Helen London

The Porcelain Bowl: Perfection Is in the Eye of the Beholder
The following story shows how perfection is in the eye of the beholder. Lao Liang needed money, so he wanted to sell his yellow porcelain bowl, which was a family heirloom. Once the news got out,...
Chinese alternative herbal medicine with a collection of herbs & spices.
Ancient Chinese Doctors Only Thought of How to Best Treat Patients (Part 2)
The ancient Chinese doctors Dr. Zhu and Dr. Ge recommended each other in the Yuan Dynasty (See Part 1). Similarly, Dr. Li and Dr. Wang gave each other credit in the Song Dynasty. There were...
Traditional chinese herbal medicine selection with mortar and pestle on oak background.
Ancient Chinese Doctors Only Thought of How to Best Treat Patients (Part 1) 
There were many famous ancient Chinese doctors in the past who had read Confucian classics before practicing medicine. They were indifferent to fame and fortune, did not care about their gains and losses, and took...
Aged brothers laughing while sitting on a sofa together.
Rub 8 Parts of Your Body to Slow Aging and Remain Healthy
Rubbing these 8 parts of your body regularly can relieve sore muscles in adjacent areas, promote blood circulation, prevent diseases, and help to slow aging, which is more beneficial than getting a massage. Rub your face to help...
Sensational Ways God Helps Those With Filial Respect
Filial respect may seem old-fashioned now, but in generations past, respect for parents and ancestors was highly regarded. A family with the surname Yang in Luoyang, capital of the Northern Wei Dynasties, had six male children....
A woman sitting outside on a wooden deck as the sun rises over the mountains.
Lose These 4 Bad Habits to Stay Healthy and Gain These 3 Good Habits
High-quality sleep is a deep sleep that will produce antibodies and prevent the occurrence of diseases. It can also help the repairability of various organs in the body, which is an important foundation for staying...
The 5 Great Projects of Qin Shi Huang
In 221 B.C., Qin Shi Huang conquered the Six Kingdoms and established the first great unified regime of China. He then began a series of substantial political directives, such as unifying weights and measures, unifying the country’s...
A Real Life-Changing Compliment
In the public mind, like in the fairy tales, a stepmother is usually seen as vicious, mean, and conniving, an old hag and warty, abusive of her stepchildren, scolding them for no reason, forcing them to do...
Multi-generational festive family gathering
The Critical Importance of Family Precepts
Most families in the Western world have a family crest, a coat of arms, or a family motto. The motto is usually written in Latin, such as Semper Fidelis — Always Faithful, or in French,...
A steaming hot cup of coffee sits on a wooden table next to a metal scooper filled with coffee beans and an old fashioned coffee grinder.
7 Things You Might Not Know About Coffee
Coffee is a favorite beverage for many people, especially office workers, who may drink coffee regularly every day. Coffee also has many health benefits, and there are 7 things about it that you may not...
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Many Illnesses Are Caused by a Meridian Blockage
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that insufficient qi will cause bad blood circulation, thereby water will not flow, and toxins fail to discharge. Once a meridian is blocked, it will cause pain and various ailments. So,...
Woman holding a poster for liver health.
These 6 Foods Are Excellent for Liver Health
The liver is a very vital organ. Therefore, liver health is particularly important for the immune system and helps fight infection. It removes bacteria from the blood and produces bile, which is essential for digestion....