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Holiday Gifts for Health

By Katie Stoyka
November 16, 2017 No comments

Everyone is busy towards the end of the year, so why not make life easier and get some holiday shopping done while placing your order at Mayway? We have all sorts of gift-worthy items you may not know about, from TCM t-shirts to herbal teas.

The Chinese Medicine Treatment of Cough

By William Maclean, M.Sc. Chin. Med.
November 16, 2017 No comments

Coughing, in the language of TCM, is simply a failure of the natural descent of Lung qi, or a rebellion of Lung qi upwards. There are two general mechanisms: Lung qi which is too weak to descend, and simply ‘floats’ upward or blockage of Lung qi’s downward movement by a pathogen.

Fires and Metal: Fall Lung Formulas

By Laura Stropes, L.Ac.
November 16, 2017 No comments

Nov 11, 2017 3:40:19 AMAutumn is the season of metal, and pertains to the Lung and Large Intestine organs. It is the season of dryness in Chinese medicine, and as we have recently experienced here in California, it is also the season of wildfires. Although the fires here are now contained, with colder weather coming, burning leaves and smoking chimneys can cause patients here and across the country to react to the change in air quality.

AWB Update: Responding to Hurricanes, Shooting and Wildfires

By Diana Fried, Carla Cassler & Melanie Rubin
November 10, 2017 No comments

Nov 11, 2017 2:17:07 AMAcupuncturists Without Borders has never been called upon to respond to so many disasters as we have this fall. Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the shooting in Las Vegas, and the fires in California have left millions of people in the United States without homes, power, medicine, communication resources, or a semblance of safety. Many of our neighbors are traumatized and are facing long recovery periods – in their external circumstances and internally on an emotional level.

Finding the Right Ginseng

By Katie Stoyka
September 20, 2017 No comments

Sheng Shai Shen

Ginseng is arguably one of the most well-known Chinese medicinal herbs, yet the word is casually used to refer to many different herbs, some with slight variations and others with completely different actions. Let’s take a look at all the “ginsengs” and the differences between them.

Our Quest for Organic Chinese Medicinal Herbs

By Yvonne Lau, Mayway President
September 19, 2017 3 comments

Organic ginseng farm

Obviously, the idea of having organic Chinese herbs is very appealing, and over the years many customers have asked us why we didn’t carry them. What most of our newer customers don’t know is that we actually had certified organic Chinese herbs way back in 1996, but stopped offering them just a year later. This is what happened during our 20-year quest to find truly organic Chinese herbs.