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The Mulberry Tree in Chinese Herbology

One of the most useful plants in Chinese herbal medicine is the white mulberry plant, Morus alba. Since ancient times the Chinese have used this plant for raising silkworms which utilize the tree’s leaves as their main source of food. Chinese medical practitioners have used several parts of this plant for centuries to treat various … Continued

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Cupping Therapy

HISTORY OF CUPPING Cupping has been widely used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In ancient times it was known as “horn cupping” and/or “bamboo jar therapy.” Now cups are made of additional materials including hard plastic, glass, and silicon. Over the years cupping therapy has been expanded to treat a wide variety of … 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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