About TCM

About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Here you will find interesting articles that I have put together about Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM in short, food cure remedies, and information about using various Chinese herbs to help improve your well being.

Herbs & Food Cures


About Herb Ren Shen (Ginseng)

Rén Shen (Ginseng)
Ginseng (Ren Shen) is a popular herbal tonic that combat fatigue and boosts our immune-system function. The botanical name is known as Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. and the Pharm. name is Radix Ginseng. The plant’s medicinal portion …

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About Herb Gou Qi Zi

Gou Qî Zi
Gou Qi Zi (Wolfberry fruit; Lycium fruit) , the dried fruit is ovate, spindle-shaped. The skin is bright or dark red. Large, red fruits with few seeds and sweet flesh are best. The botanical name is Lycium chinense …

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About Herb Huang Qi

Huáng Qí
Common Name: Astragalus rootBotanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. Astragalus mongholicus Bge.Pharm. Name: Radix AstragaliUsed Part: RootTaste and Property: Sweet, slightly warmEmbryonic Property: Spleen and lung
To replenish the Qi (vital energy) and stop perspirationTo consolidate the defensive energyTo dispel pus …

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TCM Theories & Concepts

TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine

TCM Physiological Theory

The Yang Energy System
There are 2 types of qi. One is congenital qi ( Hsiantian ) and the other is acquired qi ( Houtian ). Congenital qi is qi of the organs and channels, and it is acquired from the …

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T T Ang System

Why does a person often feel sick whereas others stay in good health even without medication? Why do people suffer from chronic disease, diabetes, vascular or heart diseases, arthritis etc? The early stages of such illnesses could be evident in …

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