Hayfever And Chinese Medicine As we come into Spring, the sun is starting to shine once more, the trees are beginning to grow their leaves, and flowers are starting to bloom. It’s such a beautiful & joyful time of year, where we start to feel more active and our...
Menopause is the “Second Spring”

Menopause is the “Second Spring”

Menopause is the Second Spring In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), menopause is called the "Second Spring". It represents the renewal of energy and opportunities as there is a shift from fertility and reproduction, to conserving and nourishing the self. In Asia and...

Three Fragrant Herbs

3 Fragrant Herbs These are 3 of the most fragrant herbs in the Materia Medica; Angelica root (Bai Zhi), Chinese mint (Bo He) and patchouli (Huo Xiang).Bai Zhi can open the orifices of the nose and sinuses and alleviate headaches. Bo He assists in opening the orifices...
Rice Congee

Rice Congee

WHATS IS CONGEE? Congee is a traditional Chinese dish of rice that is cooked with much more liquid than usual to achieve a porridge like consistency. It is Asia’s oat porridge equivalent, and also a dish that I personally grew up with, often served for breakfast, at...
Warm food

Warm food

How and what to eat for the changing seasons. Autumn is in full swing now and just like our wardrobe selection changes for the weather, so too must our diet. Why? Because our bodies need to change throughout the seasons, so eating a salad or cold smoothie this time of...
Your Skin

Your Skin

The Gut Your gut/digestive system is the foundation of health. If there is inflammation and immune reactions occurring in the gut, that information is passed out throughout your body and can trigger problems on the skin.Your gut lining and skin are also made up of the...