Tu Si Zi and the Hidden Gluten in its Processed Form: A Warning for Practitioners

Tu Si Zi, also known as cuscuta seed, holds a significant place in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a commonly used herb within the category of tonify kidney...

February 23, 2024

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Sulfites in the Spotlight: Demystifying Myths for Chinese Medicine Practitioners

As Chinese medicine continues to gain global traction, questions regarding ingredient safety, particularly sulfites, have surfaced. Herbalists and acupuncturists need a solid grasp of this topic to better serve their clientele. Here's a breakdown tailored just for you...

October 26, 2023

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Kamwo’s 50th: Golden Jubilee Year

Sometimes, you don't truly realize how far you've come until you take a moment to reflect on the journey. On September 22nd, Kamwo Herbs celebrated its remarkable 50th Year Anniversary as a brick-and-mortar store that first opened its doors in 1973…

October 10, 2023

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Chinese Medicinal Soups: A Tasty Remedy for Insomnia Caused by Deficiencies

Have you ever struggled to fall asleep or experienced restless nights? If so, you're not alone. Insomnia, or difficulty sleeping, affects countless people worldwide. While there are many potential causes of insomnia, one often overlooked factor is nutritional deficiencies...

June 22, 2023

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Should our profession support the growth of the organic Chinese herbs industry? Kamwo Meridian Herbs asserts a resounding yes!

The global demand for natural and organic products has witnessed a significant surge in recent years, with consumers increasingly seeking healthier alternatives for their well-being. Within this realm, the organic...

June 20, 2023

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A Father's Day Tribute to Dr. Carl Shan Leung: A Legacy of Healing


On this special day, we pay homage to a remarkable man who has dedicated his life to the art of healing and preserving the traditions of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Carl Shan Leung, a proud member of the esteemed Leung family lineage...

June 5, 2023

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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine and How and Why it Works | Kamwo gives you the low down.

Traditional Chinese Medicine, you’ve heard about it and would like to know more. Maybe you have experienced acupuncture or read about the benefits of herbs. We are here to give you a foundational overview...

May 3, 2023

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Fire Spirit School (HuoShenPai) Fu Zi 火神派 附子 Not your regular aconite - by Thomas Leung, DACM

I think we practitioners can all agree that Fu Zi is a very important herb in Chinese medicine. It is commonly recognized as “chief of the hundred herbs”…

September 16, 2022

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Spotlight On | Acne & Scarring - by Mazin Al-Khafaji

From oily skin and yellow spots to blackheads, pustules and eruptive cysts, acne can exert a huge impact on our mental and emotional health – especially so when…

May 12, 2021

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What causes Acne? A word from our experts - by Mazin Al-Khafaji


In the UK, our NHS reports 95% of people aged 11-30 experience acne, with symptoms improving from the mid-20s once hormone production settles down…

May 14, 2021

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Find Your Pulse System - by Collin Campbell

Let's try to comprehend how the Tian system actually works. First, I think it will help us think about it less than a system of pulse diagnosis…

May 11, 2021

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Postpartum Care (TCM PPC) - by Dr. Lily Yu Gillespie

Traditional Chinese Medicine Postpartum Care (TCM PPC) is a special way for women who have just given birth to nourish their bodies back to health…

April 27, 2021

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How Yoga Stretching Oil Improves Flexibility and Suppleness - by Tom Bisio

Yoga Stretching Oil. Flexibility combined with strength is part of the equation that allows us to move with coordinated ease, while simultaneously maintaining joint integrity…

January 12, 2021

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How Acupuncture Can Get You Through Cold and Flu Season - by Marc Gian

Fall is almost upon us! In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Fall is the season of the Lungs and the Metal Element. It is imperative to begin strengthening your system…

September 17, 2020

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Gain Confidence in Pulse Taking - by Collin Campbell

A patient sits down in front of Dr Tian complaining of ‘pain of all bones of the body’. Dr Tian takes the pulse. First the left and then right hand.…

February 25, 2021

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Acupuncture and Allergies - by Marc Gian, L.Ac., LMT

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Summer is associated with fire and the Fall with metal. Metal, in turn, is related to the lung and has the connotation of "letting go."…

