Breathe Easy! Acupressure Points for Lungs & Sinuses

Our lungs, sinuses, and overall respiratory system, which includes the large intestine in Chinese Medicine, are vulnerable in the Fall. During Autumn, drastic changes in temperature, dryer air, kids bringing home germs from school, or people coughing in the office often wreak havoc on our respiratory system.

Our most recent posts teach you lifestyle changes and food choices that can keep you healthy in the Fall. Massaging Chinese acpuoints points can also help you build a strong respiratory system. We know you are busy and don’t have time to stay home sick. Prevention is the goal! And…These points will help you get better faster if you do get a stuffy or runny nose, cough, bronchitis, sinus infection, & more!

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Best Foods to Prevent a Cold and Cough

Some of the best cold and cough fighting foods for Fall come to us from Chinese medicine. Read more to learn about what foods you should eat to stay healthy during this transitional season!

Eating the right foods can help you prevent sinus problems, runny noses, a sore throat, coughing, and digestion troubles. They can also help you reduce chronic symptoms from asthma, CPOD, arthritis, and joint pain.

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Chinese Massage for A Good Night’s Sleep

Our minds are bombarded with thoughts all day. What will my boss think? What time do I pick up the kids? How bad will traffic be? What should I make for dinner? In addition to these daily thoughts, we worry about the past, the future, people we love, and even people we barely know. Judgments of self and others, negative thoughts of different shapes and sizes also flood our minds.

Our thoughts and sleep

According to Chinese medicine, overthinking prevents a relaxed state, which in turn affects our sleep. Sometimes it means we cannot fall asleep easily. Other times it means that we wake in the middle of the night and our thoughts start racing. Label it what you will – insomnia, restlessness, difficulty falling asleep – our minds cannot settle and allow us to get the rest we need.

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What Color Foods to Eat to Help you Sleep

You can’t fall asleep. You find yourself waking in the middle of the night, tossing and turning. The bathroom calls your name long before it’s time to wake up for the day, and you cannot fall back to sleep. Vivid dreams disturb your sleep or wake you and leave you feeling anxious.

All of these sleep problems, insomnia, wakefulness, trouble falling back to sleep, and vivid dreaming, have their roots in Yin and Yang imbalances in your body. Your internal organs are not functioning properly so Qi and Blood cannot flow smoothly. We explain the major problems occurring in your body in our article A Good Night’s Sleep Using Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In our second article in the series we write about Chinese Super Foods to Help You Sleep. Today we are writing about a super quick, fun way to think about what foods you need to eat beyond Chinese super foods.

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Chinese Super Foods to Help you Sleep

Can adding certain foods to your diet help you sleep better? Yes! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), various sleep problems result from an imbalance in the body. Food can help you put your body back into balance, leading to better sleep, as well as physical and emotional well-being. Read on to learn what foods to eat for different types of problems sleeping.

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