We welcome the Yang Earth Dog year on 16 February, 2018! This article will explain how each year acquires its name and characteristics, and how it might play out in weather, society, relationships and health. And why it’s a good year for singing! Each year is governed by one of the 12 zodiac animals, according […]
The Pivotal Season of Late Summer
You know the four seasons, and most of us probably associate September with Fall. But in acupuncture theory there are five seasons. “Late Summer” follows Summer, precedes Fall, and represents approximately the middle of the lunar year, book-ending the Fall Equinox. In 2017 it is from September 15th through the Fall Equinox on September 22nd […]
Stick out your tongue!
It may not be polite to stick out your tongue as an editorial comment, but it’s just one of the things your acupuncturist will ask you to do when you come in for an appointment. Your tongue corroborates your health history, and is part of important fact-finding before treatment begins. We “read” the tongue by […]