Rising Spring Energy: Herbs for the Liver and Gallbladder

In the Traditional Chinese system of medicine (TCM) there are 5 elements, each of which is associated with a season. The element associated with spring is the wood element: the upward rising energy of new growth, new beginnings, and renewal. The wood element governs growing structures like the trunk and limbs of a tree or […] Read more »

Early Spring Gardening

We’ve had a few mild sunny days here in the Mid-Atlantic, and it’s easy to get over-excited about Spring gardening. But the final frost date in our area is May 15th, so it’s not quite time yet to go full tilt into digging and planting. Still, if you’re eager to get out there and get […] Read more »