Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 China Expat – Chinese Language, Culture and China Travel for Expatriates in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and other China Cities.

 
 

Chinese Tea (中国茶)

 Chinese Tea
Chinese Tea (中国茶)

The consumption of tea in China began as a medicine but gradually grew into a form of beverage. Shen Nong (神农), a legendary traditional Chinese medicine practitioner 2,700 BC ago, utilized tea as an antidote when he was poisoned while trying out various herbs.

Pregnancy Gender Selection - A Chinese Birth Conception Chart

 Handcopied of original medical work on child birth care for females.

With a one-child policy in effect for two generations, the Chinese have it tough when it comes to raising a family. Gender selection at conception and pregnancy stages has always been an important consideration to the Chinese family as it is only the Son, and not the daughter, that will eventually carries the family name.
 

TCM - Famous Ancient Chinese Physicians

Li Shizhen, a well known medical practitioner during the Ming Dynasty.
Li Shizhen 

The field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, is an ever evolving and adaptive discipline that has gained increased popularity in recent times. The early beginnings of the Traditional Chinese Medicine were recorded in three major classic works; namely The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Medicine (黄帝内径), The Treatise on Febrile Diseases (伤寒染病论), and The Pharmacopeia (本草纲目) or otherwise known as The Indices of Drugs.

TCM - Dealing with the Common Cold

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concentrates more on natural remedies such as herbs and nutrition and less so on artificial drugs. These remedies are not meant to simply cure a symptom but to bring about a balance in the fundamentals of the body mechanism.

Ancient China

Ancient China
 



Chinese Festivals

Chinese Festivals
 



Chinese Folk Culture

Chinese Folk Culture



Chinese Literature

Chinese Literature



Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine 



Feng Shui

Feng Shui 



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