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It’s Springtime! Time to Burst Forth!

It’s Springtime! Time to Burst Forth!

Springtime Healthy Food Spring has sprung! If your liver chi hasn't as well it's really unpleasant for you and everyone around you. This is the time of year to do some spring cleaning in your body, particularly your liver. This does NOT mean an intense liver cleanse....

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Acupuncture Insurance Coverage

Acupuncture Insurance Coverage FAQs Do Covered California insurance plans include acupuncture benefits? Yes. Covered California has listed acupuncture as an essential health benefit so all individual and small group health plans will include acupuncture coverage for...

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Chai Tea Recipe: A Winter Warmer

Chai Tea Recipe: A Winter Warmer

Chai Tea Benefits - Why Drink Chai Tea? Even though Chai is a known health beverage from India, the energetic qualities can be broken down using the lens of Chinese Medicine. The main four ingredients are  Ginger, Cardamom, Clove and Cinnamon.  According to Chinese...

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Inside Chi & The Energetics of Beer

Inside Chi & The Energetics of Beer

Beer is a refreshing & enjoyable beverage because it has an elegant way of moving the body’s energy, which is governed by the liver. Once the liver chi moves euphoria follows.

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3 GI Survival Tips for Thanksgiving

3 GI Survival Tips for Thanksgiving

Americans enjoy a bit of excess on Thanksgiving. Intermittent excess is important for maintaining a dynamic balance, especially if followed by deep rest. To paraphrase some sage Chinese Medicine wisdom, “Things are bound to get out of balance once in a while, might as well enjoy it.”

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It’s Pumpkin Time! Healthy Food For Late Summer

It’s Pumpkin Time! Healthy Food For Late Summer

There’s a bit of a snap in the air. Coffee shops are peddling pumpkin flavored lattes. A rainbow of squash is appearing at the farmers’ market. It is late summer. It is time to harvest. Time to gather resources to prepare for winter.

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Heat or Ice in the first 24 hrs of an injury?

Heat or Ice in the first 24 hrs of an injury?

One of the most common and detrimental misconceptions about healing a traumatic injury is the practice of using heat within the first 48 hrs. While heat is beneficial for later healing stages, heat in the acute inflammatory stage is like adding gasoline to the fire.

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