Month: March 2009

Foods to strengthen the spleen

Foods which strengthen deficient spleen: Well cooked rice, spelt, barley, sweet rice, mochi, winter squash, carrot, rutabaga, parsnip, turnip, garbanzo beans, black beans, sweet potato,yam, pumpkin, onion. leek, black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, fennel, garlic, nutmeg, small amounts of cooked fruit, rice syrup, barley malt, molasses, cherry and date. If deficiency is severe small amounts of…

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Foods which Dry Dampness

Foods which dry dampness: Rye, amaranth, corn, aduki beans, celery, lettus, punpkin, scallion alfalfa, turnip, kohlrabi, white pepper, raw honey. chamomile, pau d’arco, and micro algae dunaliella and wild blue-green. Raw goats milk is the only dairy product that will not add to damp condition. AVOID: raw, cold, sweet, and mucus forming food. Sushi. Limit…

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Blood Deficiency

Building The Imune System In oriental medicine, the concept of blood includes understanding the inherent energy within the blood. Blood is created in part from nutrients derived from the digestive tract (spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestine). Blood is formed when these nutrients are combined with the kidney jing. The body’s jing is stored in the…

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Building The Immune System

Why would you have a week immune system? One word: STRESS!! Stress is the most common cause of weak immunity and has been linked to increased risk of heart disease, strokes, cancer and a list of other diseases. It is so important to recognize and treat a low immune system because it is a precursor…

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What is your pattern?

Fertility Support What Is Your Pattern? Acupuncture Clinics of Dr. David Cherry and Associates David Cherry L.Ac. OMD, Jennifer Horton L.Ac. MS TCM Kidney yin deficiency Do you have lower back weakness, soreness, or pain, or knee problems? Do you have ringing in the ears or dizziness? Is your hair prematurely gray? Do you have…

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