Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    A Short History of Ghosts in Chinese Medicine

    Halloween is here; a time when small people transform from children to goblins, superheroes, princesses—and of course, ghosts. It’s a season of pumpkins, candles, and... Read more

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    Chinese Halloween Holiday Traditions

    I love Halloween; it’s one of my favorite holidays. When I was little my mother would go to great lengths to make me the perfect... Read more

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    The Healing Power of Chrysanthemums

    Every fall as the leaves begin to change colors, I’m overwhelmed with a wave of nostalgia for my New England childhood. As the summer days... Read more

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    Here’s a Good Advice From Chinese Medicine and Some Autumn Dietary Ideas

    Fall has returned! In this season, nature lets go of its abundant creation of the past year in a grand final display. Leaves turn brilliant... Read more

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    Ancient Chinese Recipe Leads to Nobel Prize

    Yesterday, Chinese scientist Tu Youyou became one of three biologists to receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology for Medicine for discovering “therapies that have revolutionized the... Read more

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    5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Acupuncture

    Acupuncture has been around for at least 4,000 years in the East—but only widely known in the West for less than 50. Below are five facts... Read more

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    3 Easy Tips for a Healthy Autumn

    It’s happening … we are approaching autumn. For those of us in Chicago (and in many other parts of the world) the weather will change... Read more

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    Acupuncture & Ginger Moxibustion Effective for Tinnitus

    Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with ginger moxibustion has a curative effect on patients with intractable tinnitus. Patients with intractable tinnitus are primarily the elderly or... Read more

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    The Lesson Of Autumn

    Let it go! How many times a day do you say that aloud or silently to yourself? Quite often, I bet. I certainly do. Letting go... Read more

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    New Brain Study—Acupuncture Fights Depression

    New lab experiments reveal acupuncture has antidepressant effects. An examination of brain cells following acupuncture treatments uncovered important mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts its antidepressant effects... Read more

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    The Yin and Yang of Sleep

    It’s been a long day and you’re tired. You’re ready for bed and catching eight hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep. But as soon as your... Read more

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    Acupuncture Offers Effective Allergy Relief

    Allergies are a common problem with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to severe, life threatening reactions. Many people don’t realize how very effective both acupuncture and Chinese... Read more

  • Nomads rest as they dig for Chinese caterpillar fungus from a mountain in Guide County, Hainan Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China. Nomads can earn about 2,000 yuan to 5,000 yuan (about U.S. $260 to $653 ) through their work during the fifty-day Chinese caterpillar fungus gathering season. Chinese caterpillar fungus, about U.S. $600 per pound, is also called Cordyceps Sinensis Mushroom. The fungus multiples by parasitizing insect larvae, forming hypha and maturing outside the larva. The fungus exists in mountains and meadows with an altitude of 9,840 to 16,400 feet. Caterpillar fungus is highly valued in Chinese medicine and used in drugs to restore energy, promote longevity and stimulate the immune system, however, because of excessive exploitation, the Chinese caterpillar fungus resource has been destroyed and has become increasingly rare. The Chinese government has restricted the digging of the fungus. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Tibetan Mushroom That Was Viagra of the Ancients—Now Costs Tens of Thousands Per Pound

    Mushrooms are some of the most mysterious creatures on the planet. One of the world’s weirdest examples comes from Tibet. The Tibetans call it “yartsa... Read more

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    Interview with Master Yun Chung Chiang and the secret to keep your body young

    Martial arts master Yun Chung Chiang enjoys great health, is very active, and looks much younger than his age. Epoch Times met with Chiang in... Read more

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    7 Flowers Used In Chinese Herbal Medicine

    By Cathy Margolin, Dipl Oriental Medicine, L.Ac., Founder of Pacific Herbs​. Flowering plants are smart. They know how to grab our attention and the attention of... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: 6 Natural Ways To Reset Your Hormones

    I see so many women struggling with hormonal balance today.  From age 15 to age 80 it seems everyone has symptoms. Some patients are breast... Read more

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    Acupuncture Wakes Up Coma Patients

    A study last year concluded that acupuncture helps to arouse coma patients with severe brain injuries. Electroacupuncture applied to acupuncture points GV20 (Baihui), which is at... Read more

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    Now Acupuncture Proven a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

    Researchers at the Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have discovered that a form of acupuncture called electroacupuncture controls inflammation and may help... Read more

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    10 Practical, Easy Activities to Balance Your Qi

    1. Breath Through Your Nose Yes, the beginning can be that simple! Breathing through your nose increases your intake of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes... Read more

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    Yin and Yang Is the Core of Chinese Medicine

    Balance within ourselves and our environment is key to living a happy and healthy life. This belief is deeply rooted in Chinese Medicine theory and the... Read more

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