Late Summer: Chinese Medicine’s Fifth Season

The traditional seasons are Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. However, here in Maine we also recognize Mud Season, several weeks of sloppiness that comes between Winter and Spring. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) being based on Five Element theory also recognizes 5 Seasons. We are just coming into that 5th season now. Late Summer / Harvest Continue reading


Living in Harmony with the Seasons: Spring

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sprang from the observation of Nature and is organized around the interaction of the Nature’s 5 Elements; Water, Wood, Fire, Metal and Earth. Each of these 5 elements is associated with a specific season. According to this model remaining healthy is about keeping these elements in balance and living in harmony Continue reading