Acupuncture in Amherst, MA

Linda Robinson-Hidas

How to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer weather can be extreme.  If we are not careful, when it is very hot we can get overheated. In the extreme, this can be an emergency.  Here are some helpful tips to stay cool and healthy in the August heat.

Are Your Eyes Red or Inflamed?

In the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver energy flows upward into the eyes. When this energy is flowing smoothly and working as it should, your vision is clear and sharp, you have efficient night vision and the eyes are bright and well-lubricated.

When out of balance, the liver can generate heat that rises upward. This heat can manifest

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Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the

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