Category: Food therapy and external therapies

  • Benefits of fresh ginger in Chinese medicine

    Ginger, which is the rhizome of Zingiber officinale Rosc., is named Jiang in Chinese language. Fresh ginger, which is called Sheng Jiang in Chinese, is commonly used as a spice and a herb in China. Fresh ginger is pungent in taste and is slightly warm in nature. It has effects on the meridians of lungs,…

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  • Acupoints to moxibustion for health preservation

    Moxibustion therapy is an external therapy of Chinese medicine. It is an easy method to learn and use, which can make Qi and blood back to be in harmony and regulating meridians. In China a lot of people use moxibustion at home for health preservation daily. How does moxibustion realize health preservation In Chinese medicine,…

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  • Benefits of honey in Chinese medicine

    Honey is widely loved around the world as a foodstuff and is also considered a medicinal raw material in traditional Chinese medicine. Honey is one of the 365 medicinal herbs in Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, China’s first pharmacological monograph. Honey is sweet in flavour, neutral in nature and acts on the meridians of the…

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  • Food for nourishing blood and Yin in Chinese medicine

    Traditional Chinese medicine believes that herbs and food have the same origin. So in daily life, Chinese people like to eat certain food or add herbs to their diet for improving body condition, maintaining health, or promoting healing. The old experiences are related to particular cultural habits that cannot be exactly replicated to the Western…

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  • Simple alternative methods to Gua Sha

    Are you confused about choosing a satisfying tool for Gua Sha? Which is better: a Gua Sha stone, a wooden board or a horn board for Gua Sha? Or try a ladle or a porcelain bowl like the ancient Chinese did? In fact, you can still do it with your bare hands, of course not…

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  • Tofu, traditional Chinese vegetarian food

    Nowadays there are some alternative products of meat, like plant-based meat or cultured meat. In Poland, I once ate vegan kebab, but the taste made me miss tofu very much. In China, tofu is a kind of food that can make people forget meat. Tofu brain Tofu brain is called Dou Hua in some areas.…

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  • Top brands of acupuncture needles in China

    In Europe, acupuncture needles manufactured by SEIRIN of Japan and Dong Bang of the South Korea are very popular. As the developer of the first single-use disposable needles, the needles of SEIRIN are famed for their lightness, so they are popular in facial cosmetology. The success of Dong Bang makes flat-handle needles more popular than…

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  • Making an acupuncture needle in ancient times

    Nowadays acupuncture needles are always made from stainless steel, because of the material’s advantages in strength, toughness, smoothness and rust prevention. The production of needles is machine manufacturing. And the sales of needles are always one hundred pieces per package or one thousand pieces per package. Disposable needles have completely taken the place of reusable…

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  • My history of tea drinking

    As a Chinese, I love tea. I always drink black tea because I am fond of the strong taste of fermented tea. However, I am not an enthusiast of tea, because I don’t use special tools for cooking tea, and I drink tea like people drink beer. Green tea As a person who was born…

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  • Goat meat or sheep meat in traditional Chinese dietetics

    In Poland, it seems that people rarely eat mutton, not to mention the meat of goats. In the history of Han Chinese, goat meat has been an important source of meat since the stone age. In China there are a lot of stories related to goats. In 607 BC, there was a battle between the…

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