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How Can Chinese Medicine Help with Fibroids?

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and are wondering what the next step should be? Chinese medicine can be a …

Yet another reason to love black beans
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Yet another reason to love black beans

In Chinese medicine, the Qi, or energy, of the Kidney system is vital to reproduction, and fertility enhancement often begins with the Kidneys. For this …

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