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Earth Season

Summer is winding down, which in Chinese medicine means that the intensity and dynamism of the fire season will soon give way to the earth time of year. Chinese medicine tradition parts ways from our four season model to accommodate a fifth season – otherwise known as the earth season or indian summer, that period […]

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Chinese Body Clock

As an acupuncturist, I ask my patients a lot of questions about their symptoms. A lot. Probably an annoying number of questions, but for good reason. Beyond wanting to know the quality, intensity, duration, and triggers of their symptoms, I always probe into timing and frequency, my wheels turning as to the potential contribution of […]

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Acupuncture & Weight Loss: Part 2

In the last post, I bludgeoned you with scientific research on the ways in which acupuncture regulates weight from an inflammatory, neuroendocrine, and metabolic perspective. Yah, yah, science. Cool, got it. So let’s now move on to the good stuff – what Chinese Medicine teaches us about weight loss. Not to be a total square, but […]

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