traditional chinese medicine

The A to Z of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Part 2) – THE YESSTYLIST – Asian Fashion Blog – Beauty Article

<!– — We previously wrote a post on traditional Chinese medicine that covered A to M. Click here if you missed part one! Here’s part two that covers N to Z! N for Nu Zhen Zi Nu zhen zi, meaning “female chastity seed” in Chinese, is more commonly known as ligustrum seed or privet fruit. The glossy black fruit looks quite like blackcurrant when it’s fresh from the trees, but it’s mostly used dried in TCM. Privet fruit is “sweet,”…

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The A to Z of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Part 1) – THE YESSTYLIST – Asian Fashion Blog – Beauty Article

<!– — You may be wondering, what does traditional Chinese medicine, aka TCM, have to do with beauty and skin care? Well, TCM isn’t actually that distant from our daily skin care and diet. The ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine makes use of a lot of things, from herbs and minerals down to more bizarre and controversial substances like insects and animal parts. Many natural ingredients that show up in beauty and skin care products are believed to have Chinese…

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What’s the Deal with Gua Sha? – Beauty Article

Gua sha has existed for many years and, because its results are basically magic, it’s not going away anytime soon.  From lasers to needle to lights to scary-looking gadgets you can’t even name, it seems like anything that’s all the rage in skincare these days requires a combination of batteries, plugs or a licensed technician. We’re truly living in the technology age of self-care and while innovations are undoubtedly exciting, sometimes all we really want and need is something simple…

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