Susan Tretakis

A TCM Roadmap: Thriving – Not Just Living

A TCM Roadmap: Thriving – Not Just Living

By Susan Tretakis – Coral Springs, Florida – If writing about healthy food and good nutrition in November wasn’t difficult enough, writing about taking some time for care for just yourself in the month of December walks a scary line between sanity and insanity. December heralds a month where everyone I know is running in too many directions at once. […]

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Food Matters

Food Matters

I have to be honest; for me, beginning in September and throughout December, I feel as if I am under a continual attack from a variety of poor, unhealthy food choices. Tempting choices. Foods that I rarely think about now literally scream my name – from the television, from the free samples being given out at markets, from recipes demonstrated daily […]

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Qi – Interrupted

Qi – Interrupted

People are asking me whether I am ever to go to write for Care Wellness again. My immediate reaction is one of surprise: the concept of having actual “followers”- people out there who read my posts – and people really think that my research into TCM, Chinese herbs and acupuncture amount to more than just my opinion – is, truly, astounding […]

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Smile and Say “Chee”

Smile and Say “Chee”

People who follow me on Facebook know that when I check-in for my acupuncture appointment, I usually tag the location with a somewhat glib “Getting my Qi balanced”. And just as usually, there is someone who sends me a text or Facebook message that bluntly asks, “What exactly are you talking about?” Truly, the concept of Qi is much more than a […]

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Acupuncture and the Theory of Yin and Yang

Acupuncture and the Theory of Yin and Yang

Most people have heard or read the words “Yin” and “Yang”; many are familiar with the Yin-Yang symbol consisting of a circle, divided by a curved line into a black (Yin) and white (Yang) side. That curved line symbolizes the constant change of balance between the Yin and Yang. Each side contains a small circle of the opposite color, demonstrating […]

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