we even adapt to things that can be bad or harmful to us. Here’s the thing–you’re not supposed to be used to those things. They’re not inevitable. They’re actually messages from your body that something is wrong! But what if you listened to your body instead and gave it what it needed? In the long run, you’d be a lot happier and healthier. Here’s how to start listening to your body and prioritizing proactive wellness so that you can stop little bad things from becoming big bad things.

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