How to tell if you’re happy…

My sister and I You Have A Sister !  “People with at least one female sibling report better social support, more optimism, and better coping abilities, according to a study presented at the British Psychological …

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Chinese Medicine Is Not Just For Grown Ups

Children can benefit from both acupuncture and herbs. If your child is afraid of the needles there are other ways to stimulate points and the herbal remedies can be a healthy option. Last year a …

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New Study Shows Acupuncture Maybe A Potent Treatment For Depression

Many of the studies about acupuncture’s effectiveness come from Western medicine researchers trying to understand Traditional Chinese Medicine (an Eastern philosophy and practice) in terms of Western science. Here is another one, and this one …

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Cupping Is A Popular Trend In Hollywood

Cupping fans continue to pop up all over Hollywood. Gwyneth Paltrow , Victoria Beckham and now Denise Richards have all shown off their tell tale marks. Last month the U.K. paper The Daily Mail published …

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Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice……

Cinnamon, Gui Zhi, is one of the oldest spices around and it is mentioned frequently in the Bible as an ingredient for making holy anointed oil. even earlier, cinnamon received much attention in China. It …

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“Water With No Ice, Please”

For years, I have recommended drinking plenty of water – but “no ice”.  I always do this, strongly advise my patients to do the same and have successfully converted my family. Whenever we are eating …

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A Fabulous Fungus ~ Cordyceps

Last month I wrote about a heist in Vancouver, Canada of a Chinese Herbal store. One of the expensive items stolen was the well known Chinese cure all cordyceps. Many of you may ask what …

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“Old age ain’t for sissies.” – Bette Davis 

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