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Learning Reiki

October 15, 2013 1:05 pm

Some of the most common questions I hear about reiki are what is attunements work, what are the different practitioner levels, and who can become a practitioner. First, anyone can be attuned or learn reiki. Regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs, age (there are even classes for children), background, state of health…it’s for anyone with a willingness to learn or who is drawn to it. To become a reiki practitioner there is class work, including the history of reiki, how the energy works, learning what are the chakras, among many other things. However, to be a practitioner there is more than just classwork. The reiki energy is transferred from the teacher to the student, which is what we call the attunement, a bit like an initiation to receiving the reiki energy. It’s a relatively short process in which the student stays seated and relaxed with their eyes closed, much like a meditation. The process in which the energy is shared is a sacred process using symbols and techniques created by one of the first reiki masters, Mrs. Takata. No experience is ever the same during an attunement, it varies from student to student with each attunement. Some common experiences are seeing different... View Article

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Healthy Living

October 10, 2013 1:29 pm

Hi everyone!This is Dr. Lee. Thank you for checking out our blog.We at the Traditional Eastern Medicine, Inc. are committed to helping you achieve your optimal health.  I believe this is essential in finding fulfillment and happiness in life. In addition to offering acupuncture and herbal medicine, we also provide complementary modalities such as teas, tuina massage, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, etc. when appropriate. But the most important ingredient in finding and staying on the road to health is life style habits. So on my first blog, I would like to explore some of these health promoting life style habits. We all know we can do more to stay healthy and fit. You know, being healthy and fit not only provide benefits to the body but also to the mind and psyche. In fact, in traditional eastern medicine we don’t separate physical fitness from mental and emotional fitness. The two are integral part of the whole.With that in mind, I would like to discuss exercising. For many of you, exercise is already an essential part of your week. For all of you out there, kudos! But for the rest of us, it may seem daunting to try and squeeze exercising into your... View Article

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Wild Yam Root

September 27, 2013 4:36 pm

photo by Rachel Playe   You may have noticed that we’re prescribing you loose herbs and teas to drink as well as tea pills. Each month we’ll give you an in depth look at what we have in stock.Wild yam Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) is used to lower triglycerides, treat menstrual cramps, pms, menopause, upset stomach, and coughs. Wild yam also contains beta carotene, the antioxidant that is important in maintaining a healthy cholesterol level. Wild yam root contain diosgenin. Diosgenin is a teriod sapogenin which can be chemically converted into a hormone called progesterone (an intermediate in cortisone production). The progesterone isn’t readily available to the body, it cannot convert the diosgenin well enough on its own. However, once extracted in the lab it is quite powerful. Diosgenin was used to make the first birth control pills in the 1960s. In Chinese medicine wild yam is called shan yao; it affects the kidneys, lungs and spleen. Shan yao is used to calm hot flashes. It acts as a tonic for the qi and yin of the spleen and kidney. To help with fertility, take the shan yao during the two weeks following the last day of your menses. Dosage To take wild yam,... View Article

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