9 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Kidneys

Your kidneys, in TCM… Hold your fear and insecurity. And also your motivation and willpower! Connect to your ears. Poor hearing? Tinnitus? Your kidneys need a boost. Support your bones and teeth. Osteoporosis? Weak chompers? Time to get some kidney support. Reveal their health in your head hair. Suffering with alopecia? Want lustrous locks? Nourish…

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Lungs

Your lungs in TCM… Hold the energy of sadness, grief, and guilt. Connect to your nose. Nasal congestion? Loss of smell? Sneezing? Your lungs are under functioning. Reveal their health in your skin. Want clear, smooth, supple skin? Be good to your your lungs. And get some facial cupping! Learn more about the benefits here….

Want to Naturally Increase Your Lactation?

If you’re stressed because you need to produce more breast milk, take heart. You’ve found the help you need. First, let’s look at the causes of insufficient lactation. Why Your Breast Milk Isn’t Flowing Blood deficiency is the most common reason (this is not the same as anemia, though they often occur simultaneously), combined with…

3 Cool Things Advanced Imaging Shows about Acupuncture Points

At last, scientific evidence to back up 5000 years of TCM wisdom! For years skeptics have questioned whether acupuncture was anything more than quackery. Well, here’s what CT scans have revealed when comparing acupuncture points (in their organic state, without being needled) compared with non-acupuncture points in surrounding tissues. Acupuncture points have: much higher partial…

Your Insider Tip for Easing Anxiety

You’re successful. You’re driven. You get sh*t done. You keep it together… No one at work would ever imagine just how anxious you are, underneath it all. Imagine yourself gliding out of bed in the morning, calm and happy. Steady, even in the face of all the things you need to get done, and all…

Bloated Before Your Period?

Do these 4 things to get back into your regular pants again Are mumu dresses and/or elasticized waistbands the only comfortable thing for you to wear during PMS? Good news! Treat your liver and spleen right, and you’ll have the best menstrual cycles ever. Stress and other factors can make your liver Qi stagnant, and…

Your Second Spring: Making the Most of Menopause

Whether you’ve been dreading it or longing for it, TCM considers menopause an important and valuable shift in your life, both physically and spiritually. Your menstrual cycle results from your heart energy descending to the kidneys to produce either your period or a baby. So for about 40 years of your life, a large portion…

Do You Know How to Align Yourself with the 5th Season of the Year?

Yup! 5 seasons, not 4! It’s short, but powerful, and pivotal. Late summer, which lasts from late August to Autumn Equinox (which is Sept 22 this year, in case you were wondering), belongs to the Earth element. This brief season marks the beginning of the transition from spring and summer’s yang energy – which is…

4 Tips on How to Make Healthy Habits Stick

1. Start small. Pick on new habit at a time and commit to it. Trying to change too many things at once is destined for failure. 2. Just 1min/day! Do your new habit (or the first part of your new habit) for one minute, every day. As the habit becomes more established, increase your time…

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Heart

According to TCM theory, your heart… Holds the energy of over-excitement, over-stimulation, and manic thinking when weak. Connects to your tongue. Cankers on your tongue? Speech problems? Your heart energy is out of balance. Reveals its health in your complexion/face. Want to freshen up your complexion and reduce baggy eyes? Learn how here. Houses your…

Do These 5 Things to Get Better Sleep

You Work Hard. You Deserve to Sleep Hard. Ditch caffeine. Coffee, tea, and dark chocolate all have caffeine in them, which interferes with your adenosine receptors. That means that you’re tricking your brain into staying awake even though your body is tired. (Trust me, I KNOW how hard it is to quit coffee. It used…