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Summer Soup Recipe

While you may think it’s more appropriate for colder months, sipping a warm soup in Summer can help the body stay hydrated and also induce gentle perspiration to keep the body cool. You can add slightly cooling (in nature, not temperature) foods and herbs to balance the warm temperature of the soup.   This simple summer […]

The Spleen and Stomach According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Spleen and Stomach are related to that elusive fifth season of Late Summer. TCM, the Five Elements and Late Summer The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically […]

The Heart and Small Intestine According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Heart and Small Intestine are related to the Season of Summer. TCM, the Five Elements and Summer The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to symptomatology, […]

The Liver and Gallbladder according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Liver and Gallbladder are related to the Season of Spring. TCM, the Five Elements and the Liver The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to symptomatology, […]

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