Herb Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Herb of the month

Gan Cao (Licorice Root)

The root of this amazing herb contains many anti-depressant compounds and is a fantastic alternative to St. John’s Wort. The key therapeutic compound is the glycyrrhizin (50 times sweeter than sugar) and it seems to prevent the breakdown of adrenal hormones such as cortisol (the body’s primary stress-fighting adrenal hormone), making these hormones more available […]

Acupuncture point stomach 36
Point of the month

Stomach 36

Chinese Name: Zusanli (English translation: Leg Three Miles) Zu San Li (ST36) is commonly used for gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea and vomiting, and stress and fatigue. Zu San Li (ST36) is located four finger widths down from the bottom of your knee cap, along the outer boundary of your shin bone. If you are in the […]