Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

Jiling Lin, L.Ac. is an Earth-centered acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She cultivates thriving health for fellow healthcare practitioners, artists, and athletes through holistically accessible clinical and educational support, specializing in managing pain, chronic illness, and psycho-spiritual wellness. Jiling connects wilderness, creativity, and Spirit through both internal and external environmental stewardship. She facilitates integrative embodied- wellness events nationally and internationally, including wilderness- immersion retreats, herbal workshops, community acupuncture, and emergency medical support. Between patients and students, Jiling is hiking, backpacking, surfing, climbing, and botanizing around Ventura, and beyond. For consultation info and more, visit JilingLin.com.
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Free & Easy Wanderer Incense Recipe

 

I love small rituals. Having lived out of a backpack for most of my twenties and still traveling a lot in my thirties, small yet potent packages of transportable sweetness help me create a sense of belonging no matter where I land. On most adventures, I commune with the landscape of my inner and outer terrain with my traveling trifecta of tea, journal, and incense.

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East Asian Herbal Liniment + Poultice Recipe

My acupuncture clinic is perhaps similar to a martial arts studio. Nobody punches or kicks in my clinic, at least not on purpose, but I support people as they fight through aches and pains from injuries both acute and chronic. After treating pain-related conditions with acupuncture, I often aid recovery by rubbing a liniment, or Die Da Jiu (跌打酒), into achy joints and tissues. The aromatic herbs and precious resins in this formula scent my treatment room like an ancient apothecary, while moving stuck traumas, helping tissues release their stored issues, and lending a golden glow to affected areas.

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How to Use TCM Herbs for Nourishing Soups

As the days shorten, plants send their energy to their roots and go to seed, while deciduous trees shed their leaves. We cozy up in warmer clothes, stack firewood, and start storing up our food and energy reserves for the winter. In autumn, we transition from the more active yang seasons of spring and summer into the more restful yin seasons of autumn and winter. We too send our energies underground, sleeping and eating more, and moving and doing less. In autumn, we bundle, store, and prepare for the more fallow winter season ahead, when the world rests.

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Supporting the Heart and Spleen Meridians Through TCM + Recipe

As our days lengthen into the summer months, we welcome more time with the sun and fire, the Element associated with summer, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Going on vacation with our families, playing with kids, and celebrating with friends, we welcome joyous playfulness into our lives, igniting and inspiring our Shen (神), or Spirit.

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Welcome Spring by Moving Liver Qi

As we welcome spring into our worlds and bodies, we also welcome the energies of the Wood Element, and its associated emotion of anger. Anger manifests in many forms. It’s a natural and powerful energy that rises up from our values and our sense of self. We can choose to express our healthy anger clearly, calmly, and with integrity. We allow anger’s upward moving energy to move through and out of our bodies, initiating the powerful changes needed in our lives and worlds. Exercise, fresh foods, nervines, aromatics, and bitters can help support this natural movement.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Formula for Winter Wellness


In Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) Five Element theory, water is the element of winter and it governs the kidney and bladder meridian channels. Welcome to the north, place of coldness, the Great Mystery, that liminal place between birth and death, hibernation, and gentle yet powerful underground transformation. Miles and miles of infinite expansive water flows, seen and unseen, across the planet. 60% of our bodies are water. 

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Formula for Autumn Wellness


In autumn, seeds drop to the earth and lie still. Similarly, we prepare to hibernate for the winter by drawing inward and consolidating our energy. Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Metal element is associated with autumn. Metal governs the Lung and Large Intestine meridians, with their functions of inspiration and excretion, appropriate storage and release.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Formula for Summer Wellness


The twelve organ systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) connect with their western biomedical counterparts, but aren’t limited to western understandings of locations or functions. In TCM, each organ system includes not only the organ’s location, but also primary meridian lines, collateral lines, sinew channels, and more. The Five Elements of Chinese medicine—Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal—and their associated seasonal changes correlate with these organ systems.

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Support Spring Immunity with Traditional Chinese Medicine


In spring, buds burst with potential energy, flowers push up from under the snow, and, according to Chinese medicine, the Wind blows change, energy, and wellness disturbances hither and thither. Spring is associated with the Wood element, in its upward, outward expansion and infinite possibilities.

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Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

Jiling Lin, L.Ac. is an Earth-centered acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She cultivates thriving health for fellow healthcare practitioners, artists, and athletes through holistically accessible clinical and educational support, specializing in managing pain, chronic illness, and psycho-spiritual wellness. Jiling connects wilderness, creativity, and Spirit through both internal and external environmental stewardship. She facilitates integrative embodied- wellness events nationally and internationally, including wilderness- immersion retreats, herbal workshops, community acupuncture, and emergency medical support. Between patients and students, Jiling is hiking, backpacking, surfing, climbing, and botanizing around Ventura, and beyond. For consultation info and more, visit JilingLin.com.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

Free & Easy Wanderer Incense Recipe

When mixing and shaping incense by hand, we reconnect with our indigenous roots of shaping the earth, building rituals, and serenading our ancestors with songs carried on spiraling smoke. 
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

April 22, 2022

East Asian Herbal Liniment + Poultice Recipe

Make your own East Asian Medicine Die Da Jiu liniment and keep this topical preparation handy to meet the inevitable slings and arrows of an active life.
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

December 17, 2021

How to Use TCM Herbs for Nourishing Soups

Enjoy warm nourishing soups loaded with hearty Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) herbs to transition into the restful yin seasons of autumn and winter
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

September 27, 2021

Supporting the Heart and Spleen Meridians Through TCM + Recipe

Learn wellness tips from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to stay healthy during the spring months. Exercise, fresh foods, nervines, aromatics, and bitters can help support us transition through this season.
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

July 7, 2021

Welcome Spring by Moving Liver Qi

Learn wellness tips from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to stay healthy during the spring months. Exercise, fresh foods, nervines, aromatics, and bitters can help support us transition through this season.
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

March 30, 2021

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Formula for Winter Wellness

Learn wellness tips from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to stay healthy during the winter months. There are many tonic herbs that you can take to fortify your immune system and thrive during these restful months.
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

December 24, 2020

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Formula for Autumn Wellness

In autumn, we prepare to consolidate our energy for winter. Learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine’s popular qi tonic, Shi Quan Da Bu Tang, and its use in TCM to build strength and resilience for the coming cold season.
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

October 9, 2020

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Formula for Summer Wellness

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer is the time of Fire and Heart. Support movement, activity, expression and joy with Gan Mai Da Zao Tang.
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

July 21, 2020

Support Spring Immunity with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Bolster your body's defenses with Jade Windscreen, a Traditional Chinese Medicine formula with astragalus to ward off spring's Wind-based health woes.
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

April 6, 2020