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Ginseng root has been used as a medicinal supplement and a natural remedy for a long time, especially in Asia. (Image: markroad PixabayCC0

Ginseng: The Powerful Healing Root

Since ancient times, ginseng has been considered to be the “king of herbs.” In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ginseng is said to have a unique and highly nourishing effect, and that it holds many benefits for both the body and…

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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Ginseng: The Powerful Healing Root

Since ancient times, ginseng has been considered to be the “king of herbs.” In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ginseng is said to have a unique and highly nourishing effect, and…

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Weight Loss and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Successful weight loss depends on a number of factors, ranging from mental strength and  physical constitution to, most of all, the right understanding about how to get from A to…

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Hua Tuo: China’s Magical Doctor

In ancient China, there was no CT, ultrasound, X-ray, or Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Ancient doctors were able to rely on the body’s senses to gather diagnostic information.

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Eucommia Bark: A Treatment for Backache

Eucommia bark looks just like tree bark, yet it prevents pain in the back and legs. It is also 1 of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology. Its…

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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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5 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

Not only did ancient people dream of achieving immortality, they also spared no effort in finding some sort of elixir or remedy that might prolong their lives indefinitely, but to…

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Have a Great Summer With This Hot Tea

Summer is here, and this is the time to drink ginger and red date tea. Drinking this tea every morning from the beginning of summer (Li Xia on the Chinese…

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You Should Try These Hot Soups and Drinks This Summer

Sweating reduces your bodily fluids, as well as depleting your stores of salt, potassium, calcium, and other minerals. If you don’t adequately replace these vital minerals, you can suffer from metabolic disorders…

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Did You Know That Hunger Triggers Longevity?

Japanese research has found that if one delays eating for an hour after first feeling hungry, the “longevity gene” will be triggered. This gene has a powerful effect on repairing…