In Chinese medicine, we look at nature for insight with forever changing abilities for energetic momentum.The deep unknown, cold, and stillness of winter has to happen before spring can begin to sprout. It’s a long awaited change that is expected but unpredictable. Spring is the perfect time to stop procrastinating and move upward with expansive creativity. Just like the newly formed buds on the trees doubling size along with the birds chirping, nature gives expression of renewal.
Grab a pear for lung health! Most of Northern California is currently inundated with smoke from the fires. The smoke has caused air quality in the Bay Area to reach unhealthy levels as bad as Beijing. In Chinese Medicine certain foods can be eaten to balance certain internal organs. Pear is one of the foods that can help lung function.
Traditional Chinese Medicine cupping has been gaining popularity in the news this past week — you may have seen many US olympics athletes with purple cupping marks on their back and shoulders. They are using cupping therapy to speed up their recovery time after performing. But the therapy is hardly new to Chinese medicine, and has been used for thousands of years. Sometimes it takes a little popular culture to remind us of ancient ways of healing!