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Winter Wind and Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Chinese Medicine emphasizes the benefits of living in harmony with our environment and its cycles. Winter with its coldness and increased darkness encourages us to go inward, slow down, to give ourselves time to reflect and replenish our energy and conserve our strength.   ‘TIS THE SEASON: Winter is commonly a time of colds and … Continued

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Warm Tea, Pure Heart

We so often hear about the health benefits of drinking tea, but we don’t usually think about the healing benefits of sharing tea with others. Consider the simple pleasure in making a cup of tea for someone or the comfort of talking and sharing with friends over tea (or your beverage of choice). I have … Continued

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Treating Epidemics through Classical Chinese Medicine.

Last weekend, I spent two days fascinated, attending a seminar with Jeffery Yuen on the treatment of epidemic disorders from the perspective of the Wen Bing School. Wen Bing refers to “warm diseases.” This school of thought was developed during the Ming and Qing dynasties and is often discussed in relation to the treatment of … Continued

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