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Basically we are animals. We are part of nature and our lives should be in harmony with the turning of the seasons. We can learn a lot by observing what is happening outside. Think about the inherent wisdom of animals and how they build up their reserves in the fall to get through the winter – the squirrel
Thanks to the modern miracle of Western medicine there are imaging tests that allow us to see the bones and assess if a person has osteoporosis. And thanks to the holistic methods of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there are many potent tools to help us build healthy bones.
If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis
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,
Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional
Next time you’re in a wide open field, pasture or meadow dotted with beautiful yellow dandelions, know that these prolific little delights are not only beautiful, but packed with nutrition and offer a host of healthy benefits. Let’s explore this amazing flower.