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Mien Shiang - Chinese Face Reading

Mien Shiang - Chinese Face ReadingBy Emma Suttie, D.Ac, AP

Mien shiang is an ancient Taoist practice that literally means face (mien) reading (shiang). Mien shiang allows us to observe many features of the face and determine certain personality traits about the person being observed. The ancient Taoists thought that the past was recorded on the face, so, if you know what to look for, you can tell a lot about a person and what they have been through by simply looking at their face.

The art of mien shiang should not be confused with reading people's facial expressions however, as those can be controlled as we all know when we refer to someone who has a good "poker face." More...  

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The Art of Gua Sha

The Art of Gua ShaBy Frances Lam, L.Ac.

A healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine, gua sha dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644). It commonly involves using an instrument with a smooth edge to press-stroke or scrape lubricated skin in one direction for the purpose of increasing circulation and releasing stagnant blood and toxins. When more blood and oxygen flow to the area that is treated, the body responds more efficiently and healing can take place. More...

 

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A: The most famous supplement used for ulcer disease is a special form of licorice known as deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL). Rhubarb and aloe have been suggested as treatments for bleeding ulcers. However, this condition is sufficiently dangerous that conventional medical treatment is far more appropriate.

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