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Gui Zhi Decoction

In TCM
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On April 13, 2019
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi: Cassia twig ) Decoction was originated from the Shang Han Za Bing Lun (Treatise on Cold-damage and Miscellaneous Diseases) by the medical sage Zhang Zhongjing in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), which is used as a chief formula to treat exogenous cold, and regulate disharmony between the Ying-nutrients and Wei-defense. It […]

Logan wine

On December 20, 2018

There was a councilor named Qian in ancient Jiangnan, who didn’t have his own child though he was over 50. Until he married a third wife he finaly got a son. Overjoyed with this, he named his so

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Prevent ‘cool dryness’ in Autumn

In TCM
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On October 14, 2018
The ninth month of Chinese lunar year is called Ji Qiu. This month has two solar terms-the Cold Dew(Han Lu) and the Frosts Descent (Shuang Jiang). In this month, the temperature further drops and cold dew and frost appear. The signs and symptoms due to cool-dryness include a dry mouth throat, nose and skin, unproductivecough, cold intolerance, cold limbs and a pale […]

Healthy snacks in Japan

On September 17, 2018

If you want to learn how to live longer, look at the people of Okinawa, a string of islands insouth-western Japan. Raised on a diet of fish and soyabeans, their life expectancy is among the highest o

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Balanced diet of five flavors

In TCM
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On September 16, 2018
The Su Wen-sheng Qi Tong Tian Lun(Chapter 7, the Basic Questions) states,” Thefive flavors contribute to the engendering of nutrients, the selectivityfor specific flavors may damage the five yin organs”, and therefore “Only with balanced five flavors, can one achieve health and longevity.” Modern studies have confirmed the association between diet andhealth problems. Too much […]
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Five Element Theory of Nutrition

In Knowledge
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On September 4, 2018
For those new to TCM, dietary and herbal strategies need to change according to the seasons. For example, a Cold person requires more warming foods and herbs in the winter than in the summer. But the same amount taken in the summer will be too warming. Some people tend to have more trouble with certain […]

8 Cleansing Spring Foods

On August 26, 2018

There’s a reason that asparagus is the celebrated veggie of spring. Asparagus, along with a few other foods, gives our body the boost it needs to recover from the chill of winter. Spring is a na

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