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Vol. 3 Issue 2 Awaken Wellness April 2009 Traditional Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Yoga, and Wellness for Women Helping Women Live A Life of Joy and Ease! Spring & The Wood Element in Practices For The Spring Chinese Medicine What are the correspondences associated Spring is the time for new with the spring in Chinese medicine? beginnings. We can see it all around us as the fresh green comes back to Spring is the surge of vitality, the nature, the tulips and daffodils burst irrepressible rising. It is birth and from their bulbs, and the buds on the The Daffodils rapid growth. Crocuses and daffodils trees unfold their new leafs. by William Wordsworth push through the still firm ground, drawn toward the heat and light of In humans we often hunger to be out the sun. We are reminded that we side longing for the warm sunny I wandered lonely as a cloud can always start fresh; find a new days. Most are ready to shed our That floats on high o'er vales and hills, way, re-establish hope. This is a time coats and our toe cramped shoes. When all at once I saw a crowd, of rapid change, reminding us to be bold and decisive. A host, of golden daffodils; During the beginning days of spring Beside the lake, beneath the trees, why not try something new? What Color: Green have you been longing to do all Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Sense: To See winter or all your life? Emotion: Anger Continuous as the stars that shine Are your ready to paint that picture And twinkle on the Milky Way, Officials: Liver and Gallbladder or climb that mountain? What possibilities do you see for yourself? They stretched in never-ending line The gifts of spring are: flexibility, What is holding you back? Along the margin of a bay: adaptability, vision, decision-making, planning, decisiveness, forgiveness, Ten thousand saw I at a glance, During the spring season you have creativity, new possibilities, purpose, the seasonal energy on your side to Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. strategizing, hope, and benevolence. move forward with your vision. Be creative. Research what it will take to The waves beside them danced, but The three months of spring are called achieve your goal. Plan how you can they springing up and unfolding. Heaven and make your dreams come true. earth together produce life and the 10,000 Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: beings are invigorated. Make a list of all the things that you A Poet could not but be gay, At night, one goes to bed, at dawn, one want to accomplish or do in your life In such a jocund company: gets up. time. Then start with one of those One paces in the courtyard with great dreams and make it come true. I gazed--and gazed--but little thought strides, hair loose, body at ease, exerting What wealth the show to me had the will for life. Letting live, not killing; brought: giving, not taking away; rewarding, not punishing. For oft, when on my couch I lie ~ Neijing Suwen Ch.2, The Way Of Heaven by Claude Larre SJ In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. Yoga For the Season Chinese Herbal Medicine In Your Steam 1 head of broccoli and one Art work from the Iyangar Institute of Spice Cabinet potato, puree with ½ cup of butter San Francisco and ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg. Most of us have our own healing remedies right in our kitchen spice rack. By spicing up your food you Chair Pose are healing your body and Utkatasana preventing disease. Below are some (OOT-kah-TAHS-anna) common spice and how they can aid utkata = powerful, fierce in healing or prevent disease while Begin in Mountain Pose, conscious make your food taste yummy! standing, focus on the grounding Turmeric, or Yu Jin, promotes the through your feet. Allow yourself to movement of Qi and Blood to treat be guided inward to your breath and pain. Western research is showing it let the breath deepen. to be affective in reducing Stretch the arms straight over the inflammation that causes pain. Add head so that the upper arms are in ½ to 1 tsp to your soups. line with the ears and the palms face Cinnamon or Gui Zhi, warms and each other. frees the channels to help with joint, Exhale, bend your knees and lower limb pain and painful periods. down until the thighs are parallel to Western studies show that cinnamon the floor. helps the cells respond to insulin thus regulating blood sugar levels. Take a Tao Te Ching Keep the trunk up right, lift the chest stick of cinnamon in hot water to and stretch up through the arms. make a warming tea, or mix it with Translated by Stephen Mitchell Breathe normally. peanut butter and put it on apple The more you stretch the arms up the slices. In the pursuit of knowledge, more you can bend the knees and let Dried Ginger or Gan Jiang, found in every day something is added. the hips sink down. Chinese medical texts dating back to In the practice of the Tao, Feel the powerful muscular energy of the 4th century BC it was recognize Every day something is the quads and shoulders. Thee for its anti-nausea properties. Now dropped. opposite action of the arms lifting up modern research has proved that it Less and less do you need to and the hips sinking down will works. Researchers found that ginger force things, elongate the spine and tone the shuts down a nerve receptor that until finally you arrive at non- muscle of the spine. triggers the vomiting reflex. Add ½ a action. teaspoon to sesame oils for frying fish This pose helps with stiffness in the to create an Asian inspired flavor. When nothing is done, shoulders, strengthens the ankles and nothing is left undone. legs. The diaphragm becomes lifted Nutmeg or Rou Dou Kou, uses its and gives the heart a gentle massage. warming and astringing properties to True mastery can be gained The back is toned, the abdominal treat diarrhea and pain from by letting things go their own organs tone, and the chest expands. distention in the epigastrium and abdomen. Western herbalists note the way. With the strong muscular energy, warming properties help to bring the It can’t be gain by interfering. uprightness and powerful feeling that blood from the center of the body to this pose creates, it is a perfect the skin dispersing blood more example of the energies of the Spring. evenly thus reducing blood pressure. Jennifer Stukey M.Ac., L.Ac.,Dipl.Ac Contact me to find out more Columbia, Md 21044 WWW.JenAcupuncture.COM about Acupuncture, Yoga and Chinese Herbs. Referrals are the greatest 443-562-1820 Call to schedule your appointment today. compliment. Save money with these websites From Tragedy to Possibility practice up an running out of my house Part II was the rush to keep things cooking, and With the economic down turn saving In the Winter newsletter I share with you the tending and care of the wound has money is more a necessity now then ever. 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It was more painful now during the client population, in a supportive It is possible that the next Buddha healing process then during the actual community of others practicing the art of will not take the form of an healing. individual. The next Buddha may burn. take the form of a community- a I continued to tend to the wound using There may be a minor scar of the office community practicing different salves and creams and was fire but the pain is gone and the vision is in understanding and loving full force and the fruition is coming. cautious not to damage the delicate area kindness, a community practicing Happy Spring. Until next season, Be where the healing was taking place. In the mindful living. This may be the Well. most important thing we can do for end it healed up leaving a minor scar and Jennifer Stukey the survival of the earth.” the pain was gone. -Thich Nhat Hanh The initial fire was the wound, getting my Jennifer Stukey M.Ac., L.Ac.,Dipl.Ac Contact me to find out more Columbia, Md 21044 WWW.JenAcupuncture.COM about Acupuncture, Yoga and Chinese Herbs. Referrals are the greatest 443-562-1820 Call to schedule your appointment today. compliment.
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