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Top 3 Acupressure Points for Stress & Anxiety

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Before we get to the good stuff, here are some things to know about acupressure. Acupressure is essentially acupuncture without needles. The great thing about acupressure is that you can apply pressure on the points from the comfort of your own home or from

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Cold foods and fertility and women's health

Why Weight Gain from Cold Raw Foods?

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Eating cold raw foods can cause weight gain!! I know you’re probably confused right now and this may sound surprising to you. Western medicine may even disagree with this or may call this a myth. But Chinese medicine has had an interesting view on

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Coffee & Your Health: Chinese Medicine Perspective

Why Coffee for Better Health? Chinese Medicine Perspective

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Chinese medicine offers great insight when it comes to different foods and their properties and how they affect the body. Chinese medicine has a very interesting perspective on our morning cup of coffee. I’ll just start off by saying that I personally love coffee!!

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How is Warm Water Better For Health?

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In Chinese medicine, everything is classified according to more yin or more yang (more cold or more heat). The aim is to always strive for balance of the two. Water is considered a “yin” substance – or in other words…a cooling substance. That’s why

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health of blood, fertility pregnancy and menstruation

The Concept of Blood and Chinese Medicine

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Most people have a general idea of what blood is and why it’s a vital substance in our bodies. But Chinese medicine has a slightly different take on it that you’re sure to find interesting. This is especially true in the case of menstruation,

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