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The Many Uses of Dang Gui

Radix Angelica Sinensis, or Dang Gui root, is one of the most interesting and widely used Chinese herb. Dang Gui has three main functions: to tonify or strengthen the blood, promote circulation and stop bleeding. It is particularly famous for … Continue reading

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More Gifts From the Sea

My patients are often fascinated by the herbs in my office. Some herbs just look like a bunch of barks and twigs, or as some patients comment, “they look like you raked your backyard & put stuff in a bag!” … Continue reading

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Gifts from the Sea

Recently while kayaking in the ocean on the Mendocino coast of California, we landed at a beach in a small cove. The beach was littered with abalone shells, large and small, whole and fragmented. Though we frequently see abalone shells … Continue reading

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