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CCHW defines “wellness” as the active cultivation of practices and life choices that best promote overall health and well-being.

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Miso Soup & Dashi

Dashi (or broth) 2 (4-inch) square pieces kombu– highly nutritious seaweed or kelp 2 1/2 quarts water 1/2-ounce bonito flakes or katsuobushi, about 2 cups (fish flakes usually tuna)… I tend not to use them.. Directions Put the kombu sauce pan, cover with the water and soak for 30 minutes. Set the saucepan over medium heat […]

Pumpkin Recipe

Pumpkin / Squash / Sweet Potato Recipe This recipe is great for a couple of different things. It is fast, simple, and delicious. I, like my grandmother, do not tend to measure anything. I go by taste and sight. The benefits: Pumpkin is good for the lung and phlegm. Ginger is very warming, aids in […]

Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin Nutrition Pumpkin is loaded with Beta-carotene Pumpkins are not just for carving. The pumpkin’s bright orange color is a dead giveaway that it is loaded with an antioxidant called beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. Other orange squashes are similarly gifted. Current research indicates that […]

The Common Cold

Chinese Medicine does not recognize the diagnosis of the “common cold.” Why? Because everyone is an individual and therefore not “common”! Chinese Medicine views symptoms in terms of patterns. In the case of the “common cold” you can have any one or a combination of any number of patterns.

Dietary Recommendations for Lung Disorders

Dietary Recommendations for the Lung THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR DOCTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS OR PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective on the Lungs Any word denoting a TCM Organ System is capitalized to make it clear that a system, not a single organ, is being referenced. Healthy Lungs maintain a light, moist, protective […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and NAET

What is IBS according to Western Medicine? The CMDT defines Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as a chronic functional disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort with alterations in bowel habits. Symptoms generally begin in late teens and early twenties. Pain is often relieved with defecation. There is a change in the frequency in bowel movements […]

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