You may have heard your Chinese medicine practitioner talk about “damp” conditions. What does this mean, and what are the symptoms of damp in the body? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, people with damp in the body may have loss of appetite, heavy and tired limbs, cold hands and feet, greasy and oily skin, sticky stool, and/or nausea. Gastroenteritis can also be caused by damp, and it is often easy for those with damp in the body to get sick and gain weight. So how can we remove damp from our bodies?Read More
It's been a while since my last contribution to the NECA blog. But I'm back and ready to continue talking about digestion. (You've all been waiting eagerly, I assume...) If you haven't seen the first two parts of this series, I suggest you scroll back and start there. Digestion is a step-by-step process. There is a definite launching point for the rest of the digestive cascade. It's like starting a great Netflix drama on season 3; without the proper set-up, the story line doesn't make any sense.
So, now you're all caught up on how the brain and nervous system set the table (heyyo!) for proper digestion. You know that chewing and salivating takes a lot of the burden off of the rest of the digestive tract. You know how simply changing a few tiny habits in those two northernmost points can help alleviate a wide range of digestive symptoms. So let's continue south to the stomach!Read More
I will be taking a leave of absence from NECA, starting immediately. This is so I can spend some time healing from chronic pain issues. This is a temporary leave, and I hope to return to NECA as soon as possible. I wish to express my love and gratitude to everyone at NECA, patients and practitioners alike, that I have had the great fortune of working with.Read More