Posts Categorized: Seasonal Health Tips

The NY Chi Summer Survival Guide: How to Thrive!


By now you all know that Chinese Medicine recommends avoiding raw foods due to their tendency to over-cool our digestive system. However summertime is one exception. To counter the hot weather outside, I advise eating about 40% raw foods this time of year (as opposed to 5-10% in the winter). The best way to do this is by eating dishes such as Salad Nicoise, which combines cooked ingredients (potato, green beans, tuna and hard-boiled eggs) along with raw (tomatoes and lettuce). I also recommend avoiding eating too close to bedtime. After eating, your metabolism temporarily increases, raising your body temperature just a bit. Cool temperatures are best for restful sleep. Read more

How To Stay Grounded During a Stormy Fall

Feet on rocksFirst there was Superstorm Sandy, then the election, followed by a Nor’easter. It seems we haven’t had a second to catch our breath before now being launched into the holidays. Here’s how to get grounded, slow down, and regain your footing. In both Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, rapid change and feelings of unsteadiness are attributed to the wind element (vata in Ayurveda). The opposing element is earth- grounded, stable, and certain. Read on for my top 5 tips to feel more grounded during times of change. Read more

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

Below I have reposted an article by Sara Calabro of AcuTake. I find this to be a great article because it addresses how our seasonal health needs change from a physical and mental/emotional perspective. In an upcoming newsletter I will discuss my top tips for increasing your immunity this fall. Click here for the original link to the article. Enjoy!

“Fall officially begins this weekend. New seasons are an opportunity to assess our states of health and realign with our natural rhythms. From an acupuncture perspective, fall is about refinement. It’s time to pare down, to let go of the excesses we allowed ourselves in summer and focus on what’s necessary for winter. Read more