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5 Hacks to Beat the Fall Blues!

5 Hacks to Beat the Fall Blues!

Ever feel blue when the fall season arrives?  If yes, you are not alone!  For many of us, the blues can set in with the changing of the seasons, particularly changing from the longer, warmer days of summer to shorter Fall and Winter days with less sunlight and colder temperatures.  Making sure that you are taking extra care of your Heart and Lungs during the fall and winter months may help you to better manage the darker, colder months.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), “Heart Health” is not just about physical fitness, it is about deep contentment with one’s life...

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Simone Wan Moran

Why Can’t I Fall Asleep at Night?

Why Can’t I Fall Asleep at Night?

Something most people don’t know is that we have a “body clock” that regulates the energy going into each of our organs, at different times of the day. This clock can also be called our circadian rhythm, which is roughly a 24 hour cycle in the physiological process of living beings.  Circadian rhythms are important in determining the sleeping and feeding patterns of all animals, including human beings.   Science Daily says that there are clear patterns of brain wave activity, hormone production, cell regeneration and other biological activities linked to different times during this daily cycle. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our thyroid and adrenal...

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Simone Wan Moran

Recover Fast and Get Back in the Game!

Recover Fast and Get Back in the Game!

Recovery, as I’m sure you’ve heard, is important for our body’s healing process.  What can we do to recover fast?  Let's talk about why we are sore in the first place.  When we work out, we break down muscle, which has to be rebuilt.  And with muscle breakdown, we can have some soreness and discomfort.  The soreness and mild discomfort is brought on by inflammation—the body’s natural response is to send in the troops—blood and other support—to heal tissue and make it stronger.  So, some amount of soreness is natural and normal.  However, we all can overdo our workouts, which can...

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Simone Wan Moran

6 Tricks to help ease PMS and Cramps!

6 Tricks to help ease PMS and Cramps!

It just seems unfair that every month we have to revisit the PMS/Cramps issue.  Is there a natural way we can prevent this monthly drudgery so we can continue our daily routine without moodiness and cramps?  As a practitioner of Traditional Medicine, I help my patients by suggesting some easy tips to incorporate into their wellness menstrual routine.  These are tried and true and I’m happy to be sharing them with you today!   3 Tricks to Less PMS PMS can be accentuated by stress, hormones, and our diet.  Our body is building up blood to prepare for the menstrual flow.  It’s almost...

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Simone Wan Moran