Tea 101

Green Tea: is plucked, rolled, and fired (dried). The firing arrests the natural oxidation and enzymatic action that takes place in a freshly harvested tea leaf. The process preserves the natural antioxidants and fresh, vegetal flavors of the fresh leaf. White Tea: is special, hand-selected green tea that contains the …

Insomnia and Traditional Medicine

From time to time, most people have nights where they cannot sleep, tossing and turning in frustration, wondering how they are going to get through the next day. For some people, however, this is a nightly occurrence, either not being able to get to sleep, or falling asleep but then …

9 Common Questions About Acupuncture

1. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of integrative medicine in which fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body for alleviating a wide range of symptoms. 2. Where did it originate? Acupuncture originated in China over 3000 years ago. It is a therapeutic method now practiced …

Reasons To Practice Yoga

Stress relief: The practice of yoga is well-demonstrated to reduce the physical effects of stress on the body. The body responds to stress through a fight-or-flight response, which is a combination of the sympathetic nervous system and hormonal pathways releasing cortisol, “the stress hormone”, from the adrenal glands. Cortisol is …

The Benefits of Yoga

All body types can benefit from yoga! Simply defined, yoga is disciplining the body through breath control, meditation, and specific body movements and postures. No matter what body type you have or what insecurities or ‘problem areas’ you have, yoga can improve flexibility, muscle tone, and improve energy. In addition …

Acupuncture Benefits for Everyone

If you’ve never tried acupuncture before, the thought might make you a little nervous. This is especially true if you are someone with an aversion to needles. While it is completely natural to have some apprehension over trying acupuncture, it is also important to be aware of the numerous benefits …

The Health Benefits of Tea

Teas are wonderful health enhancers, and can become a positive habit that protects and energizes your body. The word ‘tea’ can encompass many different types of drinks. Genuine tea comes from a specific plant, Camellia Sinensis. From there we get five major types of tea: green, oolong, white, black, and …