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The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Chinese Medicine embraces the wholeness of living things – the people we treat, the plants we use as medicine, the environment in which we live and life in general .  It isn’t that we ignore little details; we consider them pieces of the bigger picture, smaller parts of the whole. Herbal formula in the grinder When formulating the […]

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Wanted Weeds Part 2: Goatheads

Wanted Weeds Part 2: Goatheads

Alright, I will admit it: probably the only people who think there is any value in goatheads are Chinese herbalists.  Bicyclist in the Rocky Mountain region surely consider them a nemesis.  But as a Chinese herbalist who treats itchy skin conditions, I have to admit that these little burrs come in handy. The goathead, also […]

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Wanted Weeds Part 1: The Dandelion

Wanted Weeds Part 1: The Dandelion

The dandelion sure gets a bad rap in suburbia.  The other day I caught my neighbor using a leaf blower to blow the puff balls off the dandelions in  my yard so they wouldn’t blow into his perfectly groomed lawn.  Lawn care companies and homeowners with green grass seem to have quite the vendetta against […]

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Entrepreneurs Need Heros, Too.

Entrepreneurs Need Heros, Too.

I am an herbalist (and acupuncturist) first. But I am also an entrepreneur. It is not easy to start or run a business all by yourself. Most of the time it requires a little support from others (sometimes a LOT of support from others!). When it comes to staying motivated and keeping the drive to move […]

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Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to the blog for Zi Zai Dermatology!  Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years – those I understand.  But blogging is brand new to me – this is my first post.  Hang in there with me while I figure this all out.  My plan is to give you cool info about skin care and about […]

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