Natural Pregnancy & Childbirth 2.0

Natural Pregnancy & Childbirth 2.0

By Emma Suttie, D.Ac, AP I am presently pregnant with my second baby. My first is 18 months, and I am expecting to give birth any day now. It has been an intense year and a half. I described motherhood to a friend as like being swept up in a tsunami and just having to...
China Issues First White Paper on Traditional Chinese Medicine

China Issues First White Paper on Traditional Chinese Medicine

Source –  Xinhuanet.com BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — The Chinese government published its first white paper on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Tuesday, detailing policies and measures on TCM development and highlighting its unique value in a new era....
Chrysanthemum & Licorice Tea for Liver Detoxification

Chrysanthemum & Licorice Tea for Liver Detoxification

By Vicky Chan of NourishU Liver/ Gallbladder Disease The liver is the sole organ in promoting and detoxifying the blood. Promoting liver health is similar to promoting blood. Spring is the best season to address liver health because it is the beginning of a new cycle...
The Ethics of Healing –  The “Hippocratic” Oath of China’s King of Medicine, Sun Simiao

The Ethics of Healing – The “Hippocratic” Oath of China’s King of Medicine, Sun Simiao

Compiled by John Voigt Sun Simiao (581-682) was an outstanding Chinese physician, scholar and author who lived during the Tang Dynasty. Called the “King of Medicine” (Yaowang) Sun Simiao is said to have founded Chinese gynecology, pediatrics and geriatrics as...
Liver Flush Immune Elixir Recipe

Liver Flush Immune Elixir Recipe

The ReFresh Cookbook – Ruth Tal with Jennifer Houston This recipe is from one of my favourite cookbooks, that comes from one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto – Fresh. It was a wonderful place to eat with a diverse menu of fresh, raw, vegan (and non...
Painful Periods? Why You Don’t Have To Suffer.

Painful Periods? Why You Don’t Have To Suffer.

By Emma Suttie, D.Ac, AP Painful periods are what got me into Chinese medicine. A strange thing to say maybe, but it is true. I hated them then, but when I look back, I am so grateful for them. It is because of my horrible cramps that I became an acupuncturist....
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