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Spring recipe | Stir fried chilli scallops with asparagus

By |August 13th, 2018|

A delicious Spring recipe featuring our focus food for the season, the asparagus. Beneath the recipe you may read about the TCM nature of the foods included. This is probably one of my favourite Spring recipes, especially when I feel my immunity is low and I am a bit congested.

  • 15 spears asparagus, trimmed and cut how you like
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6-9 large scallops, intestines removed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 mild […]

Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat uterine fibroids

By |July 10th, 2018|

Uterine Fibroids in Chinese medicine.

By Dr. Ellen Lee, CMD

Below is a discussion on uterine fibroids in Chinese medicine, and how we may use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines to treat them. We will look at what they are, how Chinese medicine describes them, various treatment options and predicted outcomes.

What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine Fibroids (a.k.a. uterine myoma, leioma, fibroma) are benign (non- cancerous) growths of smooth muscle tissues within the uterine walls.

There are four types […]

The Chinese medicine spleen: How is it different?

By |February 6th, 2013|

What and where is the spleen

The spleen sits in the upper left quadrant of your abdomen between your stomach and your diaphragm. The spleen in Chinese medicine bears little resemblance to it’s Western medicine counterpart. It’s function has little to do with digestion and more to do with immunity and cleansing of the blood. It filters the blood and removes any old or damaged blood cells and platelets. It supports […]

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 […]