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We Must Fight Rhino Poaching With Science And Dismiss Superstition

Russ Belville | Posted 03.16.2017 | Green
Russ Belville

A recent story about poachers breaking into the zoo in Paris and killing a rhino to saw off its horn has led to Czech and Belgian zookeepers pre-empti...

It's Time to End the Bear Bile Industry

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

For more than 20 years, we have been calling attention to the despicable trade in bear parts. From coast to coast across the U.S., American black bears are killed, their paws cut off, and their abdomens brutally sliced open to extract the gallbladders inside.

Bone Broth, the Healing Soup From the Paleolithic Diet (Also a Vegetarian Alternative)

Sat Hon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sat Hon

From ancient time, one of the foundations of the Paleolithic diet is "bone broth," the clear, concentrated protein-rich elixir that Chinese herbalists...

5 Ways To Give Dad The Gift Of Health This Father's Day

Dr. Daniel Hsu | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Hsu

Father's Day is the occasion to show your appreciation. It's also an opportunity to help your father get some balance and feel better. Here are five ways to give him the day he deserves and kick start some habits that will keep on giving!

Weight Loss for Summer: How Traditional Eastern Medicine Could Help

Dr. Daniel Hsu | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Hsu

If you adopt an Asian diet and avoid sugary, nutrient-free foods, you could see the pounds melt off and look forward to looking great in a swimsuit this summer.

Top 5 Asian Medicine Travel Tips

Dr. Daniel Hsu | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Hsu

Whether you're heading across the ocean or a few hours down the road, follow these simple steps and you can rest assured that you'll arrive feeling your best and ready to tackle anything vacation throws at you.

China Takes Pangolin and Whale Shark Off the Menu

OnEarth | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

Pangolins, golden monkeys, moon bears, tigers, rhinos, lots of turtles, and some species of sharks are all technically off limits. I say technically because nobody knows exactly what this new ban means.

The Season of Sneezing: Allergy Remedies and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr. Daniel Hsu | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Hsu

Typically caused by an allergic reaction to pollen, almost one in five Americans are impacted, and for some the Western treatment leads to even more issues. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Ancient Chinese Jade Stone Treatments Can Provide Natural Facelift Benefits

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Holly Cara Price

If you have ever had insomnia and found yourself channel surfing late at night, you'll likely have seen those half hour ads with products that claim t...

The Healing Nature of Sleep

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Why do we sleep? This is really a modern question. Few people wondered about...

On Pins and Needles in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

When most people think of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, they don't think of the Middle East -- or Islam. I didn't either, until I moved to Beirut and asked a colleague where I could find an acupuncturist -- expecting to find none.

Cancer-Related Fatigue: Ancient Herb Ganoderma Offers Relief

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Cancer-related fatigue is one of the primary complaints of and is a short term and long term side effect of cancer patients both during and after canc...

You Might as Well Start Biting Your Nails

Natalie Lapides | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

Rhinos are being poached for their horns at a rate of over two per day. I do not need to explain that this is completely unsustainable. So what drives this inhumane and needless killing of endangered animals?

Popular Aphrodisiac Fungus Could Be Harvested To Extinction

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

A seemingly insatiable demand for the so-called "Himalayan Viagra" may cause lasting ecological damage to the high-altitude regions where the fungus i...

Not Trying to Get Your Way May Make You Happier

Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac.

We want to plan. We want to control. We want to be ready and look our best and come out on top. But controlling for what is coming is no guarantee you are going to make the most of what comes -- in fact, it's probably going to hinder our ability to get the most out of it.

What Makes Traditional Chinese Medicine Different From Western Medicine?

Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living

What makes Chinese medicine different from Western views on health? According to a new analysis in the journal Pastoral Psychology, it's the belief...

How This Single Fish Is Worth $473,000?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

An endangered fish known in Chinese medicine for its healing properties was caught off the coast of the Fujian province of China last week and fetched...

Healthy Aging: Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

Aging is a natural process of life, and healthy aging is achievable, particularly through integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicine.

Don't Mask Your Symptoms -- Listen to Them

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

Treat symptoms as your friends, not your enemies. Do not silence them or kill them. They are trying to give you important messages. We should respect them and listen to them.

Insights Into Mother's Day

Dr. Isaac Eliaz | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Isaac Eliaz

The strong life energy of the spring moves our emotions, and if we are listening, we can find the places where our energy is stuck -- the places that need healing.

Bilious Cruelty Against Bears in the Name of Medicine

Tim Terhaar | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Tim Terhaar

Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over...

Six Cancer-Fighting Medicinal Mushrooms

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Medicinal mushrooms and mushroom extracts are used worldwide to fight cancer and enhance and modulate immune response.

Easing Menopause Symptoms With Food

Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM | Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM

If you want to know how to turn down your body's internal "thermostat" you are in the right place. Alternative medicine, including food therapy, is a viable option for managing menopause symptoms.

Cordyceps: Ancient Chinese Herb May Be Useful for Cancer Support

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Cordyceps sinensis, a traditional Chinese Medicine, is a fungus that has been historically used for over 2,000 years throughout China and Asia as part of treatment for a variety of conditions including many cancers.

Acupuncture: When East Meets West

Beverley Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverley Golden

Acupuncture is the most practiced way to restore this balance in Traditional Chinese Medicine, although techniques like acupressure, moxibustion and chi kung or tai chi are various other practices incorporated.