13 Mar 2018

Spring is Action Time

My grandmother keeps a postcard on her refrigerator that always catches my eye. It's a picture of tulips, with a quote from Leo Tolstoy: "Spring is the time of plans and projects." She doesn't know it, and Tolstoy probably didn't know it either, but this…

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15 Jun 2017

Transitions: Life in Motion

Five Element Acupuncture sees life as a process, always in motion. We move through cycles in our days, seasons, and life stages. This graphic shows the cyclical relationship between the five elements: it turns like a wheel, clockwise. Like plants, we experience layers of birth, flowering, fruiting, decaying and…

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11 Nov 2016

The Physiology of Anger

Just about all of us have felt anger at some point in our lives. Anger can be seen as a natural response to some kind of pain, whether emotional or physical. Our reaction to the pain is the spark that lights the fire of anger: we evaluate…

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