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Category: Tea

Healthy Herbal Coolers To Quench Your Thirst This Summer

Here in Chicago it is thrilling to finally have some warmer weather! In this post Cathy Margolin shares two great recipes for cooling drinks, which are much healthier than your average sports drink or lemonade. From Pacific Herbs By Cathy Margolin Summertime is upon us and it’s heating up out there. Forget the lemonade and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 6, 2017

The Wonderful Chinese Herb Huang qi (also known as Astragalus)

Huang qi (Astragalus) is one of the most important and commonly used  herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Astragalus is actually a genus of plant with over 2000 species. Its name,”Huang qi” means “yellow leader” it is a long yellow tap root with many uses. Well known in China for it’s ability to boost immunity. This makes it: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 11, 2016

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

Lovely, Unique & Healthy Gift Ideas For You & Your Loved Ones

Blooming Teas – It’s beautiful, unique, tasty, healthy and great for parties. An Eye Pillow – I love these, and use one almost every night. It feels super relaxing and helps shut out any extra light. Teas From Traditional Medicinals – My favorite tea brand. One of the few that has good quality herbs. As: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 14, 2015

Good Advice From Chinese Medicine: Let Your Expectations FALL Away

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 colors and drop back to the earth, enriching it to promote next year’s growth. In autumn, we can learn more about ourselves because, after a harvest, everything is bare. Autumn: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 7, 2015

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

Food As Medicine Is Common Sense

Here in the U.S. and in most Western countries, we think of food as food and medicine as medicine; rarely linking the two. Many countries understand that food IS medicine. I found a particularly useful article in a Bangkok paper (applause for the internet) that explains food as medicine and want to share it with: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 15, 2011

Easy Tea Drinker’s Tip to Heart Health

In completing a mega-analysis of studies that examined drinking green tea and its effects on cholesterol, researchers are optimistic. (Do I hear the applause for Traditional Chinese Medicine advice???) Although in some of the studies, participants consumed the equivalent of 18 cups of green tea daily (whoa!), experts don’t suggest that you drown yourself in: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 18, 2011

Safflower Tea May Help Prevent Osteoporosis

There is some preliminary data that suggests that you can help to prevent osteoporosis with safflower tea.  Osteoporosis results from bone loss and can develop into a serious medical condition that affects millions of people each year. The most common form of osteoporosis occurs in women after menopause and is believed to be the results: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 30, 2011

6 Easy Health Tips From Chinese Medicine

1. Have your water with no ice “For digestion, our body needs the internal combustion of heat to transform the food and absorb the nutrients through our intestines. Ice, when ingested, becomes a coagulant and constricts our blood vessels and internal organs. The coldness of ice hinders the digestive process.” ~ Sat Hon 2. Drink: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 5, 2010
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