by Erin Kumpf In Chinese theory, the passing of seasons is a reflection of the oscillation and interchanging of yin and yang: from the utmost yang (the brightness and heat of mid summer) to the utmost yin (the quiet, inward, solitude of winter.) We are now deep into to winter. Energetically, winter is associated with slowing down, of storage, and
Tips to Keep Your Lungs Clear and Your Intestines Happy During Autumn (includes a simple recipe to support Lung Health)
By Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M. “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.” ~ Lao Tzu Cool, crisp mornings, cornucopias of red, orange and yellow hues, all things pumpkin and a reluctant acceptance of shorter days and longer nights. Welcome, autumn. Its been a while since we’ve seen
Written by Erin Kumpf http://www.erinkumpf.com/ Adios Summer! We’ve had a great run these past few months — enjoying the plethora of activity, the joyous days and social nights, the (sometimes overly sweltering) heat and nourishing sun. Now we get to slow down and enjoy the fruits of our combined labor. The sunlight is starting to wane, a golden yellow hue
by Erin Kumpf Mmmm…there is nothing like waking up after a good night’s sleep, right? That refreshed, ready-to-conquer-the-world feeling that propels us into the day with gusto. Well, that is a dwindling luxury that most of us cannot afford due to normal life circumstances: a demanding job, a late-night feeding for your newborn, or a task list a mile long
Did you know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 1 out of every 10 people?  Yes, it’s true. And, did you know that there is no diagnostic test for IBS? That is a condition diagnosed by certain signs and symptoms and based on exclusion?  Yes, that is also true! There is also no single cure or treatment
by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.
by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac “The Compassionate Sage acts on that aspect of our lives that is distinctly human. It affects what the Chinese call “Shen” or Spirit. The Spirit is what is outgoing, advancing, and connects to life; it centers us and allows us to reach out. It allows affinity and clarity, and when it’s not nourished properly we can become scattered and