More often than not, when someone talks about calories it’s because they’re trying to lose weight. However, in the world of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, the idea of caloric content doesn’t really come into play. Instead, what you eat is all about gaining energy–not about weight loss.
It’s not uncommon to see patients in my acupuncture clinic who are struggling with poor energy. Some sleep well, but wake up tired. Some wear out over the course of the day, others fluctuate during the day, and . . . → Read More: Calories, Energy, and Chinese Medicine
I have certain articles of clothing in my closet that shrink every winter. They fit me when I wore them the previous summer, but after a long winter, during that first whiff of spring when the sun beckons me to wear something other than corduroy or fleece, every pair of shorts I own have betrayed me by not getting past my hips.
Okay, I admit that I have a hand in this, and while it seems unlikely to have happened to me (!) the . . . → Read More: My Twenty Best Weight Loss Tips
Using Chinese herbs doesn’t have to be confusing. You can tap into their incredible healing powers just by pushing your cart through the grocery store because many Chinese herbs are also foods. Here are twenty that are awesome, accessible, and effective:
-Ginger. Yum! This warm herb is incredibly effective for nausea and vomiting. It’s frequently used by people undergoing chemotherapy to control nausea. Ginger can also stop a cough, and can fight off a cold in its early stages. The papery skin of the ginger . . . → Read More: Twenty Awesome Chinese Herbs You Can Find at the Grocery Store