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Combating Cold-Damp Pain in the Winter

OH MY ACHING BODY: The expression “where there is pain there is stagnation” implies that any time there is pain there is some kind of blockage of flow of qi and blood. Of the many factors that may contribute to orthopedic or pain disorders, weather is one of the most common. When the body is … Continued

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Winter Wind and Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Chinese Medicine emphasizes the benefits of living in harmony with our environment and its cycles. Winter with its coldness and increased darkness encourages us to go inward, slow down, to give ourselves time to reflect and replenish our energy and conserve our strength.   ‘TIS THE SEASON: Winter is commonly a time of colds and … Continued

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Warm Tea, Pure Heart

We so often hear about the health benefits of drinking tea, but we don’t usually think about the healing benefits of sharing tea with others. Consider the simple pleasure in making a cup of tea for someone or the comfort of talking and sharing with friends over tea (or your beverage of choice). I have … Continued

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