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4 Tips for an Energizing, Joyful Summer

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity. In nature, everything is at its peak growth during the summer, so TCM sees our energy as its most active and exuberant. Summer is the time of

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Healthy Eating from Early to Late Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason,

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Five Acupuncture Points for Indian Summer

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Acupuncture is part of a medical system that dates back nearly 3,500 years. This medical system is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. It acknowledges not four but five seasons. The fifth season, Indian Summer, occurs in late August through mid-September. Each season in Traditional Chinese Medicine has a pair of organs or energetic

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Herbal Formulas and Acupuncture for Summer

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Summer. The word alone stirs up thoughts of campfires, flip flops, popsicles, swimming and long sunny days. However, for many people it also means sunburns, mosquito bites and excessive sweating. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to deal with all of these issues. Sipping on some refreshing lemonade or munching on a slice of watermelon are some

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Five Acupuncture Points for Summer

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Summer is a season of abundant energy and light, long days, pool parties, ice cream and lemonade. Acupuncturists recognize summer as the time of year that has the utmost yang and therefore the element associated with summer is fire. In acupuncture, there are specific energetic pathways related to each season and element. For the season of

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