The Herb Series: Fu Ling’s (Poria) Solutions for Gut Health

By Alex Raymond /

According to Chinese medicine theory, this medicinal plant is most effective in combating conditions relating to the spleen and the digestive tract.

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How Mint Can Lead You to Emotional Bliss

By DAO Labs /

Mint is an important ingredient in Xiao Yao San or Xiao Yao Wan, traditional Chinese formulas for emotional stabilization.

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Taking a Breath with Extreme Athlete Charlie Wittmack

By Caroline Joan Peixoto /

After 28 days riding a bicycle alone through the desert, Charlie Wittmack found himself in the midst of a massive urban market in the far western city o...

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Strengthen Spleen and Counteract Dampness with this Green Papaya Salad

By Travis Metzger /

Classically this salad is made using a mortar and pestle to smash, pound and bruise the long beans, garlic, chiles and tomatoes.

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Food for Thought: There Is No Straight Line From A to B

By Caroline Joan Peixoto /

Chinese medicine theory is based on five natural elements. Wood, though it may seem straight, is strong and unyielding, and does not hesitate to grow ar...

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A Life-Changing Path to Chinese Medicine: An Interview with Dr. Eric Karchmer

By Caroline Joan Peixoto /

“I had just graduated pre-med from Princeton, and all I really knew is that I didn’t want to be a doctor,” Dr. Eric Karchmer says with a laugh.

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