Now that Summer is drawing to a close, days are shorter and nights are cooler. The Fire element/heart, also known as the ultimate yang, moves consciously into the yin. In Autumn, we pay close attention to purging, hydrating, and nurturing our minds and bodies.
Finally CBD is being recognized for its healing benefits. 16th St Acupuncture has been selling it for months and we can't keep it on the shelves. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive (you don't get high) component of the hemp and marijuana plant.
The iliopsoas muscle (commonly called ‘psoas,’ pronounced SO-as) is an often-overlooked muscle involved in conditions of lower back and hip pain. It can be tricky to diagnose problems in the psoas muscle due to the fact that it serves many functions, often causes pain, and is relatively inaccessible
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the face is the map of the soul, a mirror to the outside world that projects our inner self. Your body is interconnected, like all living things. What affects your physical self is a series of meridians. Energy flows to and from the organs in the body along these pathways in a bio-electrical and vibrational way.
How does taking out all animal products from your diet affect your body and your environment? We dug into the research, as well as the principles of Chinese Medicine, to find out more about plant based living.
Summer is here!! The summer solstice last Thursday marked the longest day of the year, and has been commonly referred to as the ‘beginning’ of summer. But did you know that summer has already been happening?? Right under our noses, for the past month and a half. Allow me to explain…
Sleep is one of the most important things that we can do to keep ourselves healthy, yet many of us do not get a good night’s sleep often enough. A CDC survey showed that more than 35 percent of Americans do not sleep the recommended 8 hours on a regular basis.
The practice of using Chinese herbs to treat modern diseases is alive and well in the U.S. as more and more people are drawn to using natural remedies as opposed to synthetic drugs. So this begs the question, what exactly is Chinese Herbal Medicine??
our body is a trendy nightclub suddenly deluged by an unwanted invasion of the bridge and tunnel crowd. Larger, undigested food molecules -along with equally disgusting grossness such as yeast and other waste toxins-jump the velvet rope straight into Club Bloodstream and wreak havoc.
Spring is the Wood Element, governing Yang Qi Liver energy and gallbladder medians. Imbalance can cause disruption in the body, including sprains, sciatica, hip pain and headaches.