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Although not frequently noted in the Chinese materia medica, there are a few herbs containing gluten that may be problematic for patients with food sensitivities, and especially for those with celiac sprue (also called gluten sensitive … Read More
Why are peach blossoms and kumquat trees such a welcome gift at a Chinese new years celebration? Why are the Summer Olympics in Beijing scheduled to open on 8/8/08 at 8:08:08 p.m? And what is it about fish served whole,
As we try to do most years, we are happy to pass on a compilation of thoughts and predictions for the coming lunar new year. It was particularly fun this year, perhaps because the dog is an animal that is … Read More
As we do most years at the Jade Institute, we like to put together a fun synopsis of the year ahead according to the Chinese calendar. What it really boils down to is looking at the positive qualities and tendencies … Read More
According to Chinese astrology, 2015 is the year of the Yin Wood Sheep (also known as the Goat or Ram), which began on February 19th and will end at the next lunar New Year February 8, 2016, when we enter
According to the lunar-solar calendar, February 4, 2013 begins the black water snake year, though New Years Day is celebrated this year on Sunday, February 10th, the new moon day of the first lunar month. It is the year 4710
The Year of the Rabbit brings a welcome reprieve from the previous ferocious and dramatic year of the metal tiger, which embodied that animal’s tendency to upheaval and turmoil. In some traditions, such as in Vietnam, the animal of 2011 … Read More
There are many traditions associated with Chinese New Year, one of which is to greet friends and family with loud, boisterous sayings and phrases, called ji xiang hua 吉祥话. These are usually good wishes for the New Year, happy sayings
After two Fire years, life may seem calmer during this Earth year of the Rat.
But that could be deceptive…
The Rat is the first of the 12 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. As such,