Blog posts in: Five Elements

“And the day came, when the risk it took to stay tight in a bud, became more painful than the risk it took to blossom”                                                                                                     ...

What is Jing, and why does it matter for my health? Jing is a concept that I don’t talk about much in the acupuncture clinic, but according to Chinese Medicine, it has everything to do with the elemental season we’re in now: Water.  It is all wrapped up with the kidney energy; and for those of you who read my winter seasonal article, you know that the kidneys, the Water Element, and Winter, are all...

Many women come for acupuncture to help them make it through the dark winter with higher spirits and energy. Winter relates to the Water Element, but any time we find ourselves suddenly thrown into the unknown — such as in disasters, crises, or serious illness — we’re thrown into a “water time”, where our ability to tune into our own Water element for support and sustenance will help pull us through. Learn some tips for...

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 a big impact on whether we have a vibrant, or a tired and sick cold season ahead, it’s crucial that we do as much as possible to boost the Qi in our Earth Element organs over the next several weeks. My video below gives you tips you can...

Welcome to Summer, the Fire season, and my latest video in my 5 Elements series! This one focuses on the Fire element, and while there’s way too much to say about each element to fit into a short helpful video, I cover three vital aspects and functions of the Fire energy, and leave you with some tips you can follow if after watching the video, you think your Fire Element could use some nurturing. Enjoy!...

    I don’t know about you, but I just love the rain. I know some people complain about the rain, and for those with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) too  many days without sunshine can definitely bring them down. But luckily we’ve had sunshine in abundance lately, so for this week’s Wisdom, I am sending a little message from a Chinese medicine perspective on how this little storm we’re having now can actually help balance...