Late Summer/Earth Element

Late-Summer Season/Earth Element of Acupuncture VIDEO: Receiving and Nurturing for Yourself & Others

September 9, 2017

Hello and welcome to Earth Element Season! — an extra season that we recognize in Chinese medicine called “Late Summer”. Since what we do/eat now will have one of the biggest impacts on whether we have a vibrant, or a tired and sick cold season ahead, it’s crucial that we do as much as possible […]

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Acupuncture Tips from the Earth Element for Staying Balanced in Late Summer

August 21, 2016

The end of summer is upon us, and the bounty of the earth’s harvest is pouring in. The long, playful days of summer have past, yet the air is still warm and the leaves are nowhere near falling. Traditionally, this was the season for building our stores of nourishment for the coming months, and hours […]

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Beyond Nourishment: The Key to Feeding Yourself without Food

September 21, 2011

Last week, I sent out perhaps my most important email of the year, related to the Earth Element (if you haven’t read it, it’s worth going back and reading now!).  During the Earth season, the most important thing to focus on is nourishing your Qi. What is Qi? Qi is the most vital component of […]

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It’s Pear Season! A Great Late-Summer Recipe for those Farmer’s Market Pears.

September 14, 2011

The pears are here, the pears are here!  I just saw the first of the season last Saturday at the farmer’s market, and excited I am!  Last year, for the first time I canned up many different kinds of jams, jelly’s and butters.  But none could compare to the delicate smooth Pear Butter that I […]

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Out of the Fire and Deep Into Earth: Use Earth’s Bounty to Build Up Your Qi as we Head into Earth Element Season

September 7, 2011

For those of you who have been my patients for some time, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the seasons/elements and how they relate to our health, the foods we need to eat, the types of issues we are likely to be dealing with, and in general, what we can do to stay balanced. […]

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