The most important aspect is eating cooked food most of the time. It is much less work for the digestion and requires less use of energy or Qi. This means that you have more Qi for other things. Soups, congee, stews and bone broth are the most nourishing of all foods and quickly help the body to recover and regenerate. Iced drinks and icy food destroys the body’s ability to digest and extract nourishment, creates unbalanced gut flora, and may lead to bloating, and irregular bowel movements.
It’s that time of year with many parties and overindulgence, so I am sharing some tips to relieve a hangover and overeating. The Chinese love their banquets and are rather familiar with overindulgence. It is therefore no surprise that traditionally they have plenty of formulas (and cupping and acupuncture) to relieve them.
I cannot believe that I have been at this address a year already. Time has flown and I am loving this house and its clinic space and the garden. The jonquils and blossoms have been teasing me to believe that the warmer weather would come earlier.
Common Cold & Flu Brew
This chilly weather has brought on some really serious colds and influenza as well as other infections such as bronchitis and coughs. This decoction is beneficial if taken at the very beginning of a cold or flu attack.