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  The F​ire Within Acupuncture & Wellness

Sky above me, Earth below me, Fire within me



Gift for a joyful life ~ Lychee

Posted by Tanya on June 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM Comments comments ()

Lychee from Chinese Li Zhi He is translated as 'Gift for a Joyful life', and surely lives up to its name. Besides being a superfruit, lychee contains vitamins and minerals that promote a healthy diet, fight against various diseases and is known for treating skin care, child growth, and strengthening the body. 

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Dragon Eyes - Now at your local supermarket!

Posted by Tanya on June 9, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments ()

Eyes of the Dragon

Longan is a tropical tree fruit and belongs to the family, lychee. It is native to Southeast Asia, including southern China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. and is highly used in Chinese medicine herbology. 

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Spirituality and Food: blog series part 3 of 3 ~ Dietary Transition

Posted by Tanya on July 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments ()

When toxins are discharged in the body during healing reactions, we need to use cleansing foods to help lighten this process: vegetables, fruit, and sprouts of seeds, grains, and legumes are most healing and beneficial. If there are feelings of c...

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Spirituality and Food: blog series part 2 of 3 ~ Healing Reactions

Posted by Tanya on July 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM Comments comments ()

Healing reactions present an opportunity to go back through everything not previously resolved in one's life. We carry our entire personal histories in our bodies. Every injury that did not heal fully - whethe...

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Spirituality and Food: blog series part 1 of 3 ~ Wearing One Hat

Posted by Tanya on July 3, 2012 at 4:30 PM Comments comments ()


A Chinese philosophy, a practice of avoiding evils is called "wearing one hat." The "hat' represents an action in a chain of causation. When we speak of unhealthy food - or hat, it can be a simple decision to not choose to eat these foods. In this case we wear only one hat. However, if unhealthy food is ...

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