Intro to the Chinese Five Elements

The Chinese Daoist Five Elements are based on thousands of years of observations of nature, its relationships, and the human body and spirit.  They form one of the foundations of Chinese medicine, which include acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, Qi Gong … Continue reading

Chinese Five Element Personality Types

  This is part of a series of blog posts by Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss L.Ac. on the practical uses of the Chinese Daoist Five Elements and how they can be used as a fun and insightful way for self-reflection.  You … Continue reading

Chinese Lucky Foods

Chinese Lucky Foods by Lillian Bridges: Licensed acupuncturist and leading authority on Chinese face reading and diagnosis Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated by Chinese people around the world.  Here’s a list of lucky foods to eat during the Chinese … Continue reading

The Mother of all Elements

  Rice fields at the base of the Himalayan Mountains in Central Nepal 3-week trek in 2011 LESSONS FROM OUR SPLEEN and Stomach, the organs of the Earth Element Excerpted from Helping Ourselves: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics Organ … Continue reading

Fire/Water Solstice Balance

 By Licensed Acupuncturist Austin Dixon Am I the only one feeling like there is too much happening and too many places to be right now? Probably not. This feeling is typical for this time of year. There is a lot … Continue reading