Friday, November 8, 2013

How We Get Sick: The Causes of Illness According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Thursday December 5, 2013 
Greenstar Co-op, Ithaca NY

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) emphasizes balance as the key to good health. For example, it’s important to have balance between rest and activity, a balanced diet, and balance in temperature. Extremes in any aspect of life can become a cause of disease over time. Balance is relative to the individual; what is too much for one person may not be enough for another.

To determine a treatment plan in TCM, we look for what are called “Patterns of Disharmony.” To restore harmony, it’s essential to understand the primary cause of the imbalance.

In this class, Amanda Lewis, L.Ac, will cover the 3 primary causes of illness:

1.     Internal Causes (Emotions)
2.     External Causes (Climate factors)
3.     Other Causes (Diet, sleep, trauma, etc)

At the end of the class, Amanda will lead a tour through Greenstar, highlighting the various foods and supplements mentioned in the class.