At this time of year when changing weather patterns can create physical imbalance in our bodies, my patients are always wondering how to prevent and stave off early colds, sinus infections, or the flu. My best advice is to start enhancing your immunity now, while continually nourishing yourself throughout autumn and winter. One of the simplest and most
enjoyable ways to do this is to create your own immunity tea from herbs in your backyard garden, farmers’
market, or even your local park.
In ancient times, hermits and monks carefully studied the cycles of nature in China’s high mountains. Their tradition of spiritual and natural life science came to be known as Tao, which literally translated means 'the natural way.' They experimented
with the best methods for achieving balance, and their studies ultimately led them to the use of herbs. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that our bodies and spirit
have the innate ability to avert illness and heal ourselves, if given the proper nourishment.
The number of people who suffer stomach or intestine dysfunction or have a hard time eating regular meals because of stomach discomfort is on the rise. In most of these cases, strong aches and
sharp pains are evident immediately after a meal. And this is the main reason why people with this
condition so often skip meals.
Q:Is there some kind of self-massage technique I can do to warm up my hands and feet? Are there herbs that can help improve my circulation?
A: Limbs get cold when blood vessels constrict or become obstructed; Chinese medicine considers coldness of the body to be a diminished flow of fire energy. While massaging the cold areas can help increase blood flow and warmth, you will get more powerful results with a self-healing technique called
acupressure. Acupressure is the art of stimulating energy points using your own fingers.
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