Friday, November 02, 2012

Healing Seasonal Anger using Traditional Chinese Medicine - PhotoHunt

PhotoHunt theme : Seasonal/Anger

Great for nutritious soups

Seasonal change brings a change in our diet. As the weather turns rainy and becomes cooler, it is important to nurture and nourish our body Qi (energy). Over-indulgence of food during the year end seasonal festivities are common, so we need to detox our bodies to prepare for the outburst of new life and energy in the spring. :D

Fresh live fishes for sale

A friend is worried as her family members are experiencing depression or explosive rage along with irritation, frustration, and aggression during this gloomy season.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the liver and gallbladder govern our ability to have clarity, focus, and make sound judgements. When the liver and gallbladder are functioning properly, we are able to manage anger and stress in a positive, healthy way

Bull frogs 

We travelled to Chinatown to buy fresh ingredients to prepare nutritious herbal soups. She was not too keen to try the bullfrogs and eels. :P

To maintain free-flow of energy (Qi ) in the body, we need to have healthy liver and gall bladder.


Detox with a bowl of nutritious herbal soup


Acupuncture or a massage can also be of benefit as it works specifically with the energy of the season to maintain equilibrium of Qi.




51 comments:

  1. I'm vegetarian so a lot of these remedies aren't for me. But I do love a good back massage!

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  2. ladyfi,
    Ooops... but there are remedies for vegetarians too.

    A good back massage is always welcome by all. :)

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  3. I think that's very true ! There is even a German proverb who says "A louse crossed your liver" which means "Is something bugging you". Acupuncture is great, once long time ago I had a "burn out" and it was acupuncture which helped me. All this becomes more and more in "fashion" here. People start to believe in chinese medecine and methods, because they are healthy and no chemicals are involved.

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  4. so interesting in trying chinese traditional medicine for my little aches and pain. and of course if i can have massage 3x a day, that would be perfect, right? no anger will enter this body :)

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  5. Gattina,
    So Europeans are aware of the benefits of Chinese treatments and medicine. I have several American friends who go for regular acupunture which relieves them of their aches and pains.

    The Traditional Chinese Medicine may seem slow in healing but it does work and has no side effects.

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  6. ewok,
    lol.... massage 3 times a day is too excessive. Depending on what aches and pains, usually once a fortnight is good enough.

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  7. For me it's the sun that I need during the gloomy season (winter). I know that many cultures have unique ways to deal with the change of seasons. Yours is most interesting.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  8. Since moving to Hong Kong, I've become a big fan of 24 herbs tea -- which I find helps minimise cold/flu symptoms, etc. But acupuncture -- I tried it in Penang a couple of times -- never again, aiyaiyai! ;b

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  9. Sandee,
    We see too much of the sun in Singapore, we want some snow .....lol

    Have a terrific weekend!

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  10. YTSL,
    I am not a fan of the 24 herbs tea, I notice it is popular in HK. You should try the authentic acupuncture in HK or Shenzhen lah! ayah!

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  11. Trying to live healthy these days :) Acupuncture eased my tennis elbow a couple of years ago.
    Enjoy your weekend, ECL! about the dark pumpkins: I have only tried the orange ones, love pumpkin soup!

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  12. Mar,
    Good to hear that acupuncture helps your ailment.

    I love pumpkin soup too.

    Have a terrific weekend, Mar!

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  13. Interesting perspectives on maintaining calm

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  14. Hi ECL, great healthy take on the dual themes. The herbal soup and massage looks so good.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. magiceye,
    I was reading articles my New Dehli friend emailed me, there are interesting remedies in India too. Would love to try some of them.

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  16. Trekcapri,
    Herbal soups are wonderfully comforting food during cold weather. :)

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  17. Love the wonders of TCM which even some western medical doctors would scratch their heads. Dunno how to say in English where our body has 'false fire' and cough alone they can have so many different types like 'hot and wet cough' etc.

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  18. Bom dia! Gostei demais de saber sobre a importância do equilíbrio do fígado e vesícula biliar! Belas imagens, um abraço!

    O mirante da imagem

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  19. I went in a similar direction this week with seasonal foods!

    Have a super weekend.

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  20. I think I'd want the massage to manage my anger, but the soup could be yummy too! my Photo Hunt blog entry!

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  21. Love this post! I can be sure that seasonal candy corn would be of NO benefit to any kind of seasonal disorder.
    Happy Hunting y'all~
    Sandi

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  22. Great take on the themes. Interesting information and shots.

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  23. Great photos and post for the theme. I always learn something new when I visit you. Thanks for coming to vist me.

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  24. bullfrogs!? hmmm.. :X i love herbal soup too but don't know how to make haha..

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  25. My mom talk about eating frog legs when she was younger.
    I try to do a detox every so often but my diet isn't strictly crap.

    Coffee is on.

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  26. "Alternative" medicine is finding a place in the US as well...there are some MDs who will even suggest it sometimes.

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  27. I rather go for massage than buy a new outfit. Is it Imperial soup shop? been a few times.

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  28. mmm eating our anger away, en route to better health... not a bad mode of taking care of ourselves =]

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  29. Interesting. I did keep wondering though about those who have had their gall bladder removed because of gall stones.

    My seasonal is at http://hindmarsh-island.com/?p=919

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  30. Thanks Chica for stopping by. Love your photos.

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  31. Bananaz,
    I am constantly amazed at what TCM can do for some of the ailments. The treatments take time but they work. By 'false fire', you mean the heat?

    I like TCM as it gets to the roots of the problem.

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  32. Lina,
    You deserve a good massage after that awesome race, girl.

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  33. Bia,

    Translation :
    Good morning! I get to know a lot about the importance of balancing the liver and gallbladder! Beautiful images, a hug!

    That's wonderful. Hugs to you too!

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  34. JDeQ,
    But the ingredients you had were not available in Singapore :P

    Would love to taste the dishes you made.

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  35. Sue,
    A good massage and a yummy soup of soup - Heaven! :D

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  36. Sandi,
    The candy corn would bring tooth decay, I want to keep my teeth for a longer time. haha...

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  37. ancient one,
    I learn new things at your blog too. :)

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  38. Monica,
    They were huge frogs :D

    Learn how to boil herbal soup lah, good for you and your bf. :)

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  39. peppylady,
    I was told frog legs are sold in supermarkets in USA too. Our bodies need a detox regularly.

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  40. Sallie,
    I am seeing more friends from USA and parts of Europe asking me about TCM. Glad that some have found it useful in curing their ailments which plague them for years.

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  41. Ann,
    After a good massage, can still spend on an outfit lah to look nice. Inner beauty and physical beauty :D

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  42. ian,
    Hey.... love your 'eating your anger away'! But must eat the right stuff or else can get angrier. lol

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  43. vicki,
    For those who have their gallbladder removed, there are other TCM treatments and remedies for it. :)

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  44. I think I need a good massage right now! Haha!

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  45. It's raining daily here in KL! The sun comes out for a short while and then it's all cloudy and gloomy again! Not that I'm complaining but it's getting cold!!

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  46. I need some of those herbal soups to warm myself in this rainy weather!

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  47. foongpc,
    It's the rainy season here in Singapore too. The temperature is cooler and I prefer it. :)

    Due to the cooler weather, I need to make adjustment to the types of food I cook. A bowl of warm soup is the best meal in such cool weather.

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  48. excellent post! thank you

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