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Barefoot Doctors of Rural China

The name barefoot doctor refers to farmers who would work barefoot in the rice paddies, and who, along with an idealistic young population instituted by Mao Zedong, brought rudimentary health care to Chinese living in the countryside. With only basic medical and pharmacological training, the grass-roots healthcare movement was able to tend to common illnesses, […]

Toxins

The manifestation of pathologies from toxins [DU 毒] evolve from unresolved excesses that, over time, consume the vitality of body-mind-spirit essences, brewing heat and binding Qi that results in fire. Fiery hot toxins are fierce in nature. From the perspective of classical Chinese medicine, symptoms that develop from toxic evils tend to be both extreme, […]

 
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