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What Ginseng Is Right For Me?

We see the general herb name, “ginseng,” in grocery store teas, natural food stores, and even in gas stations. After studying Chinese herbal medicine, I recommend asking an herbalist before partaking in any ginseng. Ginseng comes from different regions of China, Korea, Canada, France, and United States, to name a few, and it is cultivated . . .

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Celebrating Autumn! The Metal Element

“The three months of Fall are called the period of tranquility of one’s conduct…Soul and spirit should be gathered together in order to make the breath of Fall tranquil…all of this is the protection of one’s harvest. In the autumn all things in creation approach their harvest, perfection and completion.”  Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching . . .

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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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