Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Middle Burner

The Middle Burner

What is the middle burner? The middle burner in Chinese Medicine is the heart of the digestive system. A vivid image of the middle burner is a wood-burning stove that heats a house. Digestion is the stove, and food is the...

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Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground

I am sitting in a private room, my tongue sticking out, as two pairs of inquisitive eyes peer into my mouth. “Aah, yes …” acupuncturists Stephanie Gianarelli, L.Ac., and Margot Voorhies, L.Ac., say in unison, pulling back simultaneously. Then, they...

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Cold and Flu Season is Breathing Down our Necks!

Cold and Flu Season is Breathing Down our Necks!

According to Chinese medical theory, cold and flu viruses are abundant in the air we breathe and the “wind” blowing into our nose and mouth may drive the pathogen deep into the body. Once inside the body, the cold/flu virus...

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