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Covid-19 Resources for Medical TCM Herbalists

The best resources I found for the prevention and treatment of Coronavirus Covid-19 with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. Dr. John Chen: How Coronavirus (Covid-19) is treated with TCM in China https://www.elotus.org/content/tcm-resources-covid-19 Powerpoint PPT Download: How Coronavirus (Covid-19) is treated with TCM in China 3/19/2020 Update Powerpoint PDF Download: How Coronavirus (Covid-19) is treated with TCM […]

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Top 5 ways to boost your immune system

In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) theory the first line of defence is the wei qi.  This is a form of energy that circulates just beneath our skin and regulates sweating and immunity. It is dependent on lung function and controls the opening of pores on the skin. Long before viruses and bacteria were recognised as pathogens […]

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Cupping is an age-old technique used in traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate acupuncture points or larger areas of the body. Cupping is often practised alongside acupuncture but can also be used as a treatment in its own right. Cups are rounded and can be made of rubber, glass or very occasionally, bamboo. In cupping, the […]

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Heat therapy

Moxibustion is an essential part of Chinese medicine which uses moxa, a soft woolly substance prepared from mugwort leaves (Artemisia vulgaris). In moxibustion the moxa is placed either directly on the skin or held just above it, over specific acupuncture points or meridians. The herb is lit and as it smoulders slowly, a therapeutic heat […]

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