FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT… Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)


1. As an important warming stimulant, cinnamon is used to warm the body and dispel pain, especially of the joints. 2. Also as part of its warming and circulating nature, cinnamon improves digestion, allays nausea and relieves abdominal pain — an added perk is its delicious flavor and aroma! 3. Cinnamon’s astringent nature makes it useful in formulas for diarrhea […]

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Insomnia Relief the TCM Way, or Why do I wake up at the same time every night?

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I used to be one of those people who fell asleep easily and slept through the night with sweet dreams and woke up rested and ready to go. These days it takes forever to fall asleep and then I invariably wake up about the same time every night… 3am give or take 5 minutes. Sometimes I fall right back to […]

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Care to Prepare: Pack your First Aid Kit for those Accidental Moments

Spring is here and I am motivated to write about myself – a weekend warrior! For those of us who are not professional athletes with trainers to take care of us, it is so important to be prepared for the bumps, bruises, and mishaps that are a part of our after hours athletic antics! I have found it to be […]

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Dealing with Allergies, Naturally!

While most of us look forward to the ending of the winter season we dread the overwhelming allergies that accompany the onset of spring. As the trees and flowers start  to bloom, and the pollen gets airborne, us allergy suffers begin our annual ritual of sniffling and sneezing. These symptoms that manipulate our immune systems can make us miserable and […]

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