Chinese Medicine

How to Preserve and Persevere in the Winter Months

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

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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

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THE ABC’zzzz ON SLEEP

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

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