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Growth: First Four Cycles of Jing

We are so excited to share the second blog post written for Erewhon Market in Los Angeles -- ----------------- We are so grateful to Dr. Colette Widrin for sharing her expertise in the field of Chinese Medicine. This time, she is focusing on the first four cycles of jing. Jing is essentially your essence…it’s what makes you, you. In this article, Dr. Colette explains the first cycles of jing: growth. All living beings experience two main phases in life: one of growth, and another one of decline. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, these phases are experienced as cycles of Jing, composed of either seven cycles of seven years each (for women) or eight cycles of eight years each (for men). What...

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Celebrate National Relaxation Day with Cordyceps and Other Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

August 15th is National Relaxation Day and a good opportunity to check in with yourself. Are you feeling stressed? If so, you can pop these adaptogens for natural stress relief! Adaptogenic herbs, or adaptogens, help the body “adapt” to various stressors, from physical to emotional. While they cannot remove stress from our daily lives, adaptogenic herbs are believed to affect the body’s metabolic and hormonal responses, promoting smoother, calmer reactions instead of dramatic spikes in anxiety or fatigue. Adaptogenic herbs have long been used in Eastern medicine as a life-enhancing tonic to help eliminate toxins, balance the body, and restore energy and vitality so the body can more effectively resist stress.One of the most popular adaptogenic herbs is Cordyceps, a rare...

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