Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) recognizes Late Summer as an independent season with its own unique energy. This fifth season begins around the third week of August and runs through the Fall Equinox. Late Summer bridges the gap between the expansive growth and activity of spring/summer (Yang energy) and the more inward and still energies of fall/winter (Yin energy).Read More›
Following the introspective days of winter, spring ushers forth a time of movement, growth, and regeneration. As nature begins to awaken and blossom around us, we must also align ourselves with the bright energy of spring and make a fresh start.Read More›
The Chinese New Year falls on February 12 this year, marking the beginning of the transition into a new cycle of the Chinese zodiac. It is time to bid farewell to the Year of the Rat and move forward into the Year of the Ox.
More commonly referred to as the Spring Festival in China, the Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new lunar year and the beginning of spring.Read More›
In traditional Chinese medicine, the natural world is observed as moving through predictable cyclical formations, reflected within all beings and environments. After the autumn harvest is exhausted and the leaves have fallen from the trees, wintertime becomes one of retreat and restoration. Nature returns to her dark depths to replenish her strength, preparing for new growth in the springtime. We could do well to follow nature’s lead, using this time to build vitality through proper rest and reflection in the months of winter.Read More›
Chinese Medicine teaches us that optimum health comes with being in total harmony with the cycles of nature, so with each new season, it’s important to adapt your lifestyle in order to deeply align with the healing energies each season has to offer.
Summer wellness is important because according to Chinese medicine, this is the time we restore the reserves that keep us healthy and strong all through the winter months. If you suffer from frequent colds and winter blues, now is the time to invest in your health, and it may be easier than you think.Read More›
Having a cold is no fun, however, there are plenty of natural cold remedies and tips that will nip a cold in the bud, or make it less severe and speed up the healing process. It’s a good idea to have these remedies on hand so you can begin treating your cold as soon as you feel like you might be getting sick.Read More›
Spring in traditional Chinese medicine is seen as a time of creativity, growth, and renewal. This energy is palpable as the days get brighter and the flora and fauna around us awaken from the quietude of winter. Our health and well-being are profoundly entwined with the cycles of nature. We are our healthiest when we are in deep harmony with these cycles, so as the season changes it is important to connect with nature and attune to what it is teaching us. In this time the seeds of change we have planted over the year will begin blossoming so prepare the garden of your mind and body with our spring wellness tips.Read More›
Many clients come to Arogya perplexed by a health issue. “I exercise, I eat healthy food, I just don’t understand why is this happening…” When looking at health, food and exercise are essential, however, they are not the whole picture. In fact, there are four main areas of our lives that contribute to our health and well-being, and we must take them all into account.Read More›
If you’ve ever visited Arogya, you may have heard us talking about Qi, the main principle in Chinese Medicine that governs the flow energy. Qi can be affected by everything from diet, sleeping patterns, the change of season, and your activity levels. One of the ancient ways to help move stagnant Qi is with a technique called Moxibustion.Read More›