What is the Chinese Medicine approach to food, diet and digestion?

This is a top-down image of a dark blue painted table with a pear, slivered nuts and some herbs, there’s a medium blue napkin. There’s text overlay that says “He That Takes Medicine and neglects Diet Wastes the Skill of the Physician” ~ Chinese Proverb

What does Chinese Medicine have to say about food and diet? How does Chinese Medicine view our digestive system? “Their eating and drinking was moderate. Their rising and resting had regularity. They did not tax themselves with meaningless work.” ~Huang Di Nei Jing Ch. 1 “He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills
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What is De Qi Sensation?

This is a very close up image of Dr. Khanita placing acupuncture needles on a client's back.

What is actually happening with De Qi sensation? As acupuncturists, we are aware that some people are really scared of needles. However, the different sensations from the acupuncture needles are what help the body heal naturally! When we first learned how to do acupuncture, our teachers informed us to get that “de qi” sensation where
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Qi Gong and Tai Chi

This is an image of Dr. Khanita practicing kung fu in a living room. She’s wearing a light green t-shirt that says “Empower the HEALER within”

“The human body ought to be exercised until it is tired, but this should not be carried to an extreme. As it is agitated [exercised], the digestion improves and the circulation through the blood vessels is freed so that disease is unable to arise.” ~ Hua Tuo, 3rd Century CE “One thousand days to learn,
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Diversity in Treatment

This is an image of Dr. Khanita placing acupuncture needles on a male client's ear.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used to treat all kinds of ailments but what matters most to me is that I use the appropriate tools to help fix the issues facing my patients. We will explore different modalities of TCM in the coming weeks, but for now, know that I will use whatever tools to
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Cultivating the Mind and Emotions

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“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly” ~Buddha I am on your team. I am not watching from a distance, I am in the trenches with you to help
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Allergies & Asthma in Children

This image shows 2 kids looking downwards at the camera (as if it were placed on the ground, by their feet). The girl has a big happy smile and the boy looks happy with a more playful expression. The text says “Breathe Easy! Acupuncture for the whole family!”

I recently was watching the news about the rise in children being diagnosed with asthma and food allergies. “Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders that usually occurs in children.” It is estimated about 7.1 million children under 18 years and from that number about 4.1 million suffered from an asthma attack in
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