What an intensely red tip reveals

The tip of the tongue correlates to the heart in traditional Chinese medicine. Coincidentally, the heart is also where our Shen, our spirit + mind resides.

If the tip of the tongue is noticeably red - think flaming red- that can indicate heat in…

Understanding the Wood element in traditional Chinese medicine

Spring has sprung! Little green sprouts that signify new life.
So cute & hopeful! We NEED this now.

The upward and outward nature of fresh Spring growth correlates to the Wood Element in Five Element theory. If you aren’t familiar, the Five…

THE 3 LEVELS OF QI, OR LIFE FORCE & HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS THEM

The fact that I can even use a descriptive such as “events in 2020” without listing the full details of the trauma we all experienced is a testament to the mire we still find ourselves immersed in…

USE THE 24 HOUR MERIDIAN CLOCK TO GET IT BACK IN SYNC

And just like that, it’s FALL! New seasons bring forth new routines. Our perception of time morphs during seasonal changes, but I’m going to hypothesize that things might feel more blurry than usual this Fall.

Keeping that in…

Hcastagno

Heather Castagno, L.Ac. Founder of Lilium Acupuncture + Herbs, a boutique holistic healthcare practice in Los Angeles.

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