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    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!

  • 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.

  • Herbs For Happiness

    4 Ways To Hack Your Happiness Chemicals With Eastern Medicine

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    It seems like there’s a life hack for everything lately–even your brain. In some ways, our brains are pretty complicated. But did you know that they can also be hacked if you know what you’re doing? If you’re looking to feel better, be happier, and have healthier relationships, here’s what you need to know about targeting and boosting your happy chemicals with Eastern medicine.

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    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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    Keep It Cool: The Eastern Medicine Beach Day Guide

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    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.

  • Fix Hormone Imbalances With Eastern Medicine

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

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    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.

  • Summer TCM Recipes - Watermelon & Mint

    3 Cool Herbs For Summer And Delish Recipes To Make With Them

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    It’s getting HOT, kids are out of school, and backyard BBQs are in full swing. That’s right, it’s officially summer. But as temps get higher, you’ll want to balance out that heat with some cooling foods. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), different foods can have one of five different temperatures: hot, warm, neutral, cool, and cold. The goal of TCM is to keep ourselves balanced and in harmony with nature, so it’s a good idea to stock up on cold and cooling foods during the sweltering summer. In TCM, food that has cooling or cold properties is chock-full of Yin energy. That means it’s associated with things like the moon, the earth, women, coldness, darkness, and rest. Foods with yin energy help to get rid of the extra heat and dryness that comes along with during the summer months. Keep cool in the heat of summer with these 3 herbs.

  • Swap Western Pills for Eastern Medicine

    4 Easy Eastern Swaps For Western OTC Medications

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    Whether you have a headache from partying too much the night before, you’re stuffy from a cold, or you’re doubled over with period cramps, it seems like there’s an over-the-counter medication you can take for almost everything. But sometimes, these OTC meds aren’t the best solution to our problems. If you’re looking for a more natural way to deal with everyday problems like headaches, heartburn, congestion or period pains, Eastern medicine has got you covered. Here’s 4 easy swaps for western meds from TCM and Ayurveda.

  • Eastern Medicine Herbs For Self Love

    9 Herbs For Self-Love

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    OK we get it, “self-love” sounds cheesy. We’re not trying to be a self-help book, but self-love is actually super important. It’s not just for new-age hippies–it’s for everyone! In western culture, we’re taught to be very hard on ourselves. We strive for perfection, and when we fall short, it can be hard not to be super critical. But there’s bad news–perfectionism can literally hurt you. Perfectionists have higher rates of chronic pain and issues like fibromyalgia. Being self-critical is also strongly related to high levels of stress, which tends to lead to chronic illness. So here’s some herbs that will help you take care of your body and mind.

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture

    What To Expect During Your First Visit To A TCM Practitioner

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    Ok, so you’ve scheduled your appointment with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor – now what? Whether you’re going in just for a preventative check-up or because you’re not feeling well, it can be a little nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. A visit to the TCM practitioner isn’t exactly like going to see a western medical professional. From the examination to the diagnosis and more, here’s what you can expect on your first visit to a TCM practitioner.

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