Tag Archives: herbs

Tag Archives: herbs

Side benefits of Acupuncture

Of course most of you are coming here for pain. But did you know there are also the following side benefits of acupuncture: -Relaxation (dopamine, seratonin, and endorphins) -Improved life flow (sometimes called luck or fortune) -Good prep for surgeries and procedures -Flushing of bad negativity and introduction of new (held back) opportunities -Release of […]

Dealing with Summerdamp-heat

So you made it through Sumemrdamp without getting “Sudden Turmoil” (out both ends)?Then you made it through Summerheat (thank God for Memorial Day).But now… what the heck is this? Both together!? And next up is Summerfire? And you already know what that will be like… heat index of 110 F?!?! WTH!?!? Nature has provided herbal […]

5 Element Diet Series – part 3

So, putting it all together, the names, colors/flavors, and properties… what we have a complex enough means to control our diet, but simple.Tonifiers: red, brown, orange, black, gray, purple, sweet, saltyDrainers: yellow, green, white, bitter, bland, pungent, aromaticNeutral: blue, sour, umami, spicy In order to nourish a particular organ, say the Kidneys, then you can […]

5 Element Diet Series – part 1

In a previous post, we discussed the OWNERS and HEALTH acronyms. Under N, we discussed briefly the concept of a “5 Element Diet” Fire – Heart/Small Intestine – Spicy – Red Earth – Spleen/Stomach – Sweet – Yellow & Orange Metal – Lung/Colon – Bitter – White & Gray Water – Kidney/bladder – Salty – […]


There are 6 different kinds of TCM headache disorders, caused by 5 different vectors. Also there are issues like Migraine which belong to Bi Tong (painful obstructions), or tension headaches which belong to disorders of the channels. You have headaches? The good news is TCM treats all of them fairly well. Effecting a cure for […]

Pain, Parasites, and Toxin

Pain is usually: physical (chronic or acute trauma), psychosomatic, referral, or undefined. Undefined pain needs a long discourse of its own. But separately there are two categories, Du (toxin) and Gu (parasite syndrome) which are under-diagnosed everywhere. Du is like rust on your truck. It crawls underneath the paint and spreads, getting everywhere. It is […]