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10 Chinese Superfoods That Will Help Balance Your Qi

In China, there is an old saying: 药补不如食补 (yào bǔ bù rúshí bǔ) ‘the benefits of medicine as not as good as nutrition.’ Consuming an appropriate amount of certain foods is often found to have health benefits and this is strongly connected with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Whilst the word ‘superfood’ seems contemporary and faddy, food… Read More

Having Mixed Feelings? Talk about Your Emotions in Chinese

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, emotions are connected to specific organs. When emotions are suppressed or inhibited this can cause disease or serious physical complaints. By ‘balancing’ the organ associated with that emotion, the emotion will also rebalance. In order to make a diagnosis, a practitioner of TCM will ask many questions about the patient’s… Read More

中成药: The 5 Most Useful Chinese Patent Medicines

Posted by Joe from WrittenChinese.Com What is Chinese Herbal Medicine? Chinese herbal medicine has been a tradition for thousands of years.  The first known compilation of medicinal plants and other substances is the 神农本草经 (shénnóng běncǎo jīng) – the Divine Farmer’s Classic of Herbal Medicine, named after the mythical ancient Chinese king 神农 (shénnóng) and dating from around… Read More