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Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Tui Na Massage and Gua Sha Ancient Practices for Ultimate Wellness

Tui Na Massage and Gua Sha: Ancient Practices for Ultimate Wellness

In today's fast-paced world, the wisdom of ancient healing remains captivating for those seeking holistic well-being. Tui Na and Gua Sha, originating from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), offer ...

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Needling Harmony hero Exploring Acupunctures Path to Vital Energy

Needling Harmony: Exploring Acupuncture's Path to Vital Energy & Holistic Wellness

Rooted in the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and seamlessly merging modern insights, acupuncture beckons us to set forth the harmonious journey towards ultimate health, vitality, and ...

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The Art of Cupping: Enhancing Qi Flow and Wellness in TCM

The Art of Cupping: Enhancing Qi Flow and Wellness in TCM

Cupping therapy is an ancient healing technique that alleviates various bodily discomforts, addresses ailments, and boosts immune function. By employing the principles of suction and decompression,...

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Chinese Face Mapping: An Ancient Practice for Assessing Health

Chinese Face Mapping: An Ancient Practice for Assessing Health

Chinese Face Mapping is an ancient practice that provides actionable insights about your health. Breakout patterns create an "acne face map" that reflect imbalances in your body. Your face map...

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The Significance of Righteous Qi: Enhancing Your Body's Vital Energy

The Significance of Righteous Qi: Enhancing Your Body's Vital Energy

Discover the significance of righteous qi in Traditional Chinese Medicine and its role in enhancing your body's vital energy.

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Qigong vs Tai Chi; Everything You Need to Know

Qigong vs Tai Chi; Everything You Need to Know

Qigong and Tai Chi are similar in many aspects. However, there are subtle distinctions between the two practices, often leaving people curious about which form is best suited for them.

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Understanding Gu Syndrome: CIRS and Its Impact on Chronic Health Issues

Understanding Gu Syndrome: CIRS and Its Impact on Chronic Health Issues

In the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), complexity finds simplicity. While the Western medical model relies on a spectrum of testing for diagnosis and chemical medications to alleviate ...

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How Chinese Medicine Works - Community Is Key - Oriental Herb Company

Commitment is Key: How To Optimize The Effectiveness of Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicines are designed to treat the root of health issues, resulting in long-lasting benefits. This type of medicine requires commitment, patience, and a willingness to follow dosing...

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TCM Tongue Diagnosis - Understanding Your Health from Your Tongue

TCM Tongue Diagnosis - Understanding Your Health from Your Tongue

The color, texture, and coating of your tongue can reveal valuable insights to your health. Learn more about TCM Tongue Diagnosis in our complete guide.

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Liver Qi Stagnation - Warning signs & healing herbs

 In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the liver is considered the organ that is responsible for the smooth flow of qi (vital energy) throughout the body. When this flow is disrupted, it can resul...

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Understanding Yin Deficiency and its Impact on Your Health

Understanding Yin Deficiency and its Impact on Your Health

Yin is a concept in TCM that refers to the cool, moist, and nourishing aspects of the body. Yin is responsible for providing the body with the moisture it needs to function properly. When the body'...

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Spleen Qi Deficiency

Spleen Qi Deficiency: The Silent Threat to Your Well-being

Taking care of your body's health and wellness is of the utmost importance. One aspect of this is understanding the importance of a healthy spleen.

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The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine - TCM

You must have heard the buzzwords surrounding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). With a history of 3,000 years, ancient health and wellness herbal solutions have been around for a long time. The T...

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Blowing in the Wind

Blowing in the Wind

There are several technical terms in Oriental medicine that are famous for being confusing and hard to grasp.

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Unwanted Guest In The House

Unwanted Guest In The House

It can happen to anybody. One of us, Donn, while in the midst of busy acupuncture and herbal practice during the early spring cold and flu season, let the “unwanted guest” too far into the house. U...

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OHCO cold snap for kids

A Snap for Kids

Here are three ways to remove peanut butter from the roof of your mouth and many creative ways to get Chinese herbs into kids. For powdered herbal concentrates, either loose or encapsulated, we off...

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DSHEA Today. Codex Next?

DSHEA Today. Codex Next?

Herbs and supplements are regulated. That statement may come as a surprise because there has been a very strong political campaign to create just the opposite impression. The Dietary Supplement Hea...

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Use Less

Use Less

We have seen the benefits over and over again of beginning this season just as strong as you can be.

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Melancholy Spleen

Melancholy Spleen

Western medicine sees the spleen as a large lymphatic organ associated with blood formation, blood storage, filtration, iron storage, bilirubin production, and antibody formation. Despite this, We...

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Should You Take powder vs the capsules?

Is there any more value in taking the powder (in hot water) vs the capsules?

When we first came out with the formulas they were only available in powder form. Once we introduced capsules, there were those who never looked back at the powder. I take this to mean that these p...

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I notice that COLD SNAP does not contain Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin C, Elderberry or other ingredients I usually think of for immune stimulation. Why not?

I notice that COLD SNAP does not contain Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin C, Elderberry or other ingredients I usually think of for immune stimulation. Why not?

I notice that COLD SNAP does not contain Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin C, Elderberry or other ingredients I usually think of for immune stimulation. Why not?

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Can you pet use OHCO cold and flu medicine

Throw Out The Notion That Your Pet Can’t Run Through The Ragweed With You

COLD SNAP Throw Out The Notion That Your Pet Can’t Run Through The Ragweed With You. Protect your pet from invasions and cast out the “unwanted guest.” Cold Snap is an original combination of twen...

