For some reason, year after year, in spite of knowing better, we continue to try to cram ridiculous amounts of activities into the 10 weeks of summer. I recognize that there are multiple reasons for this, but from a Chinese medicine standpoint, it is also related to the yang of the season. Yang is an energy that is associated with heat, light, movement, and creativity. By definition, summer has ...Continue Reading →
Welcome to Spring! Are you feeling fussy and anxious, or scattered and lacking focus? Here’s some good news- according to Chinese Medicine, it’s Spring’s fault! Spring is a time of regeneration and renewal, and at its best it’s a time of upward and expansive movement of creativity, planning ...Continue Reading →
By: Rachel Gorman, MAOM, Lic.Ac.
Have you seen the shingles vaccine commercial? As animated nerve cells light up across the screen in what you have to assume is terrible pain, an ominous-voiced narrator says “If you’ve ever had chickenpox, the shingles virus is already inside you.” Every time I see it, I shudder. Hopefully you haven’t had shingles, and if you have then I’m sorry you had to go through ...Continue Reading →
6 Week Series, With Lisa Lopes
By now, most of us have at least heard of some benefits of meditation, such as; improved memory and attention, reduced stress and anxiety, increased energy, awareness, and compassion, boosted immunity to illnesses. In fact, a growing body of research suggests that we can’t afford not to meditate – for our own health and sanity.
Let 2017 be the year that ...Continue Reading →
By Rachel Gorman & Eileen DePaula
Stress is linked to so many health concerns, and I’m sure we’ve all read plenty of articles and studies about it at this point. We are seeing more and more teens with conditions symptomatic of a chronically too-high stress level: anxiety/depression, fatigue, insomnia, poor concentration, digestive problems, migraines and headaches, high blood pressure, and even autoimmune illnesses. I suppose it’s not surprising, considering most ...Continue Reading →
This recipe has been modified to be both delicious and diabetic friendly. The almond flour is low carb, and the sweeteners have a zero glycemic index. These are wonderful!
- 2 Cups almond flour
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon ginger paste fresh grated ginger (or from a jar)
- ¼ cup melted ghee (clarified butter), coconut oil, or grass fed-butter
- 3 Tablespoons Erythritol* (or 1/4 cup of ...
By: Lisa Lopes, Ayurvedic Consultant
Fall is in full swing and the cooler weather is upon us. We will soon start to feel the effects of the colder air on our bodies. As with all living things, we are closely intertwined with nature. According to Ayurveda, an ancient holistic medical practice, all living things are made up of 5 elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Each of these elements ...Continue Reading →
Essential Oils have been used for centuries to support the immune system and to treat a variety of health related conditions. Documented use goes back to the bible, and there are practitioners who only use the biblical oils in their practices.
There are a number of individual oils and blends that are wonderful for the lungs. Some are able to loosen phlegm and open the airways when we have colds ...Continue Reading →
Cup Your Coughs Away: Feel Good, Breathe Easy.
By Rachel Gorman, LAc
With Michael Phelps and many other athletes proudly sporting cupping marks at this summer’s Olympic Games, cupping is more popular than ever. We have more and more patients asking about cupping for ...Continue Reading →
by Rachel Gorman, Lic.Ac.
Traditionally the time to start boosting the immune system is ~3 months before winter (i.e. BEFORE you get sick!), so right now in early fall is a great time to start prepping your body.
In Chinese medicine, each season is associated with 1 of the 5 elements, as well as with a yin/yang pair of the 12 organ systems. The element for Fall is Metal, associated with ...Continue Reading →