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Food as Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Best Kept Secret

Daily food choices can make the difference between sickness and health. Much can be learned from the extensive body of Chinese medicine knowledge regarding the therapeutic nature of food. Largely based on the Law of the Five Elements and Yin Yang Theory, food is classified according to its energetic quality such as flavor, taste, color, thermal nature, and vital organ it nourishes. Customized dietary recommendations are made based on this knowledge according to presenting symptoms and constitution; providing super nutrition to help re-claim and maintain maximum health and balance in life. Cooking, baking and drying food preparation methods transforms a raw food that is classified as Yin (cold and wet) into a food that is more Yang (hot and dry). A fundamental Chinese dietary rule is to...

Chinese Medicine and Power of a Happy Heart

Chinese Medicine and Power of a Happy Heart

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & CH According to Five Element Theory, joy is the positive emotion of the heart, whereas sadness or lack of joy is negative. Experiencing joy in daily life is nourishing to the heart as well as a state of being that is highly desirable on many levels. Such joy is exemplified by a forward-arched chest, spring in one’s step, and ease with laughter combined with kind, loving interaction with self and others. Its attainment is derived through establishing balanced energy within the heart organ system, the cornerstone of Chinese medicine treatments directed toward heart health and emotional balance. Chinese medicine Chinese medicine teaches that the heart stores the Shen, also known as spirit. Shen health leads to clear consciousness, intention,...

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Weight Loss: 7 Ways to Lose Weight

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbs to lose Weight: 7 Ways to Lose Weight

Weight for Chinese Medicine By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac & CH Chinese medicine can be of help to the millions of Americans struggling with their weight, due to how it identifies and rectifies the deeper underlying root causes of this important issue. Regardless of whether it is a matter of excessive or deficient weight, Chinese medicine works to bring the body back into balance. It establishes healing from “the inside out,” while forging a solid connection between the mind and body. As a holistic approach to weight management, Chinese medicine activates the energetics of the stomach, spleen, liver, kidney, heart, large intestine, and small intestine organ systems. It provides a multifaceted approach that addresses the body, mind, emotions, energetic and spiritual components of an individual....

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

How to Treat Allergies with Chinese Medicine

Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CH The predominant Chinese medicine view of disease is that illness is caused by an imbalance in the flow of qi, also known as vital energy. Allergies stem from the same, yet specifically involving a qi blockage of the nose and sinuses and referred to as bi yuan, which translates as “nose pool.” Allergies are said to occur when wei qi (defensive Qi) is weak and not able to protect the body from invasion of the external pernicious factor of the “evil wind.” Instead, wind enters the upper body bringing dampness in the form of a runny nose and congestion, and heat symptoms in the form of itchy eyes. Chinese Medicine diagnosis for allergies is thus described as a...