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Category: China

Halloween In China?

Countries in the East do not have Halloween, but they do celebrate something similar. Just as the Western festival focuses on ghosts and ghouls, the Eastern celebration is about the departed spirits of the underworld, also known as The Feast of the Hungry Ghosts. It is celebrated in July in China, Singapore, Malaysia and other: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 31, 2018

2017: Year of the Yin Fire Rooster

Today is the beginning of the Year of the Yin Fire Rooster. The Chinese New Year starts on the first New Moon of the year and ends February 15th, 2018. It promises to be a fascinating year, don’t you think? Let’s see if Chinese astrology can shed some light on what is to come. If: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 28, 2017

Attracting Good Fortune in the Year of the Fire Rooster

This year, the Chinese New year falls on January 28th when we enter the year of the Fire Rooster. The name sounds rather exciting doesn’t it? It is, so be sure to check back here in a few days when I will post an in-depth article explaining this fiery Rooster year. Today’s post is to help: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 24, 2017

Local Acupuncturist Responds To Chicago Tribune Article: Chinese Medicine Is Effective AND Safe

My good friend and colleague, Nicole Hohmann L.A.c., has a lot to say about a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. The article titled ‘Testing Traditional Chinese Medicine’ appeared in the Tribune on 9/21/15, it leaves the reader without a clear picture of modern Traditional Chinese Medicine in America. I am proud to publish Nicole’s: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 24, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year!

“I am done with the past, the future has plenty of room for change.”

Posted By: tcm007 on February 19, 2015

The Year of The Sheep

The Year of the Horse is galloping out and the Year of the Sheep (also called goat or ram) is moseying in. The Chinese New Year is February 19. This Sheep year is associated with the element of wood and is considered to be yin (rather than yang as this past year was). Yin energy: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 16, 2015

Should Sheep Be Shunned???

The year of the Sheep (also known as Goat or Ram) is fast approaching, and it maybe  leading to a decline in pregnancies in China. Why? Apparently, superstitious Chinese parents-to-be consider the Sheep an unfortunate sign under which their child could be born. There is a lot of folklore about the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs.: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 11, 2015

The Secret About the “Secrets” in Acupuncture

I am honored to share this guest article by author Ioannis Solos, whose newest book ‘Developing Internal Energy for Effective Acupuncture Practice’ comes out this week.  Take it away Ioannis…. According to Hippocrates, the practice of Medicine was already flourishing even before the invention of writing. I believe that although the ancients could not read: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 25, 2014

Let’s Talk Halloween

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 costume. In junior high, I won a costume contest at school by dressing as a bunch of grapes. My costume consisted of numerous purple balloons sewn all around me onto: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 29, 2013

Chinese Classics From 300 B.C. Discovered

I just read this very interesting article in the New York Times. About 2,500 muddy bamboo strips were given to the Tsinghua University in Beijing for study by Li Xueqin, a historian and paleographer at the university. After painstakingly cleaning the strips for 3 months Li and his team found inscriptions of some of the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 12, 2013
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