In the classical Chinese view of the body, humans are likened more closely to ecosystems or plants, rather than machines as is the dominant narrative in “Western” culture. An interesting article (click here) about the body as machine theory shows how Americans are starting to unpack our conceptions of the body and self, turning to […]
You may have noticed the especially strong flu season this year. Even with the flu shot, our bodies need all the help they can get to stay in top flu-avoiding form. Here are 7 ways to boost your immune system at this critical time of year: Try to get 8 hours of sleep per night […]
It’s that time of year again when the common cold becomes more common. The best medicine is prevention and there’s a lot you can do at home. Getting plenty of rest, moving your body in a way that brings you joy, breathing mindfully, staying hydrated and eating well are all great ways to maintain health […]
Springtime is a period of growth and renewal. It’s also a time for drastic weather fluctuations, from snow, heavy rain, wind, and sunshine. During the springtime, you may experience traveling body pain that comes and goes, insomnia between 1 and 4 am, headaches, PMS, irritability, shortness of breath, or visual disturbances. Also, the variations in […]
This year it is predicted that there will be 1 billion colds and 95 million cases of the flu in the United States alone. While the misery of cold and flu season might be inevitable, one thing is changing: where we look for relief. The easiest way to protect against the flu is to have […]
Flu season is here, and it arrived much earlier than expected this year. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as of January 5th, 2013, Oregon and Washington have moderate influenza activity, and the south and northeast areas have very high influenza rates. Anywhere between 3,000-50,000 people die from complications related to the flu […]
Acupuncture and herbal remedies can help you stay healthy through cold and flu season. Learn more about options for your immune system and any active infections by reading this informative article by Boynn McIntire, a Portland, Oregon licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist, and owner of All and One Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic.
Eating for the Season: Foods for Fall According to Chinese medicine, autumn is the seasonal time when the lungs are the most vulnerable to colds, mold allergies, asthma, and other lung disorders. The following list of foods help support the lungs through the autumnal cold season. In general, eat mildly aromatic foods, such as: Oats […]