TCM for the uninitiated

By Matt McGarvey /

It was the spring of 1995 when I first experienced TCM. I was a Chinese student in Beijing and was suffering from insomnia and an upset stomach. One of ...

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The Launch Playlist

By Caroline Joan Peixoto /

Hello world! Coming to you live and just in time for the late days of spring – when the air is still cool and crisp in the morning and at night, the sno...

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To achieve balance in life, start with rocks

By John McGarvey /

When 26-year-old San Francisco-based Travis Ruskus’ art fails (or falls), the result is always the same – a pile of rocks. Be it on a beach on the San F...

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Xiao Yao San for Happiness

By Dr. Eric Karchmer, PhD, MD (China), LAc /

Imagine temporarily putting aside all your cares, leaving your cell phone at home, forgetting about email, work, your countless family obligations, and ...

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Digestive Harmony & "Bao He Wan" = Digestive Happiness

By Dr. Eric Karchmer, PhD, MD (China), LAc /

One seemingly minor – but in the world of Chinese medicine not at all insignificant – digestive complaint that we have all experienced is “indigestion.”...

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Why do qigong if you’re a yogi

By Mimi Kuo-Deemer /

Yoga was my first love. Initially I remember how amazing the stretches felt to my over-contracted 23 year-old self. I first discovered yoga while fumbli...

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