organ systems

February 2019

Dandelion: Detox with This Yellow Charmer

2019-04-12T22:47:20-05:00Categories: cleanse + detox, herbs, organ systems, tcm|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Dandelion: Detox with This Yellow Charmer Next time you’re in a wide open field, pasture or meadow dotted with beautiful yellow dandelions, know that these prolific little delights are not only beautiful, but packed with nutrition and offer a host of healthy benefits. Let’s explore this amazing flower. Dandelions are known as Pu Gong Ying [...]

Boost it With Ginseng

2019-04-12T23:01:58-05:00Categories: herbs, organ systems, tcm|Tags: |

Boost it With Ginseng Ginseng is said to resemble a human body in shape, and it has been used for years in Asia. Recently, it has become a popular item in Western culture. Many claims about this root have been advertised, such as its reputation for extending longevity and its use for stamina and endurance. [...]

September 2018

Patient Help Sheet – Respiratory Issues

2019-04-12T23:29:59-05:00Categories: herbs, nutrition, organ systems, seasons, tcm|

Patient Help Sheet – Respiratory Issues Our lungs are incredibly important. Without properly functioning lungs, we cease to exist. In the United States alone, nearly 200,000 people die every year from forms of respiratory disease. Respiratory diseases include both acute and chronic conditions, everything from the flu to emphysema. While many of these ailments can [...]

Lungs: Emotional Care and Feeding

2019-04-12T23:26:34-05:00Categories: cleanse + detox, emotional health, nutrition, organ systems, seasons|

Lungs: Emotional Care and Feeding The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. The lung season is autumn. This is a good time to protect the lungs from [...]

Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs

2019-05-01T17:05:45-05:00Categories: emotional health, organ systems, seasons, tcm|

Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of [...]

July 2018

5 Acupuncture Points for Late Summer

2019-04-13T09:45:13-05:00Categories: acupuncture, organ systems, seasons, tcm|

5 Acupuncture Points for Late Summer Acupuncture is part of a medical system that dates back nearly 3,500 years. This medical system is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. TCM acknowledges not four but five seasons. The fifth season, Late Summer, occurs August through mid-September. Each season in TCM has a pair of organs [...]

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