Acupuncture: a History

Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing, now practiced as one of the three main pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But, contrary to many Westerners’ understanding, acupuncture wasn’t always accepte... Read More...

Gut Health: the Microbiome

Recent studies on the types and number of beneficial microbes that inhabit each of our guts have proven fascinating. It turns out that the collection of trillions of tiny beneficial bacteria, viruses, and other microbes could be called another organ, so import... Read More...

7 Yoga Poses

Why do you do yoga? As Marlynn Wei, M.D., J.D., notes in her article for Psychology Today, yoga actually changes the gray matter. Yes, your brain goes through structural changes the longer you practice yoga,... Read More...

You Are What You Digest: Food Enzymes

You’re at your favorite restaurant. You’ve just been seated. Your eyes scour the menu: barbecue bacon cheddar burger, three-cheese macaroni, loaded steak fries, Cajun chicken alfredo. Your stomach grumbles and like one of Pavlov’s dogs, you start to saliva... Read More...

Wu Xing: the 5 Chinese Elements

Western thought considers elements to be the parts of matter. The Greek four elements, for example (fire, air, earth, and water), were said to contain all the building blocks of matter. But when the Chinese ... Read More...