Ready for Winter?

By: Nikki VanecekOctober 21, 2020Snow is upon us. This past weekend, the snow fell in parts of Minnesota which means most of us are getting ready for winter. We are preparing our outdoor living spaces, yards, boats, cabins, and wardrobes. But did you think about preparing...

Kids have EMOTIONS too!

By: Nikki VanecekSeptember 30, 2020 Kids today are experiencing emotions that most adults did not experience until our teens. Kids are faced with pressure of school performance, social/social media pressure like never before. Oh and let's not forget COVID. They do not have the verbal skills...

Helpful tips to keeping your immune system healthy

By: Nikki Vanecek September 23, 2020 Days are getting shorter and there is a little cool crisp in the air as Minnesota transitions into the season of fall. Fall is the start of the Yin cycle that is linked to the meridians that governs over the...

PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON

By: Kerry Hayes September has arrived and it is officially pumpkin spice season! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, all the pumpkin things! Aside from the high sugar content in many of these, let’s take a look at the actual benefits of pumpkin...

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Kids

By Meaghan Moakley Here at EastWest Acupuncture, we understand that children have a specific set of health concerns and needs. Like in western medicine, TCM understands that certain health issues occur more often in kids than they do in adults.  Sometimes it is not until someone...

Late Summer Eating

The late summer is the least talked about season in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in my opinion. This is truly unfortunate because it is the most important when it comes to your digestive system. As discussed in our previous blog post by our lovely intern Meaghan, the...

Late Summer

As we are slowly transitioning into our last month of summer in Minnesota, we thought it would be a good time to talk about a “bonus” season we have in TCM that isn’t often talked about in the west. Late Summer is observed as the...

What Do Vivid Dreams Mean?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is generally thought that a healthy person sleeps through the night, undisturbed by dreams. This is due to the smooth flow of qi throughout our bodies. The term “qi” is often translated as “energy”, but I prefer to translate...

Summer in TCM

It is very much summertime here in Minnesota which means it’s FIRE season in Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM both respects and moves with the seasons in everything that we do: in the way we dress, what we eat, and what health concerns we know we...