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December: Gratitude

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:00

Gratitude is defined by Oxford dictionaries as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Numerous studies conducted by researchers such as Shawn Achor, have demonstrated that being grateful can have powerful effects on our neurochemistry to help...

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November: Pivotal Season

Monday, 01 November 2021 09:00

The season of fall continues into November. According to the Nei Jing Su Wen, The Yellow Emperor’s Treatise on Internal Medicine; fall is the pivot in the cycle of the seasons.  The cycle begins with spring. Spring is the time of rebirth after winter. It has an outward energy, expanding energ...

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October: Pedal to the Metal

Friday, 01 October 2021 09:00

Fall is fast approaching and with Fall we enter the element of Metal (Jin 金). Metal represents not just autumn but also dryness and white coloration, and in TCVM it is considered superficial and light. Metal is also associated with the Lung. Lung Yin support the Lung Qi which controls the Lung fu...

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September: Late Summer Heat

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 09:00

With the coming of the late summer, Summer Heat, consisting of Heat and Damp, now starts to injure the Yin. This can manifest in many ways. This Heat and Damp may accumulate in the Exterior creating an obstruction to the flow of Qi, fluid (Jin-ye) and Blood in the channels and collaterals of the Ex...

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August: WATCVM's - What's New?

Sunday, 01 August 2021 08:00

It has been a great 2021 for WATCVM so far.  A lot of new updates and projects are in the works that we are excited to share with you! Our website homepage has gotten a facelift and has up-to-date information and events. The user’s menu has also been updated for easier access to account and ...

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July: Toxic Heat

Thursday, 01 July 2021 09:00

For half the world it is summertime! That means picnics, beaches, outdoor activities, and very hot weather! It is very easy to overheat in summer from Excess Heat (Summer Heat), or when Heat becomes trapped in the body and the body is unable to expel that heat. So, don’t forget your sunscreen, hat...

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June: I'm Stuck on Qi Stagnation

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 09:00

Ever feel like you’re stuck? Whether it’s on an idea, job tasks, or daily life, sometimes we feel as if things are getting stagnant. Stagnation comes from an obstruction, perhaps due to fatigue, frustration, lack of communication, stress, or uncertainty. If the flow of Qi is no longer free and f...

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May: Time is of the Essence

Saturday, 01 May 2021 09:00

There are days where it seems times flows too quickly or to slowly. Some days feel as thought here are not enough hours, while other days seem to have too many. Humans and animals both have internal clocks, and likely you’ve heard the phase ‘biological clock’ which refers to the circadian rhyt...

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April: Windy Spring

Thursday, 01 April 2021 09:00

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Winter is melting, and life is remerging from the recesses. The temperature is warming, and the spring wind brings with it the scent of fresh air and flowers. However, with spring comes an array of allergies that affects both humans and animals. Likely your aller...

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March: How Imbalance Causes Disease

Monday, 01 March 2021 09:00

During 2020, finding balance may have seen hard and out of reach with so much uncertainty. An important aspect of both life and TCVM is a balance between Yin and Yang energy within the body. We see Yin and Yang in every aspect of life and our daily routine; ho...

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