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Archive for The 5 Elements

5 Ways to Make the 2018 Earth Dog Year your Best Friend.

Happy Chinese New Year! Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! 新年快乐 Based on the lunar calendar, the new moon determines the date of the New Year: Feb 16th marks the first day of the Year of the Earth Dog. Most interesting about this year is that it…

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Tips to Thrive in Year of the Fire Rooster.

Happy Lunar Year of the Fire Rooster! This year is known as the Year of the Red Rooster. I know what you may be thinking… “Wasn’t last year the year of the fire monkey? Oh no, not another ‘fire year’!” Yes, it’s going to be…

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Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey: What does it mean for you?

Happy Year of the Fire Monkey! Chinese New Year 2016 starts:  Monday, February 8th There are few combinations that will make for a more interesting year than that of the Fire element with the Monkey. Expect the unexpected. Growth, innovation, discoveries and advances in science are guaranteed this…

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Five Healthy Winter Breakfast Ideas

5 Healthy Breakfasts Perfect for Winter By: Blaise T. Ryan, R.TCMP, R.Ac Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist Inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ancestral Nutrition. 1. 10-Min Oatmeal with Chia Seeds, Hemp Hearts & Maple Syrup (Dairy-Free) This quick and easy breakfast is as…

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6 Tips to Nourish the Spleen in the Long-Summer

“The Long-Summer corresponds to the Spleen & Stomach and the element of Earth” – Traditional Chinese Medicine Fundamentals The Spleen builds the Qi and the Blood. It supports the Immune System. The 5 Element System includes a fifth season that we know in the West…

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Chinese Year of the Wood Sheep 2015

Happy Chinese New Year of the Wood Sheep! This year’s mantra is “Stability” It’s the year of the Ram, no the Sheep, no wait, it’s the Year of the Goat! Actually, it’s the year of all three because in Chinese the character is the same…

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Acupuncture for Seasonal Transitions

(FRANÇAIS ci-dessous) … Seasonal transitions are not always easy for even the healthiest of people.  Especially this time of year when the days are getting shorter, Vitamin D is in short supply and our bodies shirk away from the cold winds of winter. Traditional Chinese medicine…

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