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Additional Uses for Yunnan Baiyao

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Additional Uses for Yunnan Baiyao

Getting to Know Yunnan Baiyao Yunnan Baiyo is a Chinese herbal formula, modifications of which have been around for at least 100 years.  (Some medical texts from China date back to the 3rd century bce.)  It was originally developed, likely even before its patent, as an emergency formula to stop bleeding, and is primarily used in modern times to regulate the blood clotting process.  It is frequently used in the veterinary world to treat hemangiosarcoma, a form of bleeding cancerous tumor.   Inflammatory Bowl Disease Some research indicates that the outcome of Inflammatory Bowl Disease can be improved with the use of Yunnan...

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Tea and Your Health

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Tea and Your Health

Types of Tea Black, green, white, and purple tea all come from the camellia sinensis plant.  When the leaves are harvested during the growth cycle and how they are treated affect their color, caffeination, and taste.   Black tea is made by harvesting, wilting, and crushing the leaves allowing full oxidization.   Green tea is steamed or pan fired right after harvest to stop the oxidization process.   White tea is usually harvested early in the plants seasonal cycle, from the newly opened leaves or even the buds.  It is dried but minimally processed. Oolong Tea is a varietal tea leaf that is processed...

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Chinese New Year 2021 Yin Metal Ox

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Chinese New Year 2021 Yin Metal Ox

Meaning This is the time of the year when the Yang Qi is starting to emerge from the Yin darkness of winter, and is the beginning of the elemental yearly cycle.   Metal Physiological correspondences according to Classical Chinese Medicine: The organs associated with Metal are the Lung and the Large Intestine.  The Lung is seen as a delicate organ, and the Large Intestine seen as clean due to it's ability to help clean the body.  The emotions of Metal are grief and awe. When we nourish the Metal we balance the water and minerals in our bodies, and release unprocessed grief...

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How Essential Oils "Work"

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How Essential Oils "Work"

What Essential Oils Can Do  The production of essential oils from a plant or resin can preserve and deliver certain properties of those plants and resins.  For example, some mint family herbs can increase circulation topically or open airways via the inhalation route.  That's where we get the menthol and other components of cough drops and pain or cough relieving skin creams.  Essential Oil of peppermint might function in the same way, palliating symptoms of muscle pain when applied to the skin or easing cough when diffused or sprayed.  Essential oils are aslo believed to be capable of healing on...

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Xiao Yao San and Weight Loss

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Xiao Yao San and Weight Loss

Xiao Yao San and Weight Loss This is a commonly used phrase in search engines that brings people to our sight, so I wanted to say a few words about it.  In Chinese medicine theory, everyone has a different body.  While there are common patterns associated with weight loss, an individual may have one or several of those patters, so there's really no individual cure-all for weight loss. This formula does have some beneficial characteristics though, and it can help with abdominal distention or bloating.  It's also a great formula for certain hormonal imbalances, and for stress management.  The endocrine system...

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