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Shaking the Tree

Shaking the Tree

Overcoming fear in our lives may not be so much about confronting it in a forceful way.  Strong Root will allow us to participate with the inevitable changes that are out of our control and constan...

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How To Sneeze In The 21st Century

How To Sneeze In The 21st Century

Chinese herbal remedies do not try to fight a given virus or condition. They do not try to combat congestion, body aches, or upper respiratory distress directly. Instead, they act as nutritional su...

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Looking for Synchronicity

Looking for Synchronicity

The I Ching opens thought processes and stimulates actions that might not have previously been considered. Perhaps it would be similar to a long trek up the mountain to meet the master to get some ...

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Shifting Gears with Cold Snap

Shifting Gears with Cold Snap

A cold virus is able to do its damage and thrives because of its ability to change. While the body is busily trying to figure out how to fight the cold, the virus has changed again.

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The Ears Have It

The Ears Have It

Ear acupuncture offers another way to benefit from the principles of Chinese medicine because it addresses specific organs, structures, and functions. Ear points are often add-on points to make tr...

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Eye Ching oriental medicine

Eye Ching

Terminology can be challenging to the layperson when pursuing an understanding of Oriental medicine. When your practitioner starts talking about “disturbances in the shen that are clouding the ori...

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Acupuncture

Function Follows Form

The Skeptics Dictionary discredits acupuncture and Oriental medicine altogether. Even the National Institutes of Health has apparently stopped trying to do that! NIH is largely supportive of acupu...

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How to Sleeping Soundly

Sleeping Soundly

It’s hard to know what came first, the stress or the inability to handle it. When your sleep is affected, stress becomes insidious and self-perpetuating. There appears to be too many of us who are...

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Fear of Drying

Fear of Drying

The human animal is significantly a water being. The heart muscle, for example, is 80 percent water. Overall water composition varies with age, sex, and fat (lean tissue has more water). Living in...

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Learn How Candida is A Good Thing

Candida Can

Candida is a normal, friendly simple yeast and, in and of itself, it is a good thing. 

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OHCO motion for pain and stiffness

Are pain, stiffness and soreness preventing you from achieving your fitness goals?

Add OHCO-MOTION to your daily routine and get back it! "OHCO MOTION has made a noticeable improvement in my sciatica, way more than anything else I have tried, including the much-acclaimed curcumin...

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aller snap for allergy season

Already dreading the onset of allergy season?

Instead of masking symptoms, nourish the system to address seasonal suffering at its root. Meet ALLERSNAP. Commit to 2 capsules, 3 times per day. As your body responds and shifts at a deep level, l...

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Chow Down on Chinese Herbs

Chow Down on Chinese Herbs

Chi’ll Out has been a huge winner for anxious cats and dogs

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Self-Empowerment

Self-Empowerment

Taking responsibility for your own health care with Chinese herbal self-help tools involves making a huge leap.

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Learn What Happens When it Gets Hot

Fire in the Chimney

 The Oriental doctor sees all of these as various branches on a tree that result from a single root.

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Learn How To Deal With Allergy Symptoms

You Can’t Avoid the Rain

The first half of this year has brought some much-needed precipitation. The added moisture is also bringing more growth and more pollen. People are experiencing heightened allergy symptoms. It’s a ...

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Microbursts are the Worst

Microbursts are the Worst

Oriental medicine can be thought of as a science of relationships.

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How OHCO Products Can Help in Our Borders or Beyond

Chinese Take Out

Stomach Chi is your ticket for unfamiliar food and water.

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wan ton for winter

WINTER IS HERE

    WINTER IS HERE The season of Winter belongs to the cardinal direction of the North. Wintertime has traditionally been associated with hibernation and restoration. Imagine a nice cozy and dimly ...

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Herb Guide. Learn everything about herbs

GUIDE HERBS

Guide herbs and how important they are.

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Concentrated Powders

Concentrated Powders

This post is an attempt to answer the question more clearly to those of you who have wondered what our concentrated powders, aka ‘dried decoctions’ are about, as well as the process it takes to red...

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The OHCO System

The OHCO System

Our current 7 formulas are designed to function as a complete apothecary starting from the surface of the body to the core.

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Learn Why A Spoonful of Sugar is not Good Medicine

Learn Why A Spoonful of Sugar is not Good Medicine

A spoonful of sugar does not help the medicine; it has demolished our ability to tolerate natural flavors. One of the most common complaints we hear in regards to our powder formulas is that they ...

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To Microdose or What to Microdose

To Microdose or What to Microdose, That is the Question!

Micro-dosing for Macro-benefit with non-psychoactive Plant Spirits   One of the most interesting concepts in supplementation to date, is the growing trend of micro-dosing on psychedelic substances...

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Cold Snap Challenge and Back to School Stress

Cold Snap Challenge and Back to School Stress

It's that time again; Back to School Season and along with it, that dreaded virus/bacteria-petri-dish aka 'the classroom'.

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cold snap immune support

Cold Snap is Not Only For Cold & Flu Season!

Protecting the lungs now is one of the most important things we can do to make sure they are strong when the viruses and bacteria rage during the winter months. The fires and air quality pose a dir...

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Why We Love Stomach Chi

Stomach Chi is the most important formula in Snap Dynasty's home herbal apothecary. It stands out because of its ability to boost the performance of the other formulas and other supplements. It pro...

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Cold Snap 101

The season is here, a good time for a refresher course. Two capsules daily, like a multi-vitamin, to stay strong and keep your chi righteous.  Have you been exposed? Stressed? New environment...

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