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The Five Branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that maintain and restore an individual’s harmony with nature include: Acupuncture, Herbs, Massage (Tuina), Qigong (energetics and exercise), and Chinese Dietary Medicine. Acupuncture uses very fine needles to regulate Qi (Yang energy) and Blood (Yin fluids), produced by the internal organs, which flow through the 12 meridians. . . .

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Traditional Chinese Medicine & Fertility

How long will I have acupuncture treatments?  Typically 3-6 months, 1-2 weekly visits. However, treatment terms inevitably vary patient to patient depending on schedules. Shall I bring my male partner also?  Sure.  Even if your male partner has not had a Western diagnosis of fertility-related problems, TCM treatments (traditional Chinese medicine) contribute to his good . . .

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Fertility: Food, Herb, Supplement Concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Jing Foods:   (for sperm/egg quality) Royal Jelly, bee pollen Chicken/duck eggs, fish eggs(roe, caviar) Seeds/nuts Oysters (boosts zinc for sperm) Seaweeds/algae (good for thyroid too) Artichokes, nettles, oats, raw organic milk Yin Foods: (cooling, nourishes fluids/blood) Water Barley/millet String beans, asparagus, seaweeds, dark leafies, cucumbers, water chestnuts, asparagus, celery, romaine, squash, apples, pears Dark . . .

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Natural Bug Repellant

This all natural deet-free bug spray is locally handcrafted here on the Central Coast by Botanica 805, a small-batch, modern apothecary business.  This blend uses pest deterring  organic essential oils that are not only effective against pesky critters, but smells great! Bug Off| 4 oz:  $16 Ingredients:  Distilled water, organic watch hazel, organic essential oils . . .

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The Ancient Art of Cupping

The ancient art of cupping has been utilized by healers and lay people in many cultures. Cupping is a suction technique designed to pull toxin build-up and muscle spasm from the body’s deeper tissue to the surface of the skin. Cupping also rehydrates the muscle layers and fascia.  The cells of the body use oxygen . . .

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