Health Preservation

Using Acupuncture Points to Eliminate Jet Lag

By Acupuncture, Health Preservation

During a 24 hour-period, qi circulates through the meridian system in such a way that it peaks in each meridian in 2-hours time increments, then moves on to peak the function of the next meridian. Throughout the diurnal cycle, taking 24 hours to complete one full cycle through the 12 meridians, when the qi is in a certain meridian we say that the meridian is at its energetic peak. This 2-hour peak period is called the horary period…

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Bone Broth for Health Building: Nourishing the Liver and Kidneys

By Dietary Therapy, Health Preservation

Winter is the ideal time for nourishing the Kidneys, and soup is the perfect winter food. Bone broth is prepared in cultures around the world as both a tasty, healthful soup and an easily digested medicinal food. The prolonged cooking of bones in water results in a broth rich in nutritional constituents that promote strength, tonify blood, nourish…

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The Art of Ginseng: Chicken Soups for All Seasons

By Dietary Therapy, Health Preservation, Herbal Medicine

While the various types of ginseng have key differences in terms of their nature and medicinal action, they share significant common ground. Overall, ginseng is regarded as an “adaptogen”; it consistently demonstrates a wide range of health benefits across a wide variety of parameters, and is well known for its enhancement of immune function, mental concentration, and exercise capacity. According…

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