Barley and Vegetable Soup

Barley Vegetable and mixed bean Soup

Barley in China is an ancient crop. According to research, as early as the mid-Neolithic, the ancient Qiang people (living in Qinghai) began planting barley in the upper reaches of the Yellow River. This dates the history of barley cultivation in China back more than 5,000 years. Dating back 2000 … Continue reading

Chinese Medicated Diet Recipes for Eye Health

Chinese Medicated Diet Recipes for Eye Health

In a previous post I wrote about the history of the Chinese Medicated Diet in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In this post, I’m going to write very briefly about Traditional Chinese Medicine and eye health, then cover five different Chinese Medicated Diet Recipes for Eye Health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, although all … Continue reading

Eating and Eating Practices for your health in TCM

Eating and Eating Practices for your Health in TCM Thousands of years ago, the Chinese people were already practicing specific principles of eating and following eating practices as set out by the Traditional Chinese Medical Doctors of those ancient times. These principles and practices began to be recorded in chinese medical texts dating to more than 3,000 … Continue reading

Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Acupuncture during pregnancy

Expectant mothers often ask if Acupuncture during Pregnancy is safe, and if so, who should they use as an Acupuncturist given that many different types of healthcare practitioners offer acupuncture treatments. The short answer is that acupuncture during pregnancy IS safe and there are very minimal risks to receiving acupuncture … Continue reading

Acupuncture and Fertility

Acupuncture and Fertility

There are wide ranging factors that can make conception difficult to achieve and as a result, more and more couples are undergoing  in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Despite the many advances in IVF techniques over recent years, each IVF treatment cycle is expensive, lengthy and stressful and successful conception often remains difficult to … Continue reading