Historical Chinese Medicine Museum

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Kam Wah Chung & Company, a general store that sold Chinese medicine, is a time capsule of late 1800’s Chinese medicines, culture and history. Originally a general store and community center that purveyed Chinese medicine was residence to Kam Wah Chung and his wife, the shop’s owners. Gold rush activity in 1862 generated an influx […]

The Basics on Chinese Herbs

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Bulk Chinese herb preparations are one form of supplementation in Chinese herbal medicine. Others are freeze-dried concentrates, as well as various pill forms, and externally applied liniments, washes and plasters. More than three hundred Chinese herbs and medicinal substances are commonly used in herbal prescriptions that have a history of use dating back more than […]

Moxibustion Charts 灸法圖

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Earliest illustrations of moxibustion treatment. By at least a century, moxibustion pre-dates the earliest bronze models from the Song dynasty used to understand locations of meridians and points in acupuncture. Therapeutic moxibustion, applying Artemisia cautery techniques, treats illnesses and strengthens the Qi of the body. It is a prevalent modality in Chinese medicine. Six fragments […]

 
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