Chinese Medicine Wisdom for Summer Wellness

Chinese Medicines 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 our reserves that keep us healthy and strong all through the winter months. So 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.

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Natural Cold Remedies and Tips to Recover Quickly

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.

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spring wellness

Spring Wellness Wisdom

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.

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Our Top Spring Detox Teas

Spring is a time of renewal in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. A time to shed the heaviness of winter, for bright, fresh and openness of the warmer months. There are many practices you can incorporate to assist in this time of physical and spiritual renovation, including special diets, consistent exercise, and dedicating time to meditation and prayer. And of course, one way we love to maximize this time of inner renewal is to drink tea! Arogya tea has several varieties of detox teas that are especially helpful this time of year for harmonizing with the seasonal changes, detoxifying the body, reducing stress, and increasing immunity, health and vitality.

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New Year Resolution: Overcoming Sugar Cravings

Happy New Year! It’s that time of the year!  The beginning of a new time.  A time for reevaluating our past year and making new goals, new resolutions, and new commitments. Many of us make resolutions about health and wellness, which can be particularly daunting after weeks of holiday feasting. One of my goals every year is cutting back my intake of sweets and overcoming sugar cravings, which I found to be a very daunting task, but along the way, I’ve learned many important things about our relationship with sugar and tips on how to say no to sugar.

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Stay Healthy in Winter: Seasonal Tips for Well-being

We are almost halfway done with winter!  Only a few more weeks left, and hopefully we won’t have anymore crazy cold bursts like we did at the beginning of 2018.  Even though the temperatures have gone up a bit, winter is still in full swing and we still need to protect ourselves from the cold weather and keep doing what’s necessary to stay healthy in winter.

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Stay Healthy in Autumn: Seasonal Tips for Well-being

 

The leaves on the trees are turning brilliant shades of yellows, reds, oranges and yellows and we welcome the day with a crisp, cool scent, we find ourselves in autumn.  Autumn, especially in the New England where we are located, is a beautiful time of the year and a very important season in the Chinese Medicine system.  Autumn is associated with the Metal element and the time of the year when we put emphasis on organization, order and developing boundaries.  It is a time that allows for introspection and transitioning from the high energy Yang of the summer days, to the darker, colder Yin winter ahead. In this time of transition it’s important to change your habits with the season to stay healthy in autumn.

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Staying Healthy and Vibrant During Late Summer

As the summer sun continues to shine and the summer squash in our gardens become overly abundant, we find ourselves in a special time of the year.  In the Chinese system, late summer or sometimes called Indian summer, is a brief but important time.  Each one of the seasons is associated with an element and the late summer season is associated with the Earth Element. Late summer is a time to celebrate the beginning of the harvest and the richness of earth’s bounties as we prepare for the autumn.  As this is a transition period, it is very important to stay centered in one’s self and grounded to the earth.  

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The Ancient Art of Cupping

This year’s summer Olympics brought cupping, the traditional healing modality often used in Chinese medicine, into the limelight. Gold-medalist swimmer Michael Phelps, among other Olympians, sported the telltale circular red marks that cupping leaves on the skin. In response, dozens of articles in all the major news sources featured articles about cupping, which has helped raise public interest in this powerful and ancient healing technique.

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A Soup to Soothe Spring Allergies

As some of us know all too well, the splendor of spring can be dampened by draining allergies.  This cleansing daikon radish soup is a wonderful antidote to soothe spring allergies and counter that seasonal congestion and scratchy throat.  Plus, it’s very easy to make!
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