Chinese Medicine Wisdom
In this video, I discuss the 5-Elements as it relates to how the pandemic is affecting our kids - emotionally and psychologically.
The 5-Elements are a system of correspondences that help us understand the world around us.
As I go through each Element, see if you can identify any signs that resonate with what you're child is going through.
Once you know what is out of balance, then you can use natural remedies like acupressure, AcuPatching™, herbal medicine, energy clearing, etc. to…
As much as we want to prevent our kids from getting sick, they need to get sick then get healthy! That's how our children build a strong immune system. But, that doesn't mean we're powerless to help our kids if they do get sick. Chinese pediatric herbal formulas are another great tool to have in your medicine bag.
Chinese herbal formulas are incredibly safe and effective.
Their safety record far surpasses that of children's Tylenol and OTC cough medicines and pretty much most drugs!
Kids and Needles?
Many kids are leery of needles and naturally want to avoid the pain of a shot or blood draw, which is totally understandable! Fortunately, pediatric acupuncture is completely different than a shot! Because acupuncture needles are so different than hypodermic needles, we call them “taps.”
Taps are hair-fine pediatric needles that create a virtually painless experience.
The term “tap” references the rubbing and tapping that is done to desensitize the point b…
What is the Wood Element?
In the Five Element System, The Wood Element is the most yang. Yang represents active, expansive, light, hot, and outward energy. It's no surprise that Wood corresponds to spring - a time of growth and expansion as seeds sprout, trees and plants grow, and animals give birth to and nurture their young.
Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Wood
The emotion anger is associated with the Wood Element and while many of us think of anger as a bad thing it's actually a normal…
What does stress look like in your life?
Is it too much to do with too little time? Trying to do it all perfectly? Guilt that you're not doing enough? Too little downtime or zero time to yourself? Or perhaps you have toxic people or relationships that zap your energy? An unhealthy work situation? A long commute? No matter what the stress is, we all have it in one form or another.
In Chinese medicine, stress affects the Wood Element first!
I daresay that modern Western culture, with its emphas…
It's so easy to get overwhelmed with all the things that have to been done and schedules that we juggle. To help manage this, every Sunday night I review my schedule and to do list for the week and pick a word or phrase as my mantra to help me find more ease and flow. This week will be very full, so I'm picking the phrase "Be Present" as my reminder to take things one at a time. Feel free to save this photo to your phone and use it to remind you to Pause. Breathe. and Be Present. What's your wor…
In the Five Elements, the energy of the Water Element calls us to go within, to tap into our higher self and our own deeper wisdom. BUT... that does NOT mean we have to go it alone. How will you call in support this week? What can you delegate to lighten your load? Support is there. You simply have to ask!!
Gratitude to Kendra Knight Photography for the gorgeous photo! #5elementway #water #support
Connecting with nature is so powerful - it's like hitting the reset button. All our problems seem smaller when we're immersed in the natural world. This weekend I'm heading to the beach to get my toes in the sand! Last week it was a walk in the woods. Such a great way to recharge! What are your nature plans this weekend? Now is the time to nurture your Water Element! Check and see if yours balanced...
Special thanks to Kendra Knight Photography for the gorgeous photo!!…
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