The Importance of Water

July 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

Staying properly hydrated is one of the simplest and effective ways to protect your heart.
It is especially important to stay well hydrated in the summer heat. But not all bodies are created equal and therefore the amount of water needed varies. One important tell-tale sign is the color of our urine.  Drink enough water to keep urine light in color.  Darker urine is an indication of dehydration.  Another sign of dehydration is your weight.  After using the bathroom in the morning, weigh yourself. If you’re 2 pounds less than normal (and not trying to lose weight), you’re more than likely dehydrated. Drink water before doing anything else.

When temperature and humidity are both above 70, we enter a dehydration danger zone. Sip on water frequently and be sure to drink before, during and after activity

Eliminate so-called “energy drinks” as they contain large amounts of sugars and stimulants that can be dangerous.  Drink coffee and regular tea in moderation as they are dehydrating. When you drink coffee and tea, increase your water intake to counter their dehydrating effects.   Here’s to enjoying summer!

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Chinese and Western medicine complement each other

February 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

In relation to Western medicine, the functional qualities of internal organs in Chinese medicine often overlap. For example, in Chinese medicine, the heart includes the spirit or mental system, but, similar to Western medicine, it also helps circulate the blood. The lungs include the respiratory system and also help “govern” the qi of the entire body. The endocrine system in Western medicine is recognized as part of the kidney’s function in Chinese medicine. The kidneys are also responsible for growth, development, and reproduction. In addition to storing blood, the liver regulates the emotions and the flow of qi. Lastly, the spleen represents the digestive system and the body’s ability to transform and transport the nutrients received from food and drink.  Excerpt from Acupuncture and IVF, by Lifang Liang, O.M.D., Ph.D., L.Ac.

Happy Chinese New Year!

January 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Year of the Dragon has begun!  In Chinese Astrology, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon.  The Year of the Dragon began on January 23, 2012 and will end on February 9, 2013.  The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend; a symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power. In Chinese culture, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast.  In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon personality is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority.

How to prevent colds

January 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Avoid working too many hours and forgoing the recommended number of sleep hours of 7-8 for adults…rest is essential after working hard! Drink warm water or teas (lemon, ginger). Warm the highest point in your back (Cervical 7 area) with a hot pack, blow dryer or warm water bottle. Massage the dorsum of the foot–the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle joint. This will help strengthen the exterior energy of your body!

Honey Loquat Candy

November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Just in time for cold season prevention!  Try some of our Honey Loquat Candy, available at your next visit!  Prince of Peace Honey Loquat Candy has a hard mint flavored shell with a soft honey loquat center with a natural blend of unique herbs. In addition to its great taste, Honey Loquat Candy is pleasantly refreshing and soothing. It can be enjoyed every day of the year.

The Lung Meridian

November 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

We got together last night so Dr. Wang could teach us about the Lung Meridian…it was fascinating!  We learned about the 11 points and how applying pressure ourselves to certain of the points can help relieve coughs and asthma and physical pain in the arm, wrists and hand.  Due to the upcoming holiday, participants at last night’s seminar agreed that we should hold off until after the holidays to hold our next seminar. Therefore, we will postpone our December seminar until early January…stay posted for news about when we’ll be meeting again!

An interesting evening…

October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Nabacu hosted its first free seminar last night.  Aifei Wang, M.Ac., L.Ac., discussed the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We learned about the themes of device, technique, method and direction and explored the theory of Yin and Yang.  Now we know that upon arising, we should be aware of our place in the Universe.  It’s a good idea to breathe in fresh air from outside every morning and to summon the energy of nature to ourselves.  Participants left with the idea to be mindful of how Yin and Yang are always present and flowing in everything we encounter…and we will try to remain in a state of balance and avoid the extremes in life…