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The following are recipes Tree of Life Acupuncture recommends for its patients to promote general health and nourishment of the body & soul.

Nourish Blood & Essence Soup
  • 1 ounce Dioscorea root (Shan Yao)
  • 1 ounces Lycii berries (Gou Qi Zi)
  • 1 ounce Lotus seeds (Lian Zi)
  • 12 Red Dates (Da Zao) soaked and pitted
  • 2 cups chopped greens (kale, chard, spinach, etc.)
  • 7 cups chicken or bone soup stock
  • 1 yam diced
  • 5 black or shitake mushrooms, slivered (if dry soak first)
  • 1/4 cup rice wine or rice vinegar

Break dioscorea into small pieces and simmer in soup stock along with the lycii berries and lotus seeds for 1 hour.  Add dates, yam and mushrooms and simmer for another 20 minutes.  Add rice wine and greens and cook for 5 more minutes.  Serve hot. 

Dang Gui Chicken Soup
  • 2 lbs of hormone-free, natural chicken parts
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sliced carrot
  • 1 oz. (30 grams) Dang Gui (Chinese angelica)

Rinse chicken and add to water in a heavy stockpot.  Bring to a boil.  Add the onion, celery and carrot, then cover and reduce heat.  Simmer for 1 hour.  Remove chicken from the broth and shred meat into small pieces.  Strain broth through strainer/sieve and pour back into stockpot.  Add sliced carrots, herbs, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.  Simmer for 25 minutes.  Add chicken and Dang Gui and cook for 10 minutes more.  Remove Dang Gui before serving.  Serve Hot. 

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