Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine: 11 All-Day Energy Tips

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    ‘Female Ginseng’: A Famous Chinese Herb for Body Rejuvenation

    Dong quai is one of the most famous herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Sometimes called “female ginseng,” its thick, brown roots are best known for... Read more

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    Thunder God Vine Treats Cancer and Joint Pain, but at a High Price

    Modern medicine often dismisses the value of herbs in treating illness. But a traditional Chinese herb known as thunder god vine (lei gong teng) is... Read more

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    Understanding Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

    The art of tongue diagnosis in Chinese Medicine may be one of the most interesting tools in my field. It isn’t the oldest technique, pulse diagnosis has... Read more

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    Acupuncture Beats Drug for Gastritis Relief

    Acupuncture relieves gastritis and is more effective than the drug ranitidine, an antihistamine. Researchers from Chenzhou First People’s Hospital investigated the efficacy of acupuncture and... Read more

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    9 Things You Need to Know About Cupping

    The Rio Olympics are on, and there’s nothing better than watching your favorite athletes competing at the highest level in the world. All the competitors have trained... Read more

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    Apricot Kernel: Chinese Herb for Cough and Source of a Controversial Vitamin

    Crack open an apricot pit and you’ll find a seed that looks, smells, and tastes a lot like an almond. Apricot kernels are used to... Read more

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    Anxious? Acupuncture Can Help

    Do you have anxiety? Acupuncture can provide relief, it takes the connection between the body and mind into consideration. Chinese medicine is practiced with the belief that imbalances... Read more

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    Licorice Might Help You Lose Weight

    Who really needs another article about weight loss plans and products? We’re inundated with advertising on weight loss supplements and the last thing we need... Read more

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    13 Truths About Weight Loss

    Weight loss is a popular topic and a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. I have found that it is the rare person who is... Read more

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    Western Counseling Gets a Boost From Eastern Wisdom

    For the last several decades, Westerners have been looking East for new approaches to health care. What was once the exclusive domain of hippies and... Read more

  • Barbara Schafer suffered a devastating fall in 2003, but she completely healed from her injuries in just a few months. She credits her recovery to Falun Gong. (Photo by Oliver Trey)

    New Book Looks at the Science Behind Falun Gong

    People have been meditating for millennia, but science is just starting to grasp what all the fuss is about. In an age where clinical trials... Read more

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    How Diet Pills Sank a Traditional Chinese Herb for Sinus Problems

    There’s a cheap, natural, and safe remedy for treating sinus problems with a long history of success, but it’s virtually impossible to find in North... Read more

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    Fashion Icon Norma Kamali on Making Women Feel Good

    NEW YORK—Norma Kamali radiates a rare beauty, a glowing gorgeousness that can only come from the inside. Full of energy, creativity, and a balanced sense... Read more

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    Licorice, the Sweet Root With Lots of Health Benefits

    Say “licorice” and most people think of those black, chewy ropes from a bygone era of candy. But licorice is also a plant related to... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: How to Be Healthy in Summer

    The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for... Read more

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    Monk Fruit, the Multi-Faceted Sweetener

    Despite all the dangers of consuming too much sugar, we still love the sweet stuff. There are a lot of low-calorie sugar alternatives to choose... Read more

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