LIFESTYLE

Those who nuture: Nicole Berrie – Bonberi

What does being a nurturer mean to you?  A nurturer means being present & acting from your heart but also retaining and protecting your own energy. What are your self-care rituals to stay grounded throughout the day?  Morning meditation, kundalini breath work, moving meditation ie. working out/sweating! What is the...

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LIFESTYLE

Those who nuture: Veladya Chapman – Earth Mama Medicine

What does being a nurturer mean to you?  A nurturer is someone who stewards. Someone who does not seek to change, alter or destroy that with which they nurture. They care for it with unconditional love.    What are your self-care rituals to stay grounded throughout the day?  Meditation and...

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TCM

Traditional Medicine in Modern Chinese Communities

The history of Traditional Chinese Medicine represents a culmination of thousands of years of Chinese philosophy, spirituality, and seasonal well-being. Originating in Daoism, the ancient Chinese sages rooted TCM beliefs and practices to nature, always believing in following the “Dao” or living with the flow of things as they are...

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TCM

Celebrating the history of TCM in the US

While TCM has been studied, practiced, and formally taught in China for over 4000 years, the integration of TCM has ebbed and flowed over the last 200 years in the United States. Acupuncture remained relatively foreign to the US until James Reston, New York Times Columnist, fell ill on his...

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Sip, Soak, Breathe

There’s so many women to celebrate when it comes to Mother’s Day, so ORA’s making it easy to celebrate them all. For your mom, your grandma, your pregnant friends, new moms, and more, we’ve curated a collection of luxury gift sets to give them all a moment of mellow.  Sip,...

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ORA UPDATES

Stop Asian Hate

We stand in solidarity with the AAPI and Asian diaspora community after the recent rise in acts of racism. We remain committed to amplifying their voices and offering our support—now and always.    Here is how ORA is taking action to #STOPASIANHATE. We’ll continue to update this page as new announcements are...

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LIFESTYLE

Real Wellness for Real Women

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that a woman* cycles through life every 7 years. The Kidney Jing, responsible for our puberty and eventual menopause, peaks at age 7 and continues to give us cycles of life until our moon days are over. In practice, this means various rituals...

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TCM

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is the first new moon of the new lunar year. The holiday starts on Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 11th, and ends on the sixth day of the New Lunar Year on February 17th. Sometimes also called the Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year is a...

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ACUPRESSURE

Tongue Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tongue Diagnosis is considered to be one of the most important tools used by acupuncturists to understand your constitution, AKA your body’s yin-yang balance. Based on the ancient classic approach to understanding the body and it’s interconnected meridian channels, all the major organs pass through the tongue. As such,...

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Reset your Qi

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi is the carrier of life force in the body. Qi also represents the vital fluids and the energy that flows through our bodies. If Qi is blocked, we feel irritable, restless, anxious, and sluggish. If Qi is free flowing and well nourished, we feel balanced,...

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PREGNANCY

Pregnancy and Acupuncture: A Note from Kim

In a year full of milestones, it’s safe to say that for a lot of us, none of our plans for 2020 went according to plan. For me, a year that’s been arguably tainted by the pandemic was also the year I got married, the year I opened my acupuncture space, ORA,...

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Immunity: TCM approved lifestyle and food recommendations and get your through winter

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body’s Wei Qi (natural defense system) is the first protective layer that defends the body against external pathogens as well every-day stressors.  In order to maintain a positive healthy amount of Wei Qi, we need to ensure quality sleep, proper digestion, restore our immunity, and boost...

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