I have many a fond memory of walking into our home after a long day at school and being welcomed by the amazing aromas being conjured up by my mother's cooking. It wasn’t until I left home that I realised that not every family had these same experiences and joy around food, every day of the week.
IBS has unknown cause and is separated according to symptoms in the Western approach. In Chinese medicine, people with IBS may be assessed according to whether their symptoms are worsened with stress or whether their IBS began with a gastro infection.
The written records of Chinese medicine contain a rich and diverse body of knowledge extending back in time, thousands of years into the past. So what does this traditional view say about lactation? How are these principles applied to humans in modern times?
Surrounding yourself with new life is a wonderful way to embrace the season. Watching your seeds sprout and grow is great visual therapy for the Liver in Spring, helping you to connect with the cycle of the seasons and harnessing the power of your subconscious to engage the body in regeneration and healing.
Spring is the perfect time to have a gentle detox, a "Spring Cleaning" within! Follow these Chinese-medicine guidelines to protect and nurture your inner resources while you gently let go of the heaviness of Winter.