Why is your Spleen so important according to Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine considers that the Spleen is one of the most important organs within our body. Many chronic and difficult health problems (such as oedema, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, hair loss, iron deficiency, irregular periods, infertility etc) can be due to a disorder of the Spleen function. It is important to understand how the […]

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Winter melon and odema

I remember a special dish called “Dong gua zhong” winter-melon pot, which is very popular in Kan Tong South of China. Nearly 30 years ago, I visited this place when it was during a hot and damp season. Local people would eat winter-melon pot all the time to balance the body against the hot and […]

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Red azuki beans and odema

You can often purchase red azuki beans (adzuki or aduki beans) within health food shops. They are also called red beans in China. They are deep red in colour and spherical in shape. They have excellent properties in dehydrating, removing dampness, reducing swelling and eliminating toxins. Therefore, Chinese practitioners commonly use them as a form […]

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