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    Outdoors Tip #2

    With camping and hiking season well on its way, now is a good time to update your first aid kit.  Chinese herbal medicine can offer some great additions to the traditional survival pack. Yunnan Baiyao is a traditional hemostatic (stop bleeding) powder in the Chinese herbal pharmacy.  It is used by lightly dusting the cut/wound with the powder and has been shown to shorten bleeding and clotting time.  The product usually comes with a red pill that can be swallowed in case of emergency (internal or serious bleeding).  As well as keeping this powder in my first aid kit I also carry it in each car.  As a mother of…

  • Chinese Medicine Healthy Tips

    Outdoors Tip #1

    It’s getting hot out. A really delicious way to prevent overheating is to eat watermelon. The green part in between the peel and the fruit is especially effective. It is also a tasty treat for kids at sports events where overheating will be more likely. Coconut water is a great way to rehydrate. It has the same electrolyte balance as our blood plasma, and is nature’s pedialyte and Gatorade (without the artificial colors and extra additives). Fun fact: The Chinese name for watermelon is Xi Gua (xi gua pi-watermelon peel/rind) and is indicated in Chinese Medicine for clearing summer heat and relieving thirst:)