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  • Wu Gu - Chinese Five Grains

    Wu Gu: The Five Chinese Grains and Why You Need To Know About Them

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    Chances, you probably think of rice and beans as relatively basic (if not boring!) foods. But if you’re familiar with TCM at all, you’ll probably know that food is medicine. In fact, an entire ancient medical textbook was written about it and outlines the Five Natures and Flavors of Food. The Five Flavor theory doesn’t stop there, though. It also includes something called wu gu, or the Five Grains: Wheat, Brown Rice, Millet, White Rice and Beans. So why does all of this matter? Well, each grain is connected to an organ – read on to find out how these grains can help your health.

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  • herbal tinctures

    Herbal Decoctions Versus Herbal Tinctures: What’s The Difference?

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    Do you know what the difference between herbal teas, decoctions, and tinctures is? As it turns out, the difference is actually pretty minor. But that small difference can have major results. Here’s what you need to know about herbal tinctures, decoctions, and everything else in between!

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  • Purslane

    Wacky Weed or Culinary Delight? What You Need To Know About Purslane

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    If you’ve ever heard of Purslane, you probably know it as an annoying succulent-type weed that will grow pretty much anywhere, in any conditions. But it’s actually an edible succulent that is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Plus, it’s delicious! It’s been eaten around the world, raw or cooked, for hundreds of years. And we’re predicting that it’s going to be a major culinary trend very soon. So read on to learn everything you need to know about this wonderful weed that can help with everything from inflammation to infection.

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  • Menopause treatments in Eastern Medicine

    4 Ways To Get Rid of Hot Flashes With Eastern Medicine

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    All of a sudden your face gets red, you start to sweat, and you feel like someone just cranked the thermostat all the way up–but everyone else in the room is fine. You’re having a hot flash, and you’re not alone. Did you know that 3 in 4 American women get hot flashes when they go through menopause? In fact, hot flashes are almost seen as the symbolic symptom of menopause, the 12 months of a woman’s life after her final period as her levels of reproductive hormones naturally decrease. But just because they’re common doesn’t mean you have to suffer through them. Luckily, there are science-backed ways to deal with hot flashes with Eastern medicine.

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  • Questions From An Eastern Medicine Practitioner

    7 Questions Your TCM Practitioner Will Ask You

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    By now, most of us know the drill when it comes to a typical visit to the doctor. But when your doctor is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, the process is a little different. After all, Western medicine and Eastern medicine are two completely different beasts. They understand the body, sickness, and health in very different terms. So it makes sense that a visit to a TCM practitioner won’t be the same as a trip to your primary care provider’s office. In an attempt to demystify eastern medicine like TCM, here’s what you can expect to be asked by your TCM practitioner.

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  • Eastern Medicine Sun Protection

    Keep It Cool: The Eastern Medicine Beach Day Guide

    in Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    Summer’s here, and chances are that you’ll be heading to the beach or lake to hit the sand and soak up some sun soon. But if you’re not careful, all that salt, sun, and sand can turn you into a crispy lobster by the end of your fun day out! Stay safe, cool, and protected by following these simple Eastern medicine tips for your next beach day.

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  • Taking Care of Your Eyes With Eastern Medicine

    More Than Meets The Eye: How To Take Care of Your Eyes With Eastern Medicine

    in Ayurveda, Condition Related, TCM / / 0 comments

    When was the last time you took some time to take care of your eyes? If the answer is not recently, you’re like most people because many people don’t realize how hard eyes actually work. And they stand up to some pretty tough conditions. UV rays from the sun can damage your eye tissue and increase the likelihood of cataracts. Pollen, mold and dust can give you allergic conjunctivitis. Too much screen time can cause chronic dry-eye. Even high blood pressure can be bad news for your eyes! Clearly, it’s important to keep an eye on your eye health. Here’s how you can keep your peepers healthy with some gems of wisdom from Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

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  • Beating the Sunday Scaries with Eastern Medicine

    Living For The Weekend? How To Ditch Sunday Scaries With TCM

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    We all know about Sunday Scaries – that feeling of dread and anxiety that creeps up as the weekend comes to a close and a new week looms on the horizon. They can suck almost all of the fun out of the last day of your weekend! Everybody’s Sunday Scaries are a little different. For some people, they hit right as you wake up and realize you this was your last morning without an alarm set for a few days. For others, that dread slowly grows throughout the evening as you figure out exactly how many emails you’re going to have to face the next day. And for some people with non-traditional schedules, Sunday Scaries aren’t even on Sunday! We might not be able to get rid of Sundays, but we can definitely ditch the Scaries. Here’s how to use some Eastern medicine wisdom to transform Sunday from sour to sweet and make the most of your 48 hours of freedom.

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  • Fix Hormone Imbalances With Eastern Medicine

    Do You Have One Of These Common Hormone Imbalances? Here’s How To Treat It Naturally

    in Condition Related, TCM / / 0 comments

    From bloating and mood swings to fatigue, the signs of hormonal balance are frustrating to deal with. You might recognize them as symptoms of PMS or Menopause, which are natural changes in your hormone levels but they can also be signs of unnatural hormone fluctuations that can be bad for you in the long run. Unfortunately, hormonal imbalances are more common than you might think. But luckily, they’re treatable! And with a little help from Eastern medicine, you can find safe, natural ways to get your hormones back into balance. Here’s how.

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  • Panic Attacks Treatment With Eastern Medicine

    3 Simple TCM Tips For Dealing With A Panic Attack

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    Whether you have an anxiety disorder or not, panic attacks can happen to anyone. They tend to be quick (they’re generally over in 10 minutes or so), and aren’t always triggered by a specific event. Some people think they’re having a heart attack, but in reality there’s no danger of dying from a panic attack. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t feel like it! Panic attacks, for lack of a better word, suck. But luckily, there are tried-and-true methods for dealing with them. Here’s a few tips from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that can help prevent panic attacks and stop them when they happen.

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