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Archive for Traditional Chinese Medicine

5 Ways to Make the 2018 Earth Dog Year your Best Friend.

Happy Chinese New Year! Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! 新年快乐 Based on the lunar calendar, the new moon determines the date of the New Year: Feb 16th marks the first day of the Year of the Earth Dog. Most interesting about this year is that it…

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Tips to Thrive in Year of the Fire Rooster.

Happy Lunar Year of the Fire Rooster! This year is known as the Year of the Red Rooster. I know what you may be thinking… “Wasn’t last year the year of the fire monkey? Oh no, not another ‘fire year’!” Yes, it’s going to be…

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Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey: What does it mean for you?

Happy Year of the Fire Monkey! Chinese New Year 2016 starts:  Monday, February 8th There are few combinations that will make for a more interesting year than that of the Fire element with the Monkey. Expect the unexpected. Growth, innovation, discoveries and advances in science are guaranteed this…

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Five Healthy Winter Breakfast Ideas

5 Healthy Breakfasts Perfect for Winter By: Blaise T. Ryan, R.TCMP, R.Ac Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist Inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ancestral Nutrition. 1. 10-Min Oatmeal with Chia Seeds, Hemp Hearts & Maple Syrup (Dairy-Free) This quick and easy breakfast is as…

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6 Tips to Nourish the Spleen in the Long-Summer

“The Long-Summer corresponds to the Spleen & Stomach and the element of Earth” – Traditional Chinese Medicine Fundamentals The Spleen builds the Qi and the Blood. It supports the Immune System. The 5 Element System includes a fifth season that we know in the West…

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5 Chinese Medicine Tips to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave

Excessive heat in the summer months can cause rashes, heatstroke, dehydration and even death. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long recognized the negative health effects of excessive heat in the body. Heat not only comes from outside, but inside too. Internal heat can be generated…

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3 Steps to Treating Environmental and Seasonal Allergies with Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is always engaged in a battle between “True Energy” and Evil Energy.” It may sound biblical, but it has nothing to do with religion. It has everything to do the healthy balance within the body. “True Energy”, known…

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Chinese Year of the Wood Sheep 2015

Happy Chinese New Year of the Wood Sheep! This year’s mantra is “Stability” It’s the year of the Ram, no the Sheep, no wait, it’s the Year of the Goat! Actually, it’s the year of all three because in Chinese the character is the same…

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14 Habits for Good Health, Longevity & Happiness

Health is a journey of continual balance and adjustment. The ancient Chinese realized this through the yin and yang theory. Yin and yang represent the dualistic nature of reality: Night and day, up and down, dark and light, positive and negative, hot and cold, active…

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How does Acupuncture Work?

Watch this BBC documentary about the science of acupuncture As part of the documentary, you will see an young women having an open heart surgery without any anaesthetics, using just acupuncture, a 3,000 years old medical procedure. You will also see how it helps to…

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