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The Spring Season and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Spring is a of time growth, renewal, and increasing light, warmth, and energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) each season is associated with one of the classical five elements. Spring is connected to the Wood element. This element reflects the nature of trees and plants to grow upward and outward. In spring we see new […]

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Spring Detox Series: What is Detoxification?

Cleansing or detoxifying, is the process of eliminating toxins or waste products from the body.  Toxins can be the natural byproduct of digestion and elimination as we learned in yesterday’s blog, or they can be from combating acute or chronic illness and dealing with stress.  We also encounter daily toxins in the air we breathe, […]

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Spring Detox Series: Understanding Your Liver

There are basically 4 major organs of elimination and detoxification: the liver, kidneys, intestines, and skin. Although each of these organs is important in its own special way, it could be argued that the liver is the most important of all. This is mostly due to the fact that the vast majority of toxins must […]

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I.V. Heavy Metal Chelation Therapy

What are heavy metals? Heavy metals are rather loosely defined, but they are a subset of elements that exhibit metallic properties such as transition metals and other metalloid elements. Some heavy metals such as iron, zinc, copper, cobalt and manganese are necessary for proper physiological function at low levels; however, at higher concentrations these metals […]

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Detoxification

Why should I detoxify? Detoxification is the process of neutralizing or transforming toxins into a less offensive substance. As a part of normal physiological function our body creates toxins that need to be eliminated, and it has set up the proper systems to do so. However, in today’s environment there are a variety of substances […]

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