Traditional Chinese Medicine

Tuning into the Summer Season, by Jade (JO) Oswald, R.TCMP.!
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Tuning into the Summer Season, by Jade (JO) Oswald, R.TCMP.!

As the days get longer and the temperatures start to increase into the double digits we are well on our way to the hottest and brightest time of year, SUMMER! Here in the northern hemisphere summer is often recognized as starting at the moment the sun is farthest north or the “Summer Solstice” around June…

Is Cupping & Gua Sha right for you? Some clinical FAQs
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Is Cupping & Gua Sha right for you? Some clinical FAQs

With the profile of both cupping and gua sha being on the rise in media and medicine in recent years, many people are coming to Heart & Hands entirely new to experiencing these therapeutic modalities. It is both fun and rewarding to introduce people to these unique tools, and people often leave their first session…

H&H and Green Muse Collab: Chinese Tea Eggs
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H&H and Green Muse Collab: Chinese Tea Eggs

Eggs are a nutritious, versatile, magical ingredient and here is one way to spice them up, making them more flavorful and digestible! This is also the perfect opportunity to showcase some beautiful, organic and fair trade spices carried by our wonderful friends at Green Muse Herbs (located at 1038 Fort St), which are featured in…

Workshop: Supporting Immunity with Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Workshop: Supporting Immunity with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Sunday March 24th, 1:00 – 3:00pm Sliding scale $10-20, 12 spots availableHeart & Hands Health Collective, 851 Cormorant St. Facilitated by Christina Chan, R.Ac. & Jaay (Jade) Kulhawy-Bartlett, R.Ac.*Hand-outs and a moxa stick provided, please bring a pen and your curiosity! MASKING REQUIRED – we are prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and…

Lunar New Year Tang Yuan to support the Kidneys
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Lunar New Year Tang Yuan to support the Kidneys

This is another childhood favorite that I enjoyed during colder months, an especially popular dessert that we ate during Lunar New Year. These sticky rice dumplings (tang yuan), filled with slightly sweet black sesame and walnut paste, floating in a fragrant sweet ginger syrup are chewy, texturally satisfying, easily digestible and warming for your insides….

Supporting Immunity using Traditional Chinese Medicine: Workshop at Victoria Anarchist Book Fair
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Supporting Immunity using Traditional Chinese Medicine: Workshop at Victoria Anarchist Book Fair

Getcher MOXA ON and other such excellent immunity boosting strategies!! Learn some basics for supporting and building immunity based on centuries old ancestral traditions as part of the 18th Annual Victoria Anarchist Book Fair! Supporting Immunity using Traditional Chinese Medicine  Sunday Sept 24, 12:00-12:50pm (Outdoor tent, weather permitting) Cold and flu season is upon us…

Sarah & David’s Summer Season Tips!
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Sarah & David’s Summer Season Tips!

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer is associated with the fire element and corresponds to the Heart organ system. During the summer months, both our environment and our bodies are filled with Yang energy. This is a time of heat, movement, activity, abundance and socializing within our community. In contrast, winter often brings a pull…

Sarah & David’s Spring Season Tips
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Sarah & David’s Spring Season Tips

Spring is the time of renewal, growth and new beginnings. According to the philosophy of Five Elements of Chinese Medicine, spring corresponds to the “Wood” element, which correlates to the Liver and Gallbladder energies. The Liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of Qi (energy) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and…