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...

Emotional Eating

The year 2020 has been a challenging year so far. Some of you may have noticed that you’re eating changed over the past several months. Maybe you are grazing more throughout the day, overeating at meals or craving specific foods. You could be eating due...

Pain And CBD

PAIN in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is viewed as a blockage of qi and blood in a meridian- or a traffic jam in the part of the body you’re experiencing the pain. With acupuncture needles and herbs, we MOVE the qi and blood to relieve...

Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s real. And unfortunately, many people are not unfamiliar with feelings of anxiety. Especially right now. But good news is, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)- acupuncture, auricular acupuncture (ears), herbs, food therapy, cupping, guasha, and tuina can all be really effective to help get rid...

Safely Reopening EastWest Acupuncture Clinic

Our goal at EastWest Acupuncture is to help people and we are here for you!While there is still much uncertainty, we are slowly beginning to see patients in person. Starting today we have new policies in place to protect our patients while still taking care...