traditional chinese medicine

Do you have low energy in the afternoon?

June 15, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today we are talking about Low Energy Do you have low energy in the afternoon? Do you wake up feeling tired, have troubles focusing and also lack drive, concentration and motivation? Today my friend Jeff from Coastal Acupuncture and Wellness is here to help. Jeff is a Registered Acupuncturist and has been in practice since […]

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Improve Digestion with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong

May 25, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Improve Digestion with Qi Gong Today we’re talking about the Best Time of Day for Digestion I’m here today with my friend Jeff from Coastal Acupuncture and Wellness. Jeff is a Registered Acupuncturist and has been in practice since 2000. He is a licensed member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists […]

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Forest Tea Party and Crystal Singing Bowls

May 16, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Strawberry Beaches Forever: Vlog #15 My week started with a Forest Tea party and foraging for herbs from the forest to make tea for a tea party. Our forest tea had blackberry leaves, grand fir needles and licorice fern root and tasted like Frances King Forest. 🙂 I met and visited Boreal Folk at a […]

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Slugs and Jeff on Vlog 14

May 9, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Slugs, Whales and Jeff We start out our week with some collaborative filming with Jeff Chand from Coastal Acupuncture and Wellness in Victoria B.C. We filmed a few videos together drawing on Jeff´s expertise of traditional Chinese medicine and had a lot of laughs. On Wednesday we took a trip to Saturna Island. It is […]

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Vlog #5 Tamari Roasted Almonds and Salt and Vinegar Almonds and Lady Moss

March 14, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Vlog #5 If you are not interested in seeing more cherry blossoms, this week, then this vlog is definitely not for you! I had to stop myself from filming anymore cherry blossoms this week. Spring is in full bloom here in Victoria, BC. We start our week with a walk through downtown Victoria. I show […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 21: Kidney and Bladder Meridians with Dr Melissa West

February 21, 2010 Melissa's Blog Posts

Yoga with Melissa 21 is a fabulous class for back pain, stress, and exhaustion.  In this yoga class we return to the kidney and bladder meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The kidneys are the dominant organ of winter and rule the water element and all the fluid systems in the body including circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine […]

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