Posts made in March, 2011

When Bad News is Good

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 in Life Coaching

When Bad News is Good News By Alaina Speraw, L.Ac.,Dipl.Ac.,B.A. When we listen to the news it seems to be overwhelmingly bad, “Japan is in the worst economic recession in 35 years,” the jobless rate continues to rise, business closures and consolidations, 68% of housing sales in the valley were foreclosures in January, we may be even having our own  personal financial meltdown. Being a Practioner of Traditional Oriental Medicine we have one foot planted in the wisdom of the East and the other in the post-modern technological society of the West.  How do wereconcile these very different...

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Ginseng Chicken Soup for the Soul

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 in Health and Wellness

Ginseng Chicken Soup 4 servings 1 Whole Organic Chicken 20 oz Ginseng (Ren shen) 20 pieces red dates (Da Zao) 30 gm GoJi Berries (gou qi zi) Salt Wash the chicken and remove the giblets. Place 10 gm of ginseng, 10 gm goji and 10 pieces of red date in the cavity of the chicken. Place chicken breast side up in stock pot.  Add enough water to cover 8-10 c. Cover w.lid and bring to a boil, reduce to medium heat, simmer 30 minutes, season with salt. This soup nourishes the blood and qi, especially beneficial for nourishing heart blood and liver blood and yin.  The liver stores the Hun or soul in...

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