Boxed In

A few people I’ve talked with recently have had concerns when talking about Five-Phase theory and children.  The big question […]

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Fear

Each Phase has its own emotions.  Generally there is one we would consider positive and one we would consider negative.  […]

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Fire in Water

Of the Five Phases in Chinese Medicine, Fire is the most extremely Yang, and Water is the most extremely Yin.  […]

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Water in the Winter

Looking out on the snow falling through the mid-winter chill: this is the Water season. Just as with Fall, each […]

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Yang within Yin

We’ve just passed the shortest day of the year, and this is an important moment of transition in Chinese Medicine.  […]

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How to Tell, More or Less

Last week one of my readers asked an excellent question: once you understand which Phase you fit into, how do […]

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Balancing Act: Metal in Metal

Last week we took a look at some ways the Fall season might affect a Fire Type person given that […]

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Balancing Act: Fire and Metal

Remember last week’s example of a Fire person and the challenges he may face getting through the Fall, the season […]

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Fire in the Fall

It can be tough to be a Fire person in the Fall.  Days get colder and shorter, the air gets […]

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Change

After the previous blog about anxiety, I’ve received some good feedback that made me feel the need to address one […]

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