September 22, 2020

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Arthritis & the Athlete - by Tom Bisio

Cartilage is the thick, fibrous tissue that covers the ends of the bones where they meet inside the joints. It allows the surfaces of the bones to slide smoothly…

August 28, 2020

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The 3 Stages Of Healing Sinew (Soft Tissue) Injuries: Stage 2 – Sub-Acute by Tom Bisio

If your injury was treated correctly when it first happened, there may be no Stage 2 symptoms and you can quickly return to your normal activities…

August 18, 2020

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The 3 Stages Of Healing Sinew (Soft Tissue) Injuries: Stage 1 – Acute - by Tom Bisio

In Chinese medicine, connective tissues around the joint are collectively referred to as Jin. Jin is often translated as ‘sinews’, a concept which includes tendons, ligaments..

July 22, 2020

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Tips on Using Essential Oils to Strengthen our Lungs 

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, help keep our Immune Systems Strong, but adding essential oils like Pine, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Lemon will prove to be invaluable...

March 30, 2020

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A return to the clinical power of our roots lyme disease

A while ago Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc sat down with his student and colleague, Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc to discuss the finer points of “Brain Gu” Syndrome, specifically as it pertains to the treatment of Lyme Disease.

March 2, 2020

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East Meets West in Reproductive Medicine Mike Berkley, L.Ac., FABORM

Infertility is a blanket term which describes the inability to conceive after trying for 12 months. My definition of infertility, however, is not conceiving after a year of timed intercourse.

December 6, 2019

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Palmarosa - A Calming, Soothing and Nourishing oil

Palmarosa is a cooling, nourishing, and calming oil with a sweet floral scent. Palmarosa is distilled from the fragrant grass and flowers and is similar in quality and functions of floral oils.

November 8, 2019

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Pork Belly Foxnut Seeds Soup - Tonic Soup for Overactive Bladder interrupting Sleep (Nocturia)

Did you know that Chinese medicine has been treating nocturia (waking up at night to urinate) naturally with herbal soups?

October 8, 2019

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Traditional Chinese Medicine for Your Furry & Feathered Friends

Today many of us consider our pets as a true part of the family. Most every lifestyle comfort available to us has a counterpart aimed at our furry friends from accessories to junk foods to weddings and yoga classes.

October 4, 2019

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A popular combination in Chinese medicine

Solomon Seal & Ginseng is a popular combination in Chinese medicine to strengthen the cardiovascular and respiratory system…

October 4, 2019

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Chinese medicine making delicious bone broth

Did you know that Chinese medicine has been making delicious bone broth with medicinal benefits for thousands of years?…

October 2, 2019

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Transitioning into Autumn with Eucalyptus radiata

As summer fades away and the more cooling season of autumn is upon us, it is the perfect time to strengthen the Lungs and Wei Qi…

September 24, 2019

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Eucommia Bone Soup for elderly lower back pain

Eucommia Bone Soup for elderly lower back pain or to speed up recovery from bone fractures and tendon tears? You bet! In Chinese medicine, we use Eucommia Bark along with other herbs to optimize your body...

September 19, 2019

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Increasing the value of your herbal prescription

Have you come across the term Custom Rx Labeling (CRL) Available on your Escript account and wonder what it is? It is a powerful tool within Escript that can enhance the value of your prescription choice… 

September 13, 2019

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The Practical Herbalist #04: Qing Hao in the Clinic - By Andrew Nugent-Head

One of the issues of the current study of herbs is that many people are using formulas without understanding the Shen Nong Ben Cao Upper—Middle—Lower categorization of the herbs within the formula…

June 6, 2019

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Intro to Essential Oils distilled from Flowers - By Marc Gian

For  Acupuncturist and Massage Therapists essential oils distilled from flowers have many benefits, especially when working with the Shen as they serve to calm the mind and soften the mood.

July 15, 2019

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Essential Oils And Chinese Medicine - By Marc Gian

The use of essential oils continues to be gain popularity. Many people are finding the use of essential oils and aromatherapy are beneficial to uplift their mood, increase depth of respiration and prevent symptoms of common colds.

June 1, 2019

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