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Chinese Medicine for a Healthy San Diego Summer

In TCM, every season is associated with an element: Fire, wood, earth, metal and water. Summer is related to the fire element which is full of yang energy, representing high activity. Summer is the best time for activities and movement and is the time of the year that we are the most active and assertive. 

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Healthy Eating from Early to Late Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason,

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Five Acupuncture Points for Indian Summer

Fun Fact: TCM actually acknowledges 5 seasons- not 4!  What we refer to as an “Indian Summer” is actually season from the perspective of Chinese Medicine.  There are also organs and acupuncture points that are specifically related to this special time of year.

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Herbal Formulas for Summer

Summer in San Diego can mean a lot of great things but it can also bring on overheating, sunburn and even depression for some people. TCM has some unique ways of treating these. 

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Five Acupuncture Points for Summer

Summer in San Diego can be a bit confusing.  Our nice weather makes it feel like summer or spring almost all year long but it really comes down to daylight hours.  TCM equates long days with abundant outward energy and there are acupuncture points that help our bodies better adjust to theres seasonal changes.

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