It’s no secret that as people start to sense the arrival of spring, they go a little nuts. As an acupuncturist, I believe there’s a physical reason for that
There are lots of ideas about what it means to be a modern parent, and a modern mama especially. Should I work? How much? Can I afford to stay home? What are the costs of being away? How long do I breast feed? Is co-sleeping weird? Will I be able to do this?
I’m not saying we should expect natural medicine not to work. It should work. We just shouldn’t expect it to behave and feel like biomedicine, because it doesn’t and it won’t.
It can be a shift in thinking for people to consider herbs – something they typically use “just” for seasoning – as medicine. As is often the case, we can recognize the potential of these things if we consider what happens when we overdo it.
We agree that concurrent improvement of knee pain and libido is amazing, but we don’t think it’s unexpected. (That may sound paradoxical, but such amazement/lack of surprise happen often. Sunrise and sunset are amazing and expected.)
I’d wager that of all the self-care tips we give people throughout their course of treatment, implementing a hot breakfast strategy at home is the most permeating. Its influence is vast because the belly has long arms.
What we eat and how we eat it greatly influence how we feel. Understanding the process and preferences of your digestive system will help you to get the most nourishment from your food. In Chinese medicine, dietary therapy is often considered the first step of treating disease.
In autumn, the growing things of summer drift into a trance of dryness until they eventually wither onto the ground. They hang out there a while and seem to gradually melt into the earth. That’s called composting. Similarly, the residue of our experience can enrich our lives… if we properly manage the rotting process.