Chinese medicine generally cautions against eating too many raw vegetables but the warmer spring weather is a great time to add a few into the diet. With bitter leafy greens to calm the spirit, sour apples and lemon juice to stimulate the liver/gallbladder, and cucumbers to cool and detoxify – this is the perfect salad for this […]
What’s Blooming at DT?
Happy first day of summer! The heat and rain have really made the gardens burst in the past few weeks. In the Daoist Traditions herb garden, we’ve seen a lot of color this season and have several medicinal plants in full bloom. Our lovely Mimosa Tree is in full bloom and the flowers smell amazing! […]
Medicinal Herbs in Your Backyard
Some people think of Chinese herbs as exotic plants grown only in faraway Asia. Many of the plants used in Chinese Herbal Medicine can easily be grown in Western North Carolina, because of the temperate climate, similar to parts of China. Many common medicinal plants are as beautiful as they are useful. For example: Balloon […]
Summer Heat Syndrome: Five Ways to Stay Cool!
We are at the peak of the summer heat and we have to be careful not to overheat. In Chinese Medicine, Summer Heat Syndrome is a disorder associated with exposure to high temperatures and humidity. Symptoms of Summer Heat Syndrome are similar to the Western medical description of heat stroke – excess body heat, red […]
Chinese Medicine Treatments for Nausea
These Chinese medicine treatments can be easily self-administered any time you experience motion sickness or nausea: Pressure Points Acupressure, like acupuncture, works with points along your body’s meridians. Targeting specific points through these meridians can alleviate energy blockage which can be causing illness and pain. Pericardium 6 Pericardium 6, known as the Inner Gate or […]