Discover how to rebalance Your Elements and achieve healing for the body with everyday foods.
5 Mondays together, starting June 22.
What are the 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine?
The Ancient Chinese believed that the cycles of nature and the 5 seasons have a deep connection to the chronobiology of the human body. This belief is rooted in the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the 5 Elements Theory.
The 5 indispensable materials needed for life on earth include: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. In TCM, this Elements Theory is used to classify the human body's physical structure, to explain the functions of the 5 Zang Organs, and to remind us of the cyclical phases of life within us.
When we begin to look at our body as a connected whole and as a smaller cosmo of the larger cosmo, we can begin to see similarities in the patterns of our body, just as we see them in Nature. We can begin to understand how to take a more holistic and seasonal approach to achieving balance, through all stages of life.
*Optional add-on (please email for price): 1:1 coaching for 5 weeks to help you to understand your personal needs through TCM diagnosis techniques. I will look at your Elemental Composition and assess your symptoms to work with you to develop sustainable conscious eating habits and based on your. If you are interested in bundling this offering with this course, please email me.
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My earliest memories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began in the living room of my childhood home, where my dad, Dr. Sun, held his first Acupuncture space. At a young age, I saw the myriad of herbs he would pull together for his patients. Our basement was an apothecary, our kitchen filled with my pieces from my Operator set, and the living room served patients. After immigrating to New York City from Shanghai in the 1970s, my parents, like many other immigrants of New York, left everything they ever knew, to build a brand new life from scratch.
As a first generation American-born-Chinese kid growing up in NYC, it was hard to understand why my parents didn't pack me Capri-suns and Fig Newtons in my lunchbox. Instead of letting me wear short-shorts and slurp Ralph's Italian ices all Summer long, I was taught to always drinking warm water no matter what, make sure my feet were never freezing cold, and to listen to my body and treat it well.
While having practiced Chinese Medicine for a lifetime with my dad, it wasn't until a few years ago that I truly started to feel like I wanted to step into this world and be a champion of this beautiful, complex, and deeply connected world of ancient healing and wisdom. My friends and family were all beginning to seek holistic and alternative forms of health, and they would come to me and I would send them to my dad.
My turning point came when I saw the wellness industry seem to explode with all sorts of Qi Balancing, Yin Boosting, He Shou Wu touting products for this-that-and the other. Appalled by the lack of direction consumers face today in navigating "what wellness products should I take and why", I felt the need to step up and bring clear and medically supported guidance in navigating the natural way to being well.
I am making a step towards building a lineage of Traditional Healers and continuing the legacy that my dad, Dr. Sun, has created. This is inspired by a life long learning of my own culture and heritage that came thousands of years before me. And together we will learn, appreciate, and share the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Welcome to a world of inspiration: here to teach you how to listen to your body, feed it what it needs, and give you the tools to understand how to rebalance the yin to your yang with everyday foods.
Modern Chinese Wellness, from my family to yours.
- Jennifer Sun