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Adaptogens and Chinese Herbology

By Skye Sturgeon, DAOM
May 22, 2018 No comments

The concept of an herbal adaptogen is a relatively recent one and its origin dates back to 1947 to a Soviet scientist, Nikolai Lazarev. Lazarev was searching for substances that would improve human health and performance over the long-term, without causing dependence or negative effects.

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Cloud Ear and Cucumber Salad Recipe

By Eva Lau, Mayway Vice President
May 15, 2018 No comments

May 16, 2018 6:25:03 AM Mushrooms and fungus are well-known for having health benefits, and the cloud ear fungus (yun mu er) is no exception. Used in cooking since the 6th century, this ingredient benefits healthy blood circulation and tonifies yin with both cooling and moistening properties.

Stabilizing Shen and Hun: Insomnia

By William Maclean, M.Sc. Chin. Med.
May 10, 2018 No comments

Insomnia (bù mèi 不寐, shī mián 失眠) is difficulty sleeping. Insomnia includes inability to sleep, difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking, restlessness at night, a disordered sleep cycle and dream disturbed sleep. In Chinese medicine, insomnia is primarily associated with instability or agitation of the anima, the shén and hún.

Optimizing Female Fertility with Prepared Chinese Medicines

By Laura Stropes, L.Ac.
May 7, 2018 No comments

Traditional Chinese medicine gynecologists have known for thousands of years that regulating the menstrual cycle promotes fertility. Modern practitioners have begun to incorporate the knowledge we have of the biological stages of the menstrual cycle to focus on specific fertility issues and increase effectiveness.

Grow your Acupuncture Practice With Writing

By Katie Stoyka, Mayway Staff
April 25, 2018 No comments

Apr 26, 2018 4:26:23 AM

Is there something about traditional Chinese medicine that’s sparked your interest lately, or that you’ve become passionate about over the years? Writing about it could do a lot more than you might expect.

Chinese Herb-Dyed Easter Eggs

By Katie Stoyka, Mayway Staff
March 15, 2018 2 comments

Eggs dyed with traditional Chinese herbs

Many Chinese herbs come from plants traditionally used for their brilliant dyes. We wondered if they could be used to color Easter eggs because that's the kind of herb nerds we are at Mayway. See what happened...