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In honor of World Health Day (April 7), and to support our local healthcare providers, we are donating 20% of our tea proceeds for all of April to Valley Medical Foundation which provides medical supplies and funds to our local hospitals.

Please check out our newly updated store to pick some things from our curated collection of amazing tea.

Join us for a virtual tea tasting this Saturday, April 4, on Zoom at 10:30AM Pacific Standard Time:



Michael will be highlighting some of Abundant Heaven's newest stock of tea and providing information and discussion of tea as a healthful habit.

Come enjoy discussion, tea, and discover new teas you've never heard of. 

Get inspired to buy some of our teas to enjoy in this time.

Also, 20% of the proceeds for all tea sales in April will be donated to vcmfoundation.org - our local County of Santa Clara Health System which include...

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

In the hopes of keeping all of you in the loop and aware of local developments, please note:
 

Today, March 11, 2020, there have been administered new guidelines administered from the White House & CDC to Santa Clara County:

"Due to widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in these communities, examples of mitigation strategies for these areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Individuals should practice protective measures (e.g., hand washing*);

  • Schools should conduct regular...

COVID-19 coronavirus is here in San Jose/Bay Area (as is being reported in the news) and from an unknown 'community transmission,' meaning, they don't know how the patient contracted it as they did not knowingly interact with anyone who has had it, nor traveled anywhere they may have contracted it.

The SF Chronicle has a great article out today, rich with helpful information - read it here.

The CDC's advice is to wash your hands (for 20 seconds, at least) and do not touch your face/eyes/mouth as much as possible. If you feel...

I listened to the CDC press event this morning and was happy to hear that China has shared the DNA information of this novel strain of coronavirus, allowing the CDC to develop better/quicker diagnostic tools, and to initiate vaccine development.  I take comfort in hearing that due to technologies, experienced strategies, and global cooperation, we are prepared and the CDC is managing the development of this novel strain of coronavirus.

I wanted to also share some traditional dietary and lifestyle considerations, based on th...

As awareness grows around the virus known as the Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) grows, we'd like to share an infographic that can be a helpful reminder of coronavirus symptoms, were it to spread significantly further, or if you, your family, or your co-workers are traveling throughout Asia.

 Image from PBS

As with any virus, the best strategy is to avoid exposure, maintain a healthy immune system, and avoid the tendency for media to spin panic, as it sells coverage/attention.

The best ways to maintain a healthy immune system i...

Due to the decades of research and inarguable evidence for the efficacy and clinical benefit of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a decision to cover #acupuncture for Medicare patients with chronic low back pain.

“ 'We are dedicated to increasing access to alternatives to prescription opioids and believe that covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain is in the best interest of Medicare patients,' said CMS Principal Deputy Administrator of Operati...

Two epidemiological studies were published this past year looking at large populations and assessing potential correlations between tea consumption and reduced risk of skin cancer and type 2 diabetes mellitus - both showing a relationship between higher caffeine/tea consumption and reduced risk of these diseases in certain populations.

At Abundant Heaven, we use the inherent functional medical views of Chinese Medicine and integrate it with current biomedical research to inform our holistic practice of addressing immunity, cognitive/neurological health, and wellness.

Researchers just published in the journal Psychopharmacology (Slykerman, R.F., Coomarasamy, C., Wickens, K. et al., 2019):

"children who had received antibiotics in the first 6 months of life had significantly lower overall cognitive and verbal comprehension abilities, increased risk of proble...

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