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Tips for the Holiday Weekend

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Fitness & Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, YSU Community Clinic|

Monday July 4th not only marks Independence Day, it also marks the second official week of summer! With warmer temperatures and longer days spent socializing, it’s important that you don’t forget about your health.

According to the Five Element Theory, summer is associated with the Fire element. Fire is the most active, lively and warming of the elements. It is represented in our body through circulation, warmth, consciousness, sleep, emotions / spirits, love, the nervous system and memory. It also corresponds to the heart (yin energy) and the small intestine (yang energy.)

To keep your fire element harmonized it is important that you eat foods and partake in activities that help keep the body cool and balanced. Below are four tips  that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.

Tip #1 Eat more watermelon

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, watermelon is classified as having a cooling nature. It is used to detoxify the body, quench thirst and relieve irritably caused by summer heat.

Tip #2  Add lemon to your water and meals 

While sour in taste, lemon, like watermelon, also has a cooling effect on the body. Lemon helps replenish fluids (specifically yin), harmonize the stomach and aid in digestion.

Tip #3 Wake up earlier and go to sleep later 

For those of you who are not early birds or night owls, this tip can be difficult. However, by waking up earlier and going to sleep later, you will be able to benefit from the sun’s nourishing rays, which are most bountiful during the summer.

Tip #4 Meditate

Through meditation you are able to strengthen your mind body connection, and lose feelings of stress, anxiety and anger, all of which weaken the fire element.

The heart is the “seat” of mind and therefore, its highest expression is love. So love yourself by staying healthy this summer and for life.

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In Caring Hands: A Month-long Profile of the YSU Blount Community Clinic

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Fitness & Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, YSU Community Clinic|

Being the top-rated Acupuncture Clinic in West LA is both an honor and responsibility we take seriously. All this month we are going to share with you stories of the great people and transformations happening in the YSU Blount Clinic.   If you don’t already know why there is a patient waitlist or just want to get to know us a little better, follow each story and share with others who could benefit.  Whether you’re a prospective student or looking to live a healthier life, don’t miss these amazing stories.

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Five Element Theory – Winter

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Health & Wellness|

Happy first day of Winter! In the “Five Element Theory” the Winter season is associated with the water element. The water element correlates to the kidney and the bladder. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are considered the source of all energy, or Qi, within the body.

To keep your water element strong remember these three R’s: Rest, Replenish and Relax. Or simply put, don’t burn the candle at both ends! So this Winter season, remember to not over do it, and to find what helps you rest and relax.

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Don Lee, L.Ac. featured in the December 2015 Issue of Health!

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Achievements, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), Health & Wellness, MATCM, News, Students & Faculty|

Faculty member Don Lee, L.Ac. was featured in this month’s issue of Health! A nationally recognized expert in orthopedics and pain, Don teaches exclusively at YSU. Click on the link and read the article “A User’s Manual: Alternative Medicine” below.

A User’s Manual: Alternative Medicine

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