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Category: Chinese Herbs

The Gut-Brain Connection: How to Keep Your Gut Flora Healthy

Health fads – love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re everywhere. Sometimes they can be beneficial and sometimes they can be straight up dangerous. With seemingly reliable articles popping up all over our social media feeds and news sources, it’s become more and more difficult to discern health news from fake fads. So how do we start to sift […]

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Detoxing after an IVF Cycle

After going through a cycle of IVF the body often needs a little extra TLC to come back to center. Irregular periods, hot flashes, muscle aches, and bloating are some common signs that your body might appreciate a gentle detox.  

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What Your Cravings Are Telling You (+ Some Tips For Healthier Alternatives!)

Ancient Chinese philosophers looked to the natural world to find a way of describing how we are similar, yet unique. They discovered that pretty much anything in the world could be broken down into five energy types, which they called the Five Elements.

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Spring is Here!

Spring is here! I know, I know –  it’s still quite cold; winter seems to be overstaying its welcome.  But, despite the stubborn chill and lingering snow, we have officially crossed the threshold into spring!

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What Can We Learn From The Color Of Our Flow?

If you’ve ever been to an acupuncturist, you’ve likely been quizzed extensively about the length, color, and consistency of your period. Why, you may wonder, are we so obsessed with your menstrual blood? Are we secretly vampires? Collecting research for Pantone’s color of the year?

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Medicinal Mushrooms: A Chinese Medicine Tradition

Among the vast trove of remedies in the pharmacopoeia of traditional Chinese medicine, some of the most revered medicinals are not plants, but fungi.

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Bullying Amongst Teens: Recognizing the Signs and How Chinese Medicine can Help

In the United States alone there are over 3.2 million students a year who fall victim to some sort of bullying, whether it’s verbal, physical, or cyber. Moreover; an astounding 71% of students report that bullying is a problem at their school. Attacks are often unprovoked, or simply brought on by a child seeming “different” […]

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by Emma Thake

4 Things You’re Better Off Without in 2018

Raise your hand if you have ever made a New Year’s Resolution, genuinely wanted to commit to it, failed a few months later, and then felt super guilty afterwards…

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Recovering from a Traumatic Loss in Fertility: How to Use Chinese Medicine to Treat Stress and Anxiety

We often talk about how to use acupuncture for assisting women and their partners in the pursuit of fertility but what about when trauma occurs and there is stress in trying to conceive again?

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Post Surgical Recovery Using Acupuncture

There is a total of 100,000 miles worth of blood vessels in our adult bodies. Let’s just let that sink in for a moment; 100,000 is long enough to lap around the earth’s equator… 4 times. In other words: it’s a lot.

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