Archive for the ‘Oriental Medicine’ Category

With Gratitude on the Eve of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

Giving Thanks On the Eve of Thanksgiving To my friends: Offering gratitude and appreciation for your unwavering support and guidance. To my clients: My heartfelt thanks for your steadfast confidence and belief. To those that visit these pages that I have not personally met: Wishing peace, happiness and a thoughtful Thanksgiving! Best Regards, Sharon

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The Use of Astragulus in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

Huang Qi, also known as Astragalus, is a perennial plant that is native to the northern and eastern parts of China, Mongolia and Korea, and is one of the fifty fundamental herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used for thousands of years for its immune boosting properties for protecting the body against […]

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Chinese Medicine for Seasonal Allergies

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

After a long, bitterly cold winter, one of the best things to do is get outside and breathe in the sunshine. The longer days and influx of Vitamin D helps to shake off the wintertime blues. Unfortunately for many Philadelphians, with the warmth of spring come the runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, and itchy, watery eyes […]

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Come See Us at the Philadelphia Science Festival

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

It’s time to get nerdy, Philadelphia. Entering its fifth year, the Philadelphia Science Festival is back, running Friday, April 24th and through May 2nd. Throughout the city there will be opportunities to explore the way things work and a chance to finally get some answers to the things you’ve always wondered about. Like, what makes […]

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How Pinellia (Ban Xia) is Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Pinellia, is a Chinese herb from the Araceae family. Pinellia is native to southern China and Japan and commonly referred to as the Green Dragon because of the color and shape of the plant’s flower with its long, tongue-like extension of its spadix. Pinellia’s root is the part of the plant used in Chinese Herbal Medicine. To process the root for […]

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Don’t Give in to Holiday Stress: 3 Simple Practices for Beating the Holiday Blues

Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

At what point did the holidays’ stop being magical and start being a nerve wracking, demanding, and a hectic collection of weeks of the year? With decorations creeping into stores in October, it seems impossible to escape the end of the year without a being physically, emotionally and spiritually drained. Why do we do it? […]

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The Use of Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong) in Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Eucommia bark comes from the eucommia tree, or hardy rubber tree, that originates in the Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Hubei provinces of Central China. It is grown as an ornamental and shade tree that can reach heights up to 60 feet in temperate climates. To obtain the bark of the tree, small patches are peeled away […]

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Gardenia: Chinese Herbal Medicine and Zhi Zi

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Gardenia is a popular ornamental shrub that is a genus of flowering plants in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and southern Asia and is found in warm climates worldwide. Best known for their fragrant white flowers and deep, glossy green leaves, Traditional Chinese Medicine uses the orange, […]

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It’s Not Just Needles and Herbs: How to choose an Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Practitioner of Oriental Medicine

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

You’re looking for an acupuncturist. You launch your browser and type Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine Philadelphia into the search field.  Enter.  Pages and pages of results load as you wonder:  what should I be looking for? How do I know which acupuncturist is best for me? Who has the most extensive education and training? Who can offer a full range of treatment […]

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Zhu Dan-Xi and the Yin Nourishing School in Chinese Medicine

Friday, August 8th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

The fourth master of Chinese Medicine, Zhu Dan-Xi, had the opportunity to study and adapt his teachings based on the other three masters’ schools of thought – bringing together the Four Great Masters’ of Chinese Medicine.   Zhu believed that people suffered from chronic disease as a result of overindulgence in pleasurable things and activities, […]

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