Chinese Medicine and Food Therapy for Winter Health

By Korin Owens L.AC, WWW.TCMCLINIC.ORG Food therapy is a very important component of Chinese medicine. The food we eat has a profound effect on our body and thus our health and wellbeing. Chinese dietary philosophy teaches us to live in harmony with the seasons by changing what we eat as the seasons change, as well as the importance of eating foods that are growing in season, locally and without chemicals. In Chinese medicine, winter represents the ultimate yin. This energy is dark, cold, slow and inward. During the winter, it is important to respect this energy by slowing down,...

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Fertility, Pregnancy and Beyond

By Korin Owens, L.AC The benefits of acupuncture and Chinese herbs are not limited to fertility. Both are extremely beneficial during pregnancy, as preparation for labor and delivery, and postpartum. Using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs When couples have infertility problems, they often turn to acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Acupuncture can correct hormonal imbalance, support the endocrine system, influence reproductive organs and affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, which controls ovulation and sperm production. Chinese herbs contain natural energetic substances, which strengthen the reproductive system and improve its function. As the preparation prior to conception is very important, being in the best possible...

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