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Emointhekitchen
  • Herbal Medicine

    Instant alleviation of menstrual pain

    emointhekitchen Important notice in the beginning: Don’t use these recommendations if you are experiencing heavy bleeding during your period or if the pain worsens by heat. I had been suffering from dysmenorrhoea for years, ever since my periods started. I had a moment of rest after giving birth, but then everything started again. Conventional methods recommended by gynaecology (hormone therapy) are unacceptable to me for many reasons. When I started to study TCM in 2007, I suddenly spotted the light at the end of the tunnel. Things started to change. Although slowly. From the point of TCM the Liver, Penetrating Vessel and Directing Vessel are responsible for the physiology of…

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    Congee,  Grains and Legumes,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics

    Wheat Congee

    emointhekitchen While rice is the cornerstone of diet in the East. In the West, wheat grains are considered the staff of life. However, by this, we typically mean wheat bread and other baked products. Overconsumption is at least partly responsible for western obesity epidemy. Compared to rice, wheat is more difficult to digest. Negative aspects of wheat are more obvious when eaten as refined flour. We should therefore only consume it in the form of whole grains. However, a person with weak spleen function and a tendency to dampness should avoid even that. Wheat in TCM Of course, even wheat has its use in Chinese medicine and has its own…

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    Pasta,  Recipes,  Soups

    “This Is not What I Expected” movie Pasta

    emointhekitchen A gluten-free version of Pasta Alla Strega I like Asian cinematography. I do not mean Hong Kong kung fu movies with bruce lee, but rather independent directors. But even mainstream production is sometimes worth mentioning. I recently saw a romantic comedy “This is not what I expected” <喜欢你>, loosely based on the book “Finally I Get You” written by Lan Bai Se. The plot is pretty simple: the rich man meets a poor girl and NO, they don’t fell in love but he fell in love with her cooking. Because the girl is actually a chef in a hotel restaurant…I would stop here, you can (if you are interested)…

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    Other Stuff

    Top 10 Reasons to Drink Red Wine

    emointhekitchen As I have written in my post about wine from the TCM point of view, in China, different kinds of wine are not just a beverage but also the base for various medicinal decoctions. Although I am fond of wine, I’m not an expert. This blog is written from the traditional Chinese medicine standpoint. As for wine as a drink, I always follow advice from professionals. If you are interested in an article about red wine benefits written by wine expert, please follow the link below.

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    Herbal Medicine

    Online Courses (not only) for Aspiring Herbalists

    emointhekitchen Although the main subject of my interest is herbalism in terms of Chinese medicine, it is not always possible to use it for various reasons. The Western approach to holistic healing and healing plants also goes deep into history and sometimes is more accessible to many people. However, since there are many sources of information on the use of herbs, there is a need to be very cautious where you get information. I have done my private research on this subject and I can say in a responsible way that the Herbal Academy is a place where you can draw knowledge without fear. No matter where you are at…

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    Cosmetics,  Other Stuff

    The use of Chinese medicine in the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

    emointhekitchen People who suffer from atopic dermatitis know it is a problem that cannot be essentially eliminated. It is an inflammatory skin disorder that manifests a reddish, very itchy skin that can be thickened, dry and scaly. When humidity is added to the internal hotness, affected areas of skin can weep. I want to share my experience because I know how eczema can make life harder. My husband is struggling with atopic eczema in the lower limbs since childhood. Acute symptoms we usually cope with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Nevertheless, the patient’s condition varies rapidly depending on many factors. Among the important factors include stress, season, weather, etc. In acute cases…

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    Salads

    Beet-root Salad

    emointhekitchen Honestly, like a child, but in fact until my twenty-five, I hated red beet from the bottom of my heart. I had it connected to the school canteen. It was always cooked, diced and marinated in a kind of odd salty-sweet and sour marinade. I always felt like I was forced to eat clay…Fortunately, these reminiscences have disappeared over time. You will need: 1 large beet (cooked or raw according to taste) 50 g of walnuts (pre-soaked, chopped) approx. 200 g sour cream (or Greek type yoghurt) salt, pepper, parsley Grate the beetroot coarsely, add chopped nuts, salt, pepper, parsley, sour cream and mix gently. Serve garnished for example…

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    Mushrooms,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics

    Chinese Medicine Treatment of Feline Leukaemia (FeLV)

    emointhekitchen I’m a cats lover and I would like to share a recent experience with you. It is said that cats have 9 lives. However, my good friend owns a tomcat named Loop who, unfortunately, suffers from feline leukaemia (FeLV). Although he is quite young (approx.5 years old), the prognosis is poor. Cat leukaemia infection (FeLV) is a virus that spreads among felines and has possibly deadly impacts. FeLV is transmitted between cats by close contact, via saliva and by sharing water or food. In the initial stage, the disease can only be diagnosed by blood tests. As it progresses, it may lead to neurologic disorders, kidney failure, arthritis and…

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    Palm Wine Health Benefits

    emointhekitchen Until recently, palm wine was a complete novelty to me. I did private research, and I found out that in the African countries, palm wine is traditionally used to treat measles. If you are interested in the health benefits of this unusual wine, please follow the link below.

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    Wine in the Traditional Chinese Medicine

    emointhekitchen In many countries, is in the Christmas season people traditionally consume a mulled wine with fragrant spices. To make this article easier to read, you can prepare a cup of this warming beverage in the English style, according to Jamie Oliver. From the TCM point of view Wine is mentioned in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine for the treatment of meridian blockages, fainting and tinnitus. It harmonizes blood and chi, it is a tonic for Yang and expels cold. Some Chinese medicinal remedies are more effective if taken along with alcohol instead of water. However, different types of wine have different effects. White wine represents the element of…

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