As many of you are aware, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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similar "stimulant" supplements will no longer be available.
The Yin hai
jing wei or “Essential subtleties on the silver sea” is a classical Chinese text
on ophthalmology that has traditionally been ascribed to Sun si Miao (581-682).
However, recent evidence shows that this text was probably compiled in the 14th
or 15th century and thus could not have been written by Dr. Sun but rather comes
from the Ni family lineage. The eye being the window into the Shen is also the
main window through which one’s Shen perceives the outer world and comes to
describe and categorize his or her environment. Although the eye is most closely
connected in TCM theory with the liver, heart and kidney, all of the organs are
connected with the eye and thus various pathologies of the internal organs are
manifested in the eyes. More...
Do you think that acupuncture could
help restore a taste and smell disorder?
Wu writes: The answer is yes. From a TCM perspective (five element theory), both
taste and smell have their own unique attributes related to specific zang-fu
organs (e.g., Liv/H/Sp/L/K relate to respectively to