CARDAMOM – WORTH LOVING

Finns love it in “glögi”, mulled wine in christmas time and in “korvapuusti” pastry. And not without reason. Cardamom is an aromatic spice with supportive effect on digestion. It warms “cold”, moves and regulates the qi-energy, transforms “dampness” and disperses stagnations and thus eases stomach swelling and pain.

BREATH-MOVEMENT-BALANCE

Inhale-extension and exhale-flexion Take your time in the morning Equal long extension-flexion in rhythm of inhale-exhale Balancing yang-yin energy and Your life

Acupuncture is effective for chronic pain treatment

“Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal, headache, and osteoarthritis pain. Treatment effects of acupuncture persist over time and cannot be explained solely in terms of placebo effects. Referral for a course of acupuncture treatment is a reasonable option for a patient with chronic pain.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29198932

Show me your tongue!

Look at your tongue, and you know how you are doing! Very often I´m asked for: “what is this coverage on my tongue ( I brushed it away in the morning)”? In TCM there is an explanation for that. The tongue will be evaluated on size, colour, structure, coverage and 5 elements. Few basic principles…

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Wear a scarf!

As acupuncturist I always keep on reminding of wearing a scarf in autumn. It´s for good reason. Lung, the organ associated with fall, is considered the most exterior organ. It is the first line of defense against external pathogenic factors. As the weather turns cold and windy, the Lung organ is extra vulnerable. Further, pathogenic…

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Strenghten your back

In summer lay down on the acupressure mat relax and breath  Acupressure BL23 (shénshu) strengthens back

Charge yourself

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Stop drinking ice cube water!

  In our cold Finnish climate to drink ice cube water freezes stomach Qi energy. It can cause stomach pain, swelling, freezing, tiredness and it weakens the digestion. Finns have a lot of digestion problems and one of the reasons are icy cold beverages  Here is a Cafe, where you get water of room temperature-…

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Breath yourself to balance

“I don´t feel well, I´m not myself, my body is disturbed, pain here and there? Something is out of balance.” You can recognize the misbalance in your breathing and treat it – yourself- by breathing- wherever- whenever! Breathing is a wave movement; active inhale (YANG) and passive exhale (YIN) alternate, there is´nt one without the…

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Warmth-revolution for the Finnish stomach (part 2/2)

In China eating is part of social communication. There is no celebration, visit, trip or meeting without a meal. In chinese language even you say instead of “How are you doing?” “Have you eaten enough?”. In Finland we could also follow this, and get more together, have a meal and socialize. The purpose of daily…

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