Friday, October 1, 2010

Why Are We Always So Busy? How to Balance Yin and Yang

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 5:30-7pm
Greenstar’s Meeting Room
Amanda Lewis, L.Ac

The philosophy of Yin and Yang is the foundation of Chinese Medicine, both in theory and application. Learning to mindfully apply these principles as we engage in every day life can help us to feel more healthy, energetic, and in harmony with our surroundings.

So many of us feel chronically busy—almost as though we just can’t stop. Why is it so hard to really relax? From the perspective of Chinese Medicine, in order to maintain stability in the outer world as well as in the body, there must be a healthy balance of both Yin and Yang activities. For many of us these days, the dynamic is clearly more heavily weighted toward an excess of Yang, or habitual activity, which over time can lead to a significant depletion of Yin.

This class will explore the following questions:

• What are Yin and Yang?
• How did things get so Yang?
• The Importance of Preserving Yin
• How to Cultivate our Yin

Certain supplements and foods can be used to help nourish the Yin aspect of the body. Amanda will highlight these at the end of the class, followed by a brief tour through Greenstar to locate the foods and supplements mentioned in the class.


Amanda Lewis is nationally board-certified and licensed in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Colorado and has seven years of experience in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She currently sees patients at the PADMA Center for Natural Therapies in downtown Ithaca and at the Orthopedic Associates clinic in Binghamton.

To schedule a consultation with Amanda, call (607) 768-5958