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Lessons From Geese

By |November 13th, 2016|

From a Speech By Angeles Arrien

Fact: With each flap of a wing, a goose creates an “uplift” for others to follow. When you see geese fly in a “V” formation it allows the geese to fly 71% further than if each bird flew alone.

Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier when they are working together.

Fact: One of the reasons geese honk is […]

Transitioning to Autumn

By |September 17th, 2016|

Transitioning to Autumn
With autumn approaching and the beginning of the yin cycle, the energy of plants is moving down into their roots, helping the body become aware of the energy of the season. This season is a time for the body to begin gathering energy for the colder months to come.
The lungs and large intestine are the organs associated with fall. The lungs are responsible for the circulation of Qi (the body’s natural flow and […]

What are Michael Phelps Purple Dots About?

By |August 8th, 2016|

You’ve been watching the Olympics and you notice something.  What are all these round purple marks on Michael Phelps and your other favorite Olympians?

The round circular marks are known as cupping.  Cupping is a form of Ancient Chinese therapy that is utilized for a plethora of ailments.  Most commonly it is used for pain or discomfort and alleviating toxins from the body.  The circular marks you see, known as “cup marks” are an indicator of […]

Why Your Small Intestine Is More Important Than You Realize

By |August 1st, 2016|

The Small Intestine is an organ of summer time. Which means its energy is heightened this time of year. It’s important to nourish and utilize the energy of the Small Intestine especially in the summer.

 

 

 

Physically the Small Intestine is a semi-permeable barrier that plays an important role in digestion. The outer surface of its barrier is composed of a mucous layer and is colonized by beneficial bacteria and elements of the immune system.

 

The Small Intestine […]

How to Have Happy Heart Health

By |July 1st, 2016|

Every day we have an opportunity to make different choices that can support our physical and emotional well-being.

Meditate. Stress is associated with high blood pressure, which can affect the heart. Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance benefiting your emotional and physical well-being, thereby alleviating stress. The benefits of meditation last after your session ends, continuously helping you stay calm throughout your day.

Eat more vegetables and fruits. Increasing these foods by […]

Watermelon in Summer Time!

By |June 21st, 2016|

 

Summer is the perfect time for watermelon consumption. During summer it is the warmest (most Yang) time of the year and cooling foods are recommended to cool the body (nourish your Yin) to stay balanced during this time.

In Chinese medicine watermelon nourishes the heart, kidneys, bladder and stomach. It helps assist the body in clearing heat through the bladder and therefore has a diuretic effect. The phytochemical lycopene is found the highest in watermelon, which […]

The Super Fruit of Asthma

By |May 2nd, 2016|

It’s true… read all about it!

Kiwis have been proven to reverse Asthma!

Thank goodness for all you asthma sufferers.

Asthmatic people typically have frequent low plasma levels, vitamin c and antioxidant levels across the board. Their immune system and lung capacity have a tendency to be compromised, allowing for asthmatic symptoms to occurs.

So how does the kiwi work in healing the body of asthma?  It’s not entirely known by science how and why exactly the kiwi is […]

Allergies and Asthma

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma?

It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with asthma have allergies, while 70% of people between the ages of 16 and 30 have allergies, and 50% of adults over the […]

Germ Warfar

By |September 8th, 2015|

You never have to wonder when the cold and flu season is around the corner. The pharmaceutical industry will be sure that you are reminded of its arrival.  They are depending on you to leave the fate of your health and well being up to the workings of chemical-laden pills and shots rather than the innate power that runs your body and the living world around you.

The reality is that germs don’t make you sick.  Rather, […]

Transitioning to Autumn with Chinese Medicine

By |September 8th, 2015|

With autumn approaching and the beginning of the yin cycle, the energy of plants is moving down into their roots, helping the body become aware of the energy of the season. This season is a time for the body to begin gathering energy for the colder months to come.

The lungs and large intestine are the organs associated with fall. The lungs are responsible for the circulation of Qi (the body’s natural flow and circulation), and […]