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Happy New Year! May 2015 Bring Us All Much Joy!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” — TS Eliot, Little Gidding

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 31, 2014

Forms Of Ginseng And Where To Find Them

Last week, I described the three different varieties of ginseng. Today, I want to explain the available forms of ginseng and where to find them. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginseng is usually used in a formula with other Chinese herbs, rather than alone. A skilled Chinese herbalist can recommend the right formula or type of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 28, 2014

Merry Christmas!

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 25, 2014
Labels: Holidays

All About Ginseng

Did you know there are different types of ginseng and they are all considered potent herbs for helping the body adapt to stress – both mental and physical. Ginseng is best known for its ability to stimulate your immune system and fight fatigue and stress. Several dozen studies have shown that ginseng enhances physical and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 17, 2014

Happy Hanukkah

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 16, 2014

Thank You

As this year draws to a close, it seems like a good time to reflect on gratitude. Or more specifically, what I am grateful for. Here’s why…. I watched a bit of Elizabeth Gilbert on Oprah the other day, and she was talking about how you can create your own ceremonies. She described how one: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 16, 2014

Tips from Dr. Meow In This Exciting New Children's Book About Chinese Medicine

Today I am pleased to share an excerpt from a new children’s book ‘Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist’. Written by Samara White, a licensed acupuncturist, and illustrated by her husband, Troy White. I love that this precious book is written and illustrated to appeal to young children, opening their minds to the wonders of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 11, 2014

Baby monkey saved from coma with acupuncture treatments

My dear readers, I have a treat for you today! The work of Daniela Lewgoy, a Veterinarian and acupuncturist based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is featured here. I want to  share some of her amazing stories and photos of her work with all species of animals… except humans! Daniela graduated from Veterinary School at the: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 30, 2014

New Research Shows A High Protein Breakfast Dramatically Reduces Cravings For Sugar and High Fat Foods

I’m always looking for new healthy food ideas. Here is the latest. These researchers were interested in how different breakfasts affect dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. In this brand new study using overweight teenage girls (a risky population), researchers found that eating a high protein breakfast: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 29, 2014

Test your knowledge of Chinese Medicine

1. What is Acupuncture? A. The art of inserting the needle into the haystack. B. Recycling porcupine bits. C. Placing fine needles along the body’s meridians to promote healing.   2. What is Cupping? A. Men’s attempts to protect their private parts. B. An exotic cooking term. C. An ancient technique that involves using jars/cups: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 23, 2014
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