According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, foods that are both sweet and sour can tonify Yin and generate fluids. In other words, they help us to generate more of the water element in the body (and we all know that's a good thing during the Summer). A good example of sweet and sour used together to quench thirst is lemonade. Just thinking about the taste of sour lemon juice mixed with sugar is enough to get our mouths watering.
Dr. Wen to give a talk on Chinese Medicine in cancer treatment. Read an interview with Dr. Wen and find out more about the talk here!
“Introduction to Integrative Oncology and Chinese Medicine Therapies”
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 17.
Where: The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 30 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.
Fertility news: Chinese medicine beats Western in treating women with high FSH and low egg reserves. Read the rest of the article here.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that all things are formed of two opposing forces: Yin and Yang. Yin (the cold, solid, and congealing aspect), and Yang (the hot, energetic, formless, active aspect) take expression as, and have profound impact upon the physical world. The seasons of the year are where we can easily see the energies of Yin and Yang at work. Yin predominates during the Winter. On the other hand, the very season we are in the midst of, summer, happens to be the time of the utmost Yang, and is also associated with the element of fire.
by Craig Swogger, Student and Patient of Dr. Wen
I recently sprained my ankle and tore my right calf muscle while running from a falling tree in Big Sur. After a visit to my western doc and a prescription of 3 months rest I confined myself to my apartment, and dutifully kept my foot propped up, wrapped, and iced as required. Being a student of TCM I put myself on the formula Yunan Baiyao and found great results from that, as the swelling and bruising cleared rapidly.
Dr. Wen Hua-Bing, L.Ac., OMD
Dr. Wen brings his expertise in the field of medicine to Los Angeles, coming from a long line of rigorous schooling in China.