Chinese medicine and acupuncture blog

Chinese medicine dietary advice for tiredness and lethargy.

By |June 19th, 2010|

In todays fast paced society it isn’t hard to become run down. Most of us work far more than we play (or relax), we eat on the run, we don’t sleep enough, our jobs are high pressure, and we just have too much on our plate.

Before long we begin to feel we don’t have enough energy to make it through the day, our skin becomes pale, our digestion becomes problematic, we lose the desire to […]

Beating the common cold and flu with Chinese medicine

By |June 19th, 2010|

The common cold is an acute viral infection generally affecting the upper respiratory tract. It is the most common disease in humans, and is the highest cause for time away from school or work. Symptoms include fever and/or chills, muscle aches and pains, stiff neck, headache, nasal discharge and fever. It is generally of short duration but can cause complications in the very young, very old and the very weak. People are most vulnerable to […]

Chinese medicine dietary advice – Autumn foods

By |March 12th, 2010|

Autumn traditionally is the season of harvest. Our bodies begin to harvest and gather energy for the colder months and moving it down. Yang which is dominant in summer starts giving way to yin which is dominant in winter. Autumn is the season for clearing any excess heat from the body, and then start warming it from the inside in preparation for the colder months. This may sound contradictory, but summer heat saps strength, whereas […]

Chinese medicine dietary advice: foods to eat in Summer

By |November 21st, 2009|

Summer is full of heat. The environment is hot, and the body is hot. Signs of excessive heat can include a red face, red tongue with maybe a yellow coat, heat exhaustion, fever, skin eruptions, nose bleeds, constipation, excessive dreaming, and restlessness.

Foods to be aware of during Summer
Red meat and chicken can increase internal heat so avoid over consumption in Summer. Zucchini, citrus fruits, soy products, kelp, white or green vegetables are good for clearing […]