From Return to Spring: Everything your acupuncturist is too busy to tell you!
If you're considering visiting an acupuncturist or wondering what just happened "under the needle," you might be wondering...
Something's in my soup...
If your TCM doctor sends you home with some very strange-sounding herbs, it's normal to have questions.
Traditional Chinese medicine has its own lingo for describing the way the body works, and it's very different from what you're probably used to. There are lot of words your TCM doc or acupuncturist might use that you've never heard before—Return to Spring looks at all the common ones in depth.
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Traditional Chinese medicine is rich with tried-and-true wisdom you can use to improve your health. TCM's recognition that enjoying good health is a holistic endeavor means that it abounds with knowledge about diet, exercise, thought and emotions, relationships, and much more.
- Traditional Chinese medicine has lots to say about the old adage, "you are what you eat."
- Body and mind are inseparable—what does TCM say about your thoughts and emotions?
- Did you know that exercises like qigong and tai chi share Chinese medicine's understanding of human health?
- Quick, easy, super-simple self-massage is another important facet of TCM's health-improving knowledge
- Does Chinese medicine have anything to say about sleep? Yes!
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Last week Tang Dynasty-era doctor Sun Simiao boarded a celestial time machine and visited the offices of Return to Spring for a chat over tea and crumpets. The doctor famous for declaring it's better to heal illness with food than medicine left us with tons of great advice for staying healthy day to day.
More great interviews full of useful health tips!
Who would have thought bouncing up and down on your toes while rubbing the small of your back is known to improve kidney health in minutes? This gentle exercise is famous for reducing lumbar pain, increasing energy levels, stopping people from getting up in the night to pee, and even improving sexual function. Best of all, it's something anybody can learn.
More potent, easy exercises!
What happens when your Chinese medicine physician sends you home seven little paper bags full of funky-looking dried plants and you forget how you're supposed to cook them? Chuck everything in the microwave? No way! Return to Spring has a page devoted to this question, including a convenient, printable PDF
that'll answer all your questions and help your kitchen smell earthier than ever before!