The five elements of TCM

Our entire universe, our world, the nature around us and also our human organism can be assigned to the five elements from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The five elements or phases of transformation are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. They are directly dependent on each other: The wood nourishes the fire so […]

Why you should only use natural products for your hair

When it comes to hair care, there has been a great deal of rethinking in recent years. Maybe you’re one of the people who always take a look at the ingredients before they buy a product. That’s right, because even substances that we use for external application can enter our bodies through the skin and […]

Every spring is a new beginning:
The transformation phase wood

When nature slowly wakes up again from its hibernation and suddenly sprouts the green from every little crack, it is finally here: the spring. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is the change phase of wood, which begins in February and lasts until the end of April. Just as nature draws new life energy, we too […]

Valuable healing powers from the earth:
The asparagus root


Finally the asparagus season starts again. The supermarkets are already well stocked with the white and green barbecues and we look forward to conjuring up delicious and healthy creations. The asparagus is appreciated by many people not only because of its good taste, but also because of its intrinsic values: With only 20 kilocalories per […]

In harmony with the biorhythm:
The Chinese organ clock

TCM organ clock

We are currently living in the most hectic age of human history. Our daily rhythm is determined by our well-structured everyday life: we get up when we have to go to work – some of them are already at 4 o’clock in the morning, while others may only arrive at 8 o’clock in the evening […]

Divine Beauty:
The name patron of Ashéra Cosmetics

Under the name of Ashéra, our natural cosmetics combine the best of two cultures: traditional Chinese medicine from the East and modern cosmetic research from the West. But how did our brand name “Ashéra” come about? The name was inspired by the Canaanite mother goddess and fertility queen Aschera, also known as Astarte. She is […]

Using vacuum to release energy blockages:
Cupping in TCM

Traditional Chinese medicine has a wide variety of holistic healing techniques, including acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese herbal therapy. However, cupping is one of the oldest apparatus therapy methods. This proven healing method was practiced many thousands of years ago in China, but also in Europe. Cupping harmonizes Qi, the life energy, by dissolving blockages. This […]

From Sweet to Salty: The Five Flavors in TCM

An old Chinese proverb says, “A disease can have many fathers, but the mother of every disease is the wrong diet.” The idea behind this is that one should not bring the body into harmony and harmony unchecked with medicines, but above all with a healthy and balanced diet. Already several thousand years ago Chinese […]

When sun and heart are shining: The transformation phase Fire


Full of verve the sun is just smiling down on us, the flowers are blooming in bright colors and the sky is almost cloudless. Summertime is here and in TCM it means: the fire is now in its element. After the element wood, the hottest of all phases of change has begun. Like the flames […]

Hot Refreshment:
Why You Should Enjoy Tea Also In Summer

Now in the summer, when temperatures keep rising, our fluid needs are higher than ever. The sun beats down on us tirelessly and causes us to work up a sweat. In such moments one wishes only one thing: an ice-cold refreshment. The first thing that comes to mind is the enjoyment of an ice-cold drink, […]