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On Herb Demand

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on On Herb Demand

On Herb Demand

Consumers are looking increasingly toward alternative models of care as the cost of healthcare in the U.S. has risen to be one of the highest in the world. Public concern over the prescription opioid addiction crisis, antibiotic resistant strains of infectious bacteria, and general mistrust for a medical system that is seen as increasingly mired in a poorly regulated and profit-driven framework has contributed to this trend.   Traditional Chinese Medicine is uniquely positioned to fill this demand for alternative healthcare. With its...

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A Bit About Cupping

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on A Bit About Cupping

A Bit About Cupping

We’ve been getting a bit of buzz in the clinic lately about cupping. The recent coverage of the Olympics has shown some athletes sporting dark circles that look like bruises over various joints and muscle groups. This raises questions, and sometimes eyebrows, in the public at large. The answers to the questions I get the most are: no, it doesn’t hurt (if you like massage you’ll like cupping) and; yes, it seems to help pain and recovery from certain types of injuries. Cupping is performed by creating a state of partial vacuum within a special...

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Appalachian Medicinal Herb Consortium

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Appalachian Medicinal Herb Consortium

Appalachian Medicinal Herb Consortium

This spring, while we’re all out in the garden planting peas and lettuce, some of our neighbors will be planting zhi mu, jie geng, and huang qi instead. That’s because eleven local farms have signed on to be part of a new initiative to expand the Chinese medicinal herb-growing program at The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine (BRCCM). Our area has the same latitude and altitude as most herb-growing regions in China, and the demand for safe, reliable sources of Chinese medicinal herbs is booming. Traditional doctors have used Chinese herbs...

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Local Foods Group – Weston A Price Chapter Meeting

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Local Foods Group – Weston A Price Chapter Meeting

Join us to create a Local Food group! Let us explore ways to replenish, rejuvenate, and revitalize our health simply through the meals we prepare. Learn about caring for your self and your family in the easiest and most enjoyable way possible: by the food you feast on. In this introductory gathering, Eva Jo Wu (advanced Rolfer and founder of Roanoke Foods Co-op) will guide us through foundational concepts of health and wellness from the teachings of Dr. Weston Price and Dr. Sally Fallon-Morell, along with a Nourishing...

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What do Martial Arts and Medicine Have in Common?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on What do Martial Arts and Medicine Have in Common?

What do Martial Arts and Medicine Have in Common?

(2008 Floyd Press Article Excerpt) What do Martial Arts and Medicine Have in Common? You’ll find the answer at the Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine (BRCCM) where a small group practices a unique “family style” of Traditional Chinese Medicine that blends internal martial arts energy cultivation with traditional Chinese medical principles, to create a powerful system of health care for a broad spectrum of Floyd residents—farmers, artists and professionals alike. According to BRCCM’s Executive Director Jason Redinbo, the merger of internal...

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Heaven and Earth Chinese Herb Garden

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Heaven and Earth Chinese Herb Garden

Heaven and Earth Chinese Herb Garden

Volunteers cultivate many of the Chinese herbs we use in our formulas right here in our garden.

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Internal Martial Arts

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Internal Martial Arts

Internal Martial Arts

Cultivate inner discipline, mindfullness, and health and well being through the practice of internal martial arts such as Tai Chi and Qigong.

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Laurel Creek Clinic

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Laurel Creek Clinic

Laurel Creek Clinic

Located in Floyd county, we offer traditional Chinese health care services, martial arts, and educational programs to foster health and well being.

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