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A Chinese medicine explanation of the common cold

Focus on The Common Cold

Ah, the common cold. For many this healthy reaction of their body to an outside germ is an uncomfortable nuisance. For others, however, it is a real concern because “it always goes to my lungs” which can lead to life-threatening pneumonia. Exactly what is this experience that we all have at some time in our […]

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Warm teas and soups, supportive to the immune system in Chinese medicine

Focus on Immune System

Do you feel uncertain, anxious or fearful about whether your immune system is protecting you? Do you feel you have a weak immune system and are at a loss for how to best support it? Do you find the whole concept of immunity baffling and mysterious? If your answer to any of these questions is […]

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An anatomical rendering of the human body and digestive system

Focus on Digestion

How Digestion Works Digestive problems are a real concern for many people. They range from belching to severe acid reflux, mild abdominal pain to ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s, slow digestion with constipation to fast digestion with diarrhea. Like many concepts about our bodies, digestion seems so complex and helping problems seems mysterious due to the […]

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Virus pathogen

How Your Body Works to Repel a Pathogen

We hear the words “immune system” so often but very few non-medical folks understand much about it. The explanations of modern science offer some theoretical ideas that we can grasp remotely. The various antibodies and blood cell types give us words to pin on our immune system but still no idea how it works. When […]

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