Ensuring a Healthy Autumn

This is a info sheet that I translated from my Chinese medicine doctor on how to stay healthy during the fall. Ensuring a Healthy Autumn ~ 秋季养生与药食 As summer turns to fall, heat gives way to autumn breezes, and the temperature difference between day and night becomes...
Introduction to Ayurveda

Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda, separated into its component parts “ayur” and “veda” means ‘life science,’ respectively.  “Veda” also means ‘knowledge of everything’ and Vedas are the ancient Sanskrit texts.  Ayurveda is the...
Ayurveda–Option 1: Jiva

Ayurveda–Option 1: Jiva

Note: Today I’m detouring from the TCM Weight Loss series, and even from TCM in general. TCM will return next time. As I mentioned in this post, a family friend, Francine, suggested I contact Jiva about their Ayurveda training programs. And I contacted them, but...
More Reasons to Love Vinegar

More Reasons to Love Vinegar

(Note: Today, I’m taking a break from the TCM weight-loss series. It’ll be back soon–don’t worry!) The Chinese sure love their vinegar–see the picture how many different kinds of vinegar we had in our house alone!  And for good reason...

Glossary

Glossary Acupuncture – A application of TCM which inserts needles on very specific points of the body to treat and heal. Wikipedia Cupping 拔火罐 – Ba Huo Guan – Alternatively called fire cupping, a form of TCM in which glass or sometimes bamboo cups...