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Season of Metal
Welcome the season of Autumn! Fall until winter pertains to the Metal element Metal controls the organs of the Lungs & Large Intestine Metal Characteristics: Taste: Spicy/ Pungent Organs: Skin Emotion: Sadness or Grief Metal hates being dry Metal and Chinese Medicine: The functions of the lungs in Chinese medicine are to direct the body's energy downward. If the lungs are weak, Qi cannot descend. Pathologies from Lung Qi not descending can be the feeling of a tight chest, irr
Meet Your Acupuncturist?
An inside look at Jackie Parra L.Ac and how she came into a life of alternative medicine and using acupuncture.
Overthinking keeping you awake? In Chinese Medicine the Spleen organ is responsible for pensiveness, and is directly affected by poor diet and over work. Pensiveness in the body knots the energy, making normal functions slow down. Signs that your Spleen is weak are: overthinking, craving sugar, weight gain, feeling heavy, muscle weakness, poor memory, difficulty falling asleep, menses pain or irregularity. TCM view of the Spleen In Chinese Medicine the Spleen has a big role i
What Is Acupuncture?
Background: Acupuncture is a 3000 year old medicine, originating from China which was used as their primary treatment for diseases. The theory of acupuncture is shown in old texts that mapped out“meridians” which are channels of energy that run through the body. There are 12 primary channels of energy that run through the body and correspond to different organs including: Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, Sa
"The Root of All Disease"
Gut Health: The gut is often thought of to digest food, churn it, and pass it out. But in Chinese Medicine it is thought that all disease can be started or should we say starts with the health of the digestive system... Here's Why: 80-90% of the immune system lives in the gut! This immune system is compose of billions of microbes and bacteria that fight off disease. The number one way to address a poor immune system and disease is to address gut health. When you hear the term
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