Blog posts in: Water element

It’s the midst of winter and all is elusive…the days are short and dark, the fields barren.  Not much occurs on the surface, and when we’re in rhythm with the patterns of nature, our lives reflect this dormancy as well.  In this time of rest, and especially in our do-ing culture, it is all too easy to underestimate the subtleties of power and transformation that are brewing beneath the surface. According to the Taoist roots...

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...

The past few weeks I’ve been focusing on our Jing, which is stored in our Kidneys, and is related to the Water Element in Chinese Medicine. This week, I’m going to teach you a simple, pleasurable meditation exercise that you can do outside the acupuncture clinic, to increase your kidney function, build your vital Qi to enhance health and immunity, and connect back into your peaceful center. This peaceful center is known to acupuncturists as...