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Bone Marrow Soup Recipe
Bone Marrow Soup Recipe

Bone Marrow Soup In Chinese medicine, Jing is equated with our vitality.  Our Jing (or qi “bank account”)  is stored in our kidneys.  We have “congenital” jing (that which we were born with) and “accquired” jing (that which comes from the food we take in).  Bone...

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Tacoma Expansion!
Tacoma Expansion!

   Though we loved our quaint office in downtown Tacoma we were starting to feel the constraints of its size. Please celebrate with us as we have expanded our original office of two acupuncture treatment rooms and one therapy room to four acupuncture rooms, a...

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TCM 101— The Eight Principles
TCM 101— The Eight Principles

TCM (traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutrition) has many ways of diagnostically seeing a person.  These various theoretical constructs were developed in different eras and regions of China. In this article, I want to discuss the eight principles. The eight...

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Herbal Chinese Chicken Soup Recipe
Herbal Chinese Chicken Soup Recipe

Herbal Chicken Soup Tonifying herbs are often cooked into soup because their taste is pleasant. The chicken in this soup brings out the Qi tonifying and Blood nourishing properties of the herbs. This recipe has been used by the Institute for Traditional Medicine in...

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The Middle Burner
The Middle Burner

What is the middle burner? The middle burner in Chinese Medicine is the heart of the digestive system. A vivid image of the middle burner is a wood-burning stove that heats a house. Digestion is the stove, and food is the fuel. The quality...

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