Saturday, August 28, 2010

Jet Li wants to make Taiji an Olympic Sport

Jet Li wants to make Taiji an Olympic Sport

"The Expendables" star Jet Li is not just eying Hollywood but is working to include Chinese martial arts in the Olympics.

Li announced his plan on Thursday in Beijing where he was named image ambassador for the inaugural SportAccord Combat Games, the "Beijing News" reports.

Li will work specifically on promoting the martial art of Taijiquan. ....

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wyoming Warrior Wedding

Pictures from the Forsmann/Fiorella Wyoming Warrior Wedding, Saturday, August 21, 2010

Grooms Wedding Party (Left To Right): Wayde Jenkins, Robin Johnson, Herb Blue (Best Man), Steve Forsmann (Groom), Michel Czehatowski, Ralph

Bride: Christine Fiorella (Mrs. Steve Forsmann)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

TCM 1st time passes U.S. FDA clinical trials

A China-made pill to treat cardiovascular conditions has been tested safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

China offloaded 32.5 billion U.S. dollars worth of U.S. Treasury bonds

Reported by the People's Daily Online on July 19, 2010: China offloaded 32.5 billion U.S. dollars worth of U.S. Treasury bonds (T-bonds) holdings in May but remains the largest holder of U.S. debt, the U.S. Treasury Department reported last Friday. For full article see People's Daily Online

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

East Earth Trade Winds herb quality

In response to an inquiry about East Earth Trade Winds' herb quality:
East Earth Trade Winds has been in business since 1985 and have used the same suppliers all these years. While the quality of the herbs may vary over time, e.g., we used to get wild ganoderma, now we get cultivated ganoderma, we have never had a problem with misidentified herbs. Michel Czehatowski, the owner, is trained in herbal medicine and as part of his training he had to learn to identify 400 different Chinese herbs (herb identification was part of the California Licensing Exam in 1984 when he took and passed the California State Acupuncture licensing exam).
Shipments of herbs come into our store every week and the majority of herbs that we inventory rarely stay on our shelves for longer than a few weeks. We have a constant turnover. When herbs come in our store they are labeled with Chinese characters and botanical name. Herbs that we get are not sprayed as we occasionally will find bugs on them. We discard any herbs with bugs.
We buy herbs in one pound quantities and will repackage them in four or eight ounce bags. During the repackaging we always have to keep track of the correct herb.