The Tao of Making Love

Sex has been a subject of obsession throughout human history. It has often inspired heated conflicts and extreme behaviors. From repressive societies to promiscuous indulgence, sex, or its powers, through many evolutions continues to intrigue us. In the midst of these extremes, there is a distinct lack of knowledge and understanding among the majority of […]

The Prevention of Breast Cancer

Each year in the United States, approximately 180,000 women will be told they have breast cancer. While there is ample information in the public about the medical aspects of treatment, by comparison, information on prevention is still lacking. This article will provide some current information on how Chinese women work toward prevention of breast cancer. […]

Longevity

In our modern age, as scientific technology advances, the prospect of us being kept alive longer is greater than ever. However, is our quality of life necessarily improving as a result? Are we healthier, vital and happier? What about our spiritual condition? These and other questions beg the redefining of the concept of longevity. Longevity, […]

A Pearl of Wisdom

The fourth emperor of China’s Ching Dynasty, Chien Long, was touring the Yangtze River. As he stood on a hill looking out to the river, he saw many merchants’ junks busily sailing along the river. He was very pleased with the business activity on the river. Casually he asked a monk next to him, “How […]

Cooling Foods for Summer

Summer is the season to introduce some cooling foods into your diet. Here are some suggestions to keep you cool and balanced all summer long. These fruits and vegetables will help adjust your body temperature and protect you during the long, hot summer days: snowpeas, asparagus, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, corn, celery, cucumber, zucchini, potato, […]

Kids’ Corner

Growth, development, regeneration and repair occur quickly during childhood. We call this a “Pure Yang” phenomenon, when the body’s functional activities are fast-paced. It is especially important to provide proper nutrition during this time. Because a child’s organ systems are in the process of development, they can easily become injured or diseased. Symptoms and conditions […]

Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)

The name Dang Gui means “shall return”. This name was derived from a story: Once upon a time, there was a young man named Wang Fu. He was very strong and brave. He collected herbal medicine for a living. There was a huge mountain which was known to grow magical herbs. Being that the mountain […]

A Pearl of Wisdom

There was once a farmer who grows rice in the paddy field to support his living. One year, his grains were growing very slowly. He was very worried. One day, he decided to go to the paddy field to pull on the young seedlings to help the rice stalks grow taller and faster. He came […]

How to Care for Your Back

Do you or someone you know suffer from back pain? With an understanding of the structure and function of the back, you can apply tried-and-true preventive practices that will ensure that you don’t suffer the same fate as billions of people do—back pain. The human back consists of the spine, muscles and ligaments, and nerves. […]

A Cure for PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the cyclic recurrence of a group of symptoms which peak 7 to 10 days before menstruation and disappear a few hours after the onset of the menstrual flow. This condition is characterized by multiple and diverse symptoms including, but not limited to: breast tenderness, transient weight gain, bloating, constipation, insomnia, acne, […]