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Atherosclerosis (2)

On April 14, 2019

Ancient TCM defines the modern concept of atheroclerosis established by Western medicine only as the manifestations of heart ischemia, such as CHD, caused by atherosclerosis rather than atherosclerosi

Atherosclerosis

On April 14, 2019

As the primary killer in the world, atherosclerotic disease is not a unique ailment to contemporary humans because atherosclerosos was present in ancient people 4000 years ago. For example, an unearth

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Cupping: Important Follow-up

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On September 6, 2018
Cupping is currently enjoying a bright spotlight due to the Rio 2016 Olympics. And now many expats in Shanghai are giving it a try. Which is absolutely great! But many people don’t know that there are only a few specific conditions that Cupping helps. And that post-cupping care is also very important. Many local massage […]

Your Lungs. Explained.

On September 5, 2018

This is the fifth and final part of the general introductory series to the five main organ systems (5 elements) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As we move into Autumn we are entering into the L

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Qi. Explained.

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On September 4, 2018
TCM Theory Qi (Chinese: 氣), pronounced “chee”, mostly means energy. Qi is the energy of the body, of the meridians, of food, and of the universe. While it may seem lost in translation, it is almost equivalent to atoms and molecules but with the forces of dark matter and gravitiy included. There are refined Daoist […]

Your Spleen. Explained.

On September 4, 2018

This fourth part in the general introduction to the meridian/organ systems in Chinese Medicine will focus on the Stomach and Spleen meridians. As we have discussed in previous articles on the Liver, K

Your Heart. Explained.

On September 4, 2018

This exploration of the heart system is the third in a series demystifying Chinese Medicine Theory for Patients and the General Public. As we learned previously in the Your Liver. Explained. and Your

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Five Element Theory of Nutrition

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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 […]

The Use of Endangered Species

On September 3, 2018

TCM is a system of healthcare in which patients are treated with natural plant, animal, and mineral remedies. Its basic premise is, for a person to be healthy, vital energy (Qi) must be able to move e

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