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Year of Birth

The distinctive zodiacal way of calculating years decides that every 12 years is a circulation. People will meet the year of their birth (Benming Nian) considered in relation to the 12 Terrestrial Branches which starts with the Chinese lunar New Year. It is said that in one’s year of birth, he will offend “Taisui”, a [...]

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Hucheng – the Talisman of Doctor

In ancient times, some Chinese doctors walked everywhere to collect and test the efficacy of various drugs; they were usually holding a bell that looks like a copper ring, known as Hucheng (in literal Tiger prop up, or Tiger Bear). This is their talisman. According to the legend, the Medicine King Sun Simiao, once on [...]

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