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  • Dampness in Chinese Medicine – What is it & How To Fix It

    Dampness in Chinese Medicine – What is it & How To Fix It

    If you have read our blogs or visited an acupuncturist, you may have heard the term “dampness.” But what is dampness in Chinese Medicine, and what does it mean for your health? Dampness may sound like a strange concept, but it’s pretty simple. Read on to learn what dampness really is and how you can…

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  • The History of Tea in China

    The History of Tea in China

    When you think of China, do images of buzzing cities, the Great Wall, vast rice fields, silk shops, and dumplings fill your mind? These are some of the most common things we associate with China. But what about tea? Tea is one of the most important aspects of Chinese culture, trade, and of course –…

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  • Tablets, Teapills, Tinctures, Oh My! Decoding the Types of Chinese Herbal Medicine

    Tablets, Teapills, Tinctures, Oh My! Decoding the Types of Chinese Herbal Medicine

    Are you wondering which form of a Chinese herbal formula you should choose? Let’s walk through the options. Those who are new to Chinese herbal medicine are often curious about why there are so many different types of herbal preparations. Pills, tablets, tinctures – what’s the difference?! And which one is for me? The short…

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  • A Very Herbal Valentines Day – Medicinal Flowers in Chinese Herbal Medicine

    A Very Herbal Valentines Day – Medicinal Flowers in Chinese Herbal Medicine

    It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day is on its way! Valentine’s Day is all about love, treats, pampering, chocolates, and flowers of course! Flowers can brighten up any room, but did you know they can work wonders on our health as well? Flowers have long been a part of the Chinese healing tradition and…

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  • Spleen and Spleen (Chi)Qi in Chinese Medicine

    Spleen and Spleen (Chi)Qi in Chinese Medicine

    What do we mean by the Spleen: According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the energetic organ system responsible for what we in modern times call “digestion” is the Spleen. This is not to be confused with the Western medical definition of the spleen as the organ that, among other things, makes antibodies, removes old red…

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  • The Power of Chinese Green Tea

    The Power of Chinese Green Tea

    Green tea is one of the most popular superfoods in the world – and for good reason! From boosting your energy to fighting chronic disease, the benefits of Chinese green tea are endless. Read on to learn more about how the power of Chinese green tea can help you live your healthiest life. All About…

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  • Chinese Herbal Liquid Extracts (Tinctures) – A Complete Guide

    Chinese Herbal Liquid Extracts (Tinctures) – A Complete Guide

    Pills, powders, and poultices, oh my! Chinese medicinal formulas come in many shapes and sizes – and even varied administration methods. Let’s learn a little more about one of our favorite ways to take our Chinese herbs: liquid extracts. Liquid extracts are a unique way to take herbal medicine. Tinctures are commonly used in Western…

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  • Chinese Herbal Teas – The Complete Guide

    Chinese Herbal Teas – The Complete Guide

    How is Chinese Tea Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine? On any given day, over 50% of Americans are expected to drink at least one cup of tea. From a warm cup in the morning to an afternoon pick-me-up, tea offers us a delicious treat and quiet ritual. Both modern research and the ancient wisdom of…

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  • Chinese Herbal Soups – Eat Your Medicine

    Chinese Herbal Soups – Eat Your Medicine

    Although it was Hippocrates who was quoted for the famous line, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food,” this concept has been an integral part of Chinese medicine for millennia. Food therapy is often the first line of defense in Chinese medicine for conditions that are mild in nature or based in…

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