I spent much of my childhood in the water. My father was world-class swimmer as a young man and as a result, he made sure that his kids could swim, and swim well. We had a pool in our yard, and every summer, some part of each day was spent in the water. On good days, most of my time was spent in the water. I remember exploring every nook and corner of the pool–from the dime embedded in the concrete in the shallow . . . → Read More: The Importance of Water in Chinese Medicine
It’s been a long day and you’re tired. You’re ready for bed and catching eight hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep. But as soon as your head makes contact with the pillow, your mind comes alive. And not just alive, but it’s racing like you just had a triple shot of espresso. You start rehashing the day, the year, your life, and every item that was ever on your To Do list. You go over the day’s interactions, reworking what you should have said. You . . . → Read More: The Yin and Yang of Sleep
I hate to wait. Put me in a line that’s more than three people long, and I am the person tapping my toe and muttering about poor service. I rarely order stuff online, because I want it now. And don’t even think about putting me on hold. So it’s very interesting that I am attracted to and practice Chinese medicine–a system of healing that is essentially…slow.
If you are looking for a quick fix, Chinese medicine is not for you. It is usually not . . . → Read More: Acupuncture is Slow Medicine