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Coronavirus: Thermometer Tips

Mar 27, 2020

One of the early signs and symptoms of the coronavirus covid-19 is fever. So it is important to check your temperature if you start feeling poorly. Fever is commonly accompanied by these symptoms: Sweating Chills and shivering Headache Muscle aches Loss of appetite Dehydration General weakness Best Thermometer? The best one to use is a […] Read More »

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Coronavirus: Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Covid-19 and the necessary Shelter-In-Place order can cause more anxiety than usual for all of us. Our chests can feel tight from this tension and stress. Stress supresses the immune system, reducing our ability to fight any infections. In Chinese Medicine, the Lung meridian and organ system circulates our Qi, keeps our nose and skin […] Read More »

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Coronavirus: What You Should Be Doing

Mar 12, 2020

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While the chances of contracting Coronavirus COVID-19 are low if we all practice social distancing, I know this is a rapidly developing situation and want to provide the most up-to-date information to help keep you safe.  Many of you must have many questions about the Shelter-In-Place order. The Alameda Country Public Health Department website has […] Read More »

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How-To: Travel Smart

Feb 28, 2020

We’ve all been there- it’s dinner time and your stomach is starting to get your attention, but you’re miles away from your destination, stuck in a car or an airport. You look around and see fast food, coffee shops, and a stand selling a variety of candy. You’re torn. You want to avoid eating the […] Read More »

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Coronavirus: 10 Early Symptoms

Jan 26, 2020

Are you feeling under the weather and worried you have the coronavirus? Symptoms of the coronavirus are very similar to the flu. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says early symptoms include: fatigue feeling unwell fever cough runny nose sore throat sinus pressure headache chills lower-respiratory tract infections which can turn into pneumonia or bronchitis  […] Read More »

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Welcome to the Year of the Rat!

Jan 20, 2020

Saturday, January 25th is the start of Chinese New Year! We welcome the new year on that day and enjoy the year of the Metal Rat until the it ends on February 11, 2021. As some of you may already know, each year in the Chinese lunar calendar corresponds to one of twelve animals. The […] Read More »

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Get Ready to Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Jan 9, 2020

As we approach Chinese New Year on January 25th, you might find it fun to start incorporating some Chinese customs into your life, too! These simple traditions can help you get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year and ring in a very lucky 2020. Finish your spring cleaning  It’s traditional to spend the last week or […] Read More »

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Winter Wellness

Dec 1, 2019

Stay Healthy this Season! With Winter comes rain and cold temperatures. It is especially important to keep yourself dry and warm. Start today by incorporating cinnamon into your diet! From a Chinese medicine perspective, cinnamon has a warming effect on the body. It dilates blood vessels and helps promote circulation, this can sooth a sneezing fit or […] Read More »

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How-To: Avoid Catching a Cold

Nov 15, 2019

When you were little, did your grandmother tell you stay inside when it was cold and wet, because if you went out you’d be sure to catch a cold? This piece of folk medicine is fairly common even in the Western world. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, your grandma’s wisdom is actually very helpful advice! […] Read More »

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Benefits of Wolfberry

Oct 25, 2019

Also known as Goji berry, Wolfberry is rich in Vitamins A and C which can help prevent colds. Stay strong this Fall and Winter season, by incorporating wolfberries into your diet. You can mix into your morning cereal, or eat as a snack between meals. You can add its sweet flavor to salads, or blend […] Read More »

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