Chinese Medicine

Bruises are highly visible after a cupping session. (Image: malias via Compfight cc)

Cupping Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

According to traditional Chinese medicine, cupping therapy is used for shoulder, neck, and knee pain, twisted or pulled muscles, sunstroke, headaches, chest pain, and even indigestion. It is a form of alternative medicine in which local suction is created on…

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6 Foods to Nourish Your Heart in Summer

Most all of us get a feeling in the summer. Some call it “midsummer madness” or even “summer heat” when the blood seems to surge and your heart is lifted up. Perhaps its a universal feeling of the heart’s animation that we are…

Dihui was a monk at the Jingci Temple in the Nanping Mountains in southern Zhejiang Province. People liked to go and listen to him because he had good reasoning, and his comments were interesting. (Image: Hartwig HKD via flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)

Ancient Chinese Lifestyle for Longevity

The ancient Chinese people ate two meals per day made up of a very small amount of food. They also very seldom ate meat, which helped improve their digestive regularity. Since ancient times, there have been plenty of examples of those…

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Ancient Chinese Lifestyle for Longevity

The ancient Chinese people ate two meals per day made up of a very small amount of food. They also very seldom ate meat, which helped improve their digestive regularity. Since…

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Cupping Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

According to traditional Chinese medicine, cupping therapy is used for shoulder, neck, and knee pain, twisted or pulled muscles, sunstroke, headaches, chest pain, and even indigestion. It is a form…

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6 Foods to Nourish Your Heart in Summer

Most all of us get a feeling in the summer. Some call it “midsummer madness” or even “summer heat” when the blood seems to surge and your heart is lifted up. Perhaps…

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How to Prepare For a Chinese Doctor Check-Up

If you’ve never seen a Chinese doctor before, don’t be scared, traditional Chinese medicine is not voodoo. It’s been around for thousands of years and is a valid way of…

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Bian Que: Deity Doctor of Miracles

According to a record in the book “Shi Ji” (史記), Records of the Grand Historian, there was an exceptional doctor named Bian Que (扁鵲) who lived 2,500 years ago, in…