All About Moxibustion

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that incorporates numerous methods for treating disease and illness. One of the tools found in the toolbox of the TCM practitioner is known as moxibustion.

Moxibustion is a technique that involves the burning of mugwort, known as moxa, which is an herb that facilitates healing. The purpose of moxibustion is to stimulate

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Spleen and Late Summer

The spleen is associated with earth energy in the five element system of Chinese medicine, which correlates with nurturing and caring for others, a taking care of the world approach as so many of us are prone to doing. This is not necessarily in our best interest, if we are giving more than is available or pouring from an empty vessel.


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Nutrition for Heart Health OM Nutrition & Hypertension

Oriental medicine (OM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. OM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavours within most meals with one or two flavours being emphasised for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for hypertension emphasises bitter flavors, sour flavours and energetically-cooling foods.

Oriental medicine theory states the bitter flavour benefits the heart in moderation but

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