Chinese medicine teaches that health arises from the harmony between people and nature. In texts thousands of years old, the wisdom of balancing rest and activity, eating with the seasons, exercising and maintaining emotional harmony was laid out, while herbs and acupuncture were used to correct imbalances that arose from the stressors of modern life. Modern life has come a long way since then, and humans are ever more out of balance with nature. The twin crises of coronavirus and climate change are transforming the way we live and adding to our collective eco-angst and concern over our own health.
My vision of sustainable medicine is an approach to healing that sees human health in the context of planetary health.
You might call it a bio-psycho-social-eco model of health.
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To schedule a consultation to learn more about Chinese medical treatment or holistic nutrition counseling, call AIMC Berkeley’s clinic at 510.666.8248, or book online by visiting: https://aimc.janeapp.com/locations/the-professional-clinic/book.
Nishanga Bliss, DAIM, DSc, LAc
Nishanga Bliss is a holistic doctor and educator who believes that personal and planetary health are interdependent. She teaches Chinese and integrative medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California, where she practices in the community clinic, offering nutrition consults, herbal medicine and acupuncture.
A former chef, Nishanga loves kitchen medicine and practicing the ancient healing art of fermentation. Her book, Real Food All Year dives deeply into the practice of eating with the seasons, weaving the ancient wisdom of Chinese medical nutrition together with nutrition science and real world culinary know-how.
To schedule a consultation to learn more about Chinese medical treatment or holistic nutrition counseling, call AIMC Berkeley’s clinic at 510.666.8248.
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2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704