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Facial Beauty Routine of an Expert (Herbalist)

Facial Beauty Routine of an Expert (Herbalist)

Make your facial skin care routine special. There is power in allowing it to be a ritual, a ceremony. Perform each task with kindness. Show yourself some love. Be grateful for your face and your skin and do not take it for granted. Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be fun, especially the facial masks and the facial steam.

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More Updates on Factors Affecting the Price & Availability of Chinese Herbs

More Updates on Factors Affecting the Price & Availability of Chinese Herbs

One of our most trusted suppliers of Chinese herbs has advised us that market conditions are still creating increased demand and decreased supply of many vital herbs which is causing the price of herbs to skyrocket.  Some of the factors contributing to these unfavorable conditions include not only weather problems that damaged crops (severe droughts, […]

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Simple Tips to Improve Your Eczema

Simple Tips to Improve Your Eczema

Chronic skin ailments are so frustrating.  One very important concept to remember when dealing with a chronic skin problem is that our skin is just one of the organs in our whole body.  It is our largest organ and it is on the outside of our body (for all the world to see and for […]

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Update on possible increasing costs

Update on possible increasing costs

Several of our suppliers of Chinese herbs have been (necessarily) increasing their prices to reflect recent changes in supply and demand of certain herbs.  Many crops of herbs have been damaged or destroyed due to severe weather conditions and events (earthquakes, late freezes, droughts and floods) in the past year and a half in the […]

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Understanding Eczema Part 4: Patterns and Phases

Understanding Eczema Part 4: Patterns and Phases

[NOTE:  To get the most out of this post, be sure to read my previous posts first: Understanding Eczema Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.] There are a couple of ways to categorize the phases (stages) of eczema: by patient age and/or by duration of illness. By patient age: Infant Phase (under age 2): […]

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Dermatology According to TCM (Over-Simplified)

Dermatology According to TCM (Over-Simplified)

When considering dermatology from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is important to understand how the different pathogenic factors manifest, i.e how they affect the skin’s appearance and sensation.  A simplistic overview: More redness = more Heat More weeping = more Dampness More itching = more Wind More dryness = more Blood Deficiency (or […]

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