Maile McKain

The Winter Solstice tradition involves burning old grievances and welcoming new dreams around a bonfire. The pivot from the setting sun’s energy to the rising sun’s energy is emphasized, highlighting the importance of moving from darkness to light. Understanding the Gallbladder system’s role in physical and emotional flexibility is crucial for embracing change.

In traditional Chinese medicine, each solar term is associated with specific health considerations and recommendations to align with the seasonal changes. “Dàxuě” (Greater Snow) marks the period of early December when the weather becomes significantly colder, and snow may start falling in some regions. A fundamental concept of Eastern medicine is that illness is created […]

As a practitioner of Eastern medicine, I look for the root cause of disease in the dysfunction of the internal organs. If I were to choose the one organ that comes up the most consistently as the root of dysfunction, it would be the stomach. Looking to the Stomach In Eastern medicine, the stomach is […]

In a recent episode of Peter Attia, MD’s podcast, a fascinating discussion occurred surrounding the topic of blood pressure. Controlling blood pressure is crucial because elevated blood pressure increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Maintaining healthy blood pressure levels can significantly reduce the likelihood of these potentially life-threatening conditions […]

Join Us for Sunrise Qi Gong on the Summer Solstice! Date: June 21, 2023 Time: 5:45 am (Meeting Time) Location: Top of Park City Hill Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year! Be Present for the Majestic Sunrise at 5:55 am Start your summer off with a revitalizing and energizing experience! Join us for a […]

The Fire element holds significant importance in Chinese medicine, as it represents not only physical aspects but also emotional and spiritual well-being. Healing and balancing the Fire element is essential for overall health, particularly during summer when its energy is most active. The Fire element governs the energy of the heart and small intestine, and […]

Reflect, Balance, and Thrive with These Essential Questions to Embrace Presence, Spontaneity, and Connection Fire Seasonal Health Inventory Checklist I encourage you to reflect on the following questions and identify areas needing attention to take stock of your Fire Season Health: I. Heart: Presence II. Heart: Spontaneity and Chaos III. Heart: Escapism and Burnout IV. […]

Maintaining optimal health and well-being is a top priority for women. While proper nutrition and hydration are well-known factors, the significance of electrolytes is often overlooked. In this blog post, we delve into the invaluable research conducted by Dr. Stacy Sims, a renowned expert in women’s physiology and sports nutrition. We explore the vital role […]