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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.

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...

Chinese Medicine Day!

By Katie Stoyka, Mayway Staff
March 15, 2018 No comments

Lanzhou Foci historic photo

In the United States we may know March 17th as a celebration of Irish heritage, but it's also a significant day in Chinese cultural history. It was the day when traditional Chinese medicine was almost abolished.

Consultant’s Corner: Determining the Right Dosage for Your Patient

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

Teapill dosageAlthough Chinese medicine is an herb-based tradition and is regulated in the United States as “food supplements”, as practitioners we know that it is nonetheless still medicine. In China most prepared Chinese herbal formulas, even common ones such as Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, are still considered prescription medicines. However, unlike pharmaceuticals, there is a much greater variance in how herbal formulas work on our patients. Even with standard dosages printed on their labels, it doesn’t mean that as practitioners we shouldn’t increase or decrease the dosage if we feel it is best for a given patient.