13:19 13:19

Loving Your Lungs

By | 2018-05-31T13:42:05+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Chinese Medicine, Common Conditions|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Loving Your Lungs

Tyra Burgess, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)

Ughhhh, our air! This summer has been an interesting one as far as our lungs are concerned. With our record high temperatures, the valley being saturated in smoke from fires as close as the East end, and as far away as Lowman, our lungs have been hit hard.

“At the physical level, boundary, breath and renewal are expressed as the lungs, the skin and the colon. The Lung refers to the whole respiratory system and includes the nose and sinuses. Across the boundary of the lungs oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide waste is excreted. Since most human energy is derived from air, the Lung is primarily responsible for physical vitality and is said to govern Qi in the body.” (http://www.meridianpress.net/articles/thelung-chinesemedicine.html)  
This summer here at Pulse, we have treated a large amount of what Chinese medicine terms Lung Wind, Lung Yin deficiency, and what Western medicine would call Pnuemonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, and Pertussis. Patients affected by the smoke, have snotty noses, itchy and burning tongues, strange hives, a dry barky cough that gets worse at night.  Our lungs are creating more mucus in our mouths and noses, to trap the pollution, before it enters the lungs and to move it out.
“The Lung’s paired Organ, the Colon, is concerned with release and elimination. The Lung and Colon together are related to immunity, the strength of the protective boundary. Pathogens most easily enter through the respiratory and digestive systems and the Lung and Colon are responsible for maintaining the integrity of these systems so that they are not penetrated by invaders. According to Chinese medicine, the body’s defensive energy is directly […]

09:28 09:28

Why See a Nutritionist? A Short List of What Nutrition Can Treat

By | 2016-12-29T12:24:17+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Nutrition Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why See a Nutritionist? A Short List of What Nutrition Can Treat

We are glad you asked!

Nutritional and dietary habits are some of the most profound changes we can make that will have a broad effect on our well-being.    Whether we eat processed fast foods, eat irregularly or enjoy a healthy whole foods diet–our relationship with food defines how we live.

What can nutritional changes treat? 

Honestly, what can’t it treat or radically improve?   Almost anyone will benefit from increasing the vegetables in their diet.  Still, no two people are alike and we have different nutritional goals and needs, your Holistic Nutritionist can help you understand your individual needs help you incorporate specific foods to meet those goals.  Below is a short list of disharmonies that can be treated or improved through nutrition.

  • acne
  • acute disease (colds–yep, ideally, you change your diet to treat the current condition present)
  • arthritis
  • autism
  • bronchitis
  • cancer
  • candida
  • chronic fatigue
  • chronic or acute pain
  • cystic fibrosis
  • depression
  • diabetes
  • eating disorders
  • fibromyalgia
  • gall bladder disorders
  • gout
  • headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • hyper/hypo thyroid
  • improved athletic performance
  • infertility
  • irritable bowel, Crohn’s, Diverticulitis
  • liver disease
  • menopause
  • MS
  • menstrual disharmonies
  • pms
  • recovery or injury
  • weight loss
Eat well, be well!
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