Causes of Disease in Chinese Medicine

According to traditional Chinese medicine we are healthy, happy beings because our bodies are in a state of harmony. This harmony is between yin and yang, the different organs in our bodies and our relationship with the external environment. And yet, this harmony is constantly in a state of flux because of the activities of our daily lives; the way we treat our physical...

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Welcome to the Chinese Year of the Snake

1905 ~ 1917 ~ 1929 ~ 1941 ~ 1953 ~ 1965 ~ 1977 ~ 1989 ~ 2001 ~ 2013 2013 is the Chinese year of the Snake, the sixth in the cycle of twelve animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. In Chinese culture, a person’s personality is said to be governed by the animal ruling the time of their birth. There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, and 5 elements, so each animal year...

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Watercress – The New Miracle Food

Watercress is categorized by Chinese Medicine as cool in nature and sweet and pungent in taste. It acts on the lungs, has a cooling effect and promotes vital fluids to lubricate the lungs and relieve cough. Watercress is commonly used in Chinese cuisine as the main ingredient for making soup, congee and dumplings or is eaten just as a plain vegetable dish. It is...

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Loving Your Heart in Chinese Medicine

One of the things that made me fall in love with Chinese medicine was its beautifully poetic way of explaining the world, our universe, the human body and the nature of disease. Ancient wisdom taken from Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism all had their influence in the way this incredible medicine was developed, and so did the profound way in which they saw the world,...

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Recipe to Nourish Colds & Flu

By Vicky Chan of NourishU This winter has been a worse-than-average flu season and many people have been infected. The Western medicine approach of using antibiotics to fight the cold and flu virus is “over-prescribing” because the success rate has only been around 20%. The overuse of antibiotics has caused many experts to project an imminent “antibiotic...

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Why We Should All Do Qi Gong

I suspect we have all seen the groups of elderly Chinese in parks, moving gracefully in unison, seeming to be listening to something that cannot be heard by the rest of us. I have this memory as a child, living across from a huge park I would go out to walk the dog and sit in the grass, watching them. They were so beautiful, moving all together, like a flock of birds,...

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9000 Needles – Documentary Review

Devin Dearth looks like he could bench press a group of ten year olds without breaking a sweat. He is a championship bodybuilder and goes to the gym every morning to train. A loving husband and father and devout Christian, he and his family live in a small town in rural Kentucky and by all outward appearances, he seems to have the perfect life. At 40, Devin suffers a...

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Show Some Love for Chinese Medicine Living

  Chinese Medicine Living in my new venture and labour of love, and it needs you! I want to build a community of curious, health conscious people to learn and engage with the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine. Chinese Medicine Living is a place where Chinese medicine principles are applied to the way we live our lives to improve health on every level. In the...

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A lovely meditation…

This is from TEDx Sarasota which was on 12/12/12. I was there and it was an incredible day! I almost fell asleep during this though… very relaxing…

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Acupuncture Lays Insomnia to Rest

We will all, at some time in our lives suffer with problems sleeping. Whether it is trouble falling asleep or waking in the night and not being able to get back to sleep again, I think most of us have been there. Although it may not often be the reason someone seeks out acupuncture, in my experience, it is often discovered during the initial consultation. Insomnia is...

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Recipe for Health and Longevity – Ginseng Congee

Invigorating the Qi Recipe – Ginseng Congee This recipe is for invigorating the Qi, increasing the function of the immune system, increasing your adaptability adapt to the environment and strengthening the function of tissues and organs in the body. Symptoms of Qi deficiency: Fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, pale complexion, sweating with little or...

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Treating Infections with Herbal Medicine

We all occasionally succumb to infections. Thankfully nature always gives us ways to heal and recover. I am continually amazed at the healing properties of plants and am convinced that every ailment out there has a plant based cure. Herbs can be used in 2 ways to treat infections; through their anti-microbial action they work directly against microbes and in addition,...

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Cancer World Summit 2012 – Part 2

Here is the continuation of the highlights of the Cancer World Summit 2012. Another inspiring figure in the world of alternative cancer therapy is Dr. Francisco Contreras. His information is below. Dr. Francisco Contreras Background (from the Oasis of Hope website) Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A...

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Acupuncture Helps Patients to Stop Smoking

PRLeap.com – Acupuncture Helps Patients to Stop Smoking

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Pet Acupuncture Gaining Popularity in the Twin Cities

CentralIllinoisProud.com – Pet Acupuncture Gaining Popularity in the Twin Cities

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China to Speed Up Traditional Medicine Standardization

English.News.Cn – China to Speed Up Traditional Medicine Standardization

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Chinese Medicine in Ghana

English People’s Daily Online – Chinese Medicine in Ghana

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Scientific Study – Better Sleep with Acupuncture

Continuing Education Online – Scientific Study – Better Sleep with Acupuncture

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The Point of Acupuncture

Yahoo News – The Point of Acupuncture – Eastern Therapy Gains Mainstream Acceptance

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Business Blockbuster or False Fad?

CKGSB Knowledge – Traditional Chinese Medicine: Business Blockbuster or False Fad?

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Traditional Chinese medicine tongue diagnosis gains favour

Maclean’s.ca - Traditional Chinese Medicine tongue diagnosis gains favour

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Cancer World Summit 2012 – Part 1

For one week in November, I participated in the second annual Cancer World Summit. There were ten speakers, mostly doctors who specialized in treating cancer, as well as other people who had experience with cancer. Each was a specialist in cancer in their own way. The idea behind these summits are to compile a group of specialists who treat cancer with non traditional, or...

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Acupuncture as a Treatment for Panic Attacks

By Guest Author Ryan Rivera of Calm Clinic Panic attacks are an often misunderstood anxiety disorder. That’s because panic attacks create a host of physical symptoms that feel as real and as dangerous as any physical health problem, but are caused by nothing more than the power of the mind. Panic attacks can be so severe that some people never leave their home...

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The Common Cold – Causes and Food Therapy in Chinese Medicine

How many of us, with the coming of winter and colder weather, succumb to the common cold? Sore throat, stuffy nose, fever and chills are all symptoms that accompany a cold, and ones most of us have come to know so well. In Chinese medicine, the common cold is seen to be caused by external pathogens invading the body. There are several kinds of external pathogenic factors...

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Laundry Detergent Recipe

I try to keep my life as chemical free as possible. I try not just with what I eat, but with cleaning products and cosmetic products, which are 2 of the biggest offenders when it comes to toxins and harsh chemicals. Here is a recipe for laundry detergent from my friend Cynthia that will leave your clothes fresh, clean and without chemicals. It is also way cheaper than...

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