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A Taste of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2017-06-27
Traditional Chinese Medicine continues to grow in taste and is even now being chosen as one of the finest ingredients in any top hotel spa. You can trace its roots at the Hu Qing Yu Tang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine and located off Hangzhou’s famous Hefang Street this is one of China’s architectural gems.

In the museum there are numerous jars preserved with all sorts of concoctions from a variety of plants to squares of tiger-bone and deer-horn gelatin. You can also visit the nearby clinic to get your qi (energy) diagnosed and watch your herbal prescription being prepared in the pharmacy.


Finally why not wrap up the visit with a TCM-inspired meal at the restaurant nearby the museum, a mouth-watering experience that balances sweet, sour, bitter and pungent tastes. So if you have a healthy interest in both architecture and Chinese medicine this ‘King of Medicine’ as it was known in the 19th century is a good place to visit.
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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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Hangzhou, Soaked in Traditional Chinese Medicine2017-11-21
Traditional Chinese medicine has a time-honored history. As early as ancient times, through the process of struggling with nature, traditional Chinese medicine was created. When searching for food, it was discovered that plants could relieve symptoms, which is the origins of traditional Chinese medicine; hot rocks or sand and earth wrapped up with furs or tree barks eased pain when warming oneself by a fire, which is how moxibustion came into being. It is also during the process of producing tools, that the ancient Chinese discovered the stabbing of some parts of the body can ease the pain of some other parts of the body, and that is how acupuncture come into being.
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