Acupuncture is a key component of Chinese medicine. The oldest functional medicine system in the world, Chinese medicine is a complete, stand-alone healthcare paradigm. Its unique view of the human body has enabled practitioners to relieve all manner of disease, illness, dysfunction, and infirmity for over 2000 years.
Three basic concepts form the foundation of the Chinese medicine system:
The unripe fruit and protective seed pod of various types of common beans, green beans are actually a member of the legume family. There are over 130 different varieties of two basic types: pole, and bush. Bush varieties are easier to grow, mature earlier, but have a lower yield. Pole beans require more effort to […]
It wouldn’t be summer without tomatoes. Cultivated by the ancient Aztecs, tomatoes are indigenous to western South America. Spanish and Italian chefs quickly adopted tomatoes after Spanish explorers brought them to Europe in the 15th century. Northern Europeans were a little slower on the uptake. They thought tomatoes were poisonous – probably because they’re a […]
Warm Eggplant Salad with Walnuts via Bon Appetit. A basic principle of treatment, whether with acupuncture, herbal medicine, or food therapy, is balancing of extremes. Strengthen what is deficient, reduce what is excess. We use food to balance the extremes of summer by eating more cooling, moistening, and fluid-generating foods. Turns out many summer foods […]