Author page: Sharon McDermott

WINTER: KIDNEY-WATER CONNECTION

There are two types of Chinese Medicine practices, one called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is based on the organ systems and external factors. The other practice is called Five Element based on five aspects of nature that are wood,…

HATCHOO! THE FLU SEASON HAS BEGUN

Influenza Facts Annually, influenza is blamed for approximately 36,000 deaths and 114,000 hospitalizations in adults in the US. People are contagious for 1 – 4 days before the onset of symptoms and up to 5 days after the first symptoms.…

A BALANCED EARTH ELEMENT

In TCM the element of Earth is represented by the Spleen & Stomach organs which also includes the pancreas. The season that best represents Earth is late summer or “Indian Summer”. All of these organs are essential for the digestive…

SYMBOLS OF FALL & TCM

On September 22, 2014 the Autumn Equinox or transition from Summer to Fall will be upon us. Fall is the beginning of the yin cycle when the daylight lasts less than twelve hours. We breath in the crisp air of…

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