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Benefits of Bone Broth in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Because of the healing benefits of bone broth, Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioners have been prescribing it as a remedy for centuries.

The first written documentation of Traditional Chinese Medicinebegins in the Second Century BC, although it is believed to have been practiced for many centuries before this.  Bone Broth has been a remedy prescribed by Practitioners since this medicine began.  The Ancient Chinese used bone broth to nourish the kidneys, support ourvital essence (qi), and build blood.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an empirical science, which means that they experimented and observed nature and continually confirmed their conclusions over time.  This perspective of cause and effect is what helped them discover the health benefits of bone broth.

Health Benefits of Bone Broth #1:  Builds Blood + Repairs Cellular Damage
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, blood is an essential fluid.  This means that without blood, your body will not be able to perform its usual functions.  When blood is used throughout the day, it has to be replenished so you don’t become blood deficient.  Stress, exercise, work, and studying are just a few ways that your body uses blood.  Bone Marrow is where the body makes both red and white blood cells.  By using bones filled with rich marrow, we are able to extract this property and infuse it into our own cells.  By drinking nutritious bone broth, you are giving your body what it needs to heal itself.

Bones are some of the deepest tissues of our body.  Bone Marrow is stored inside of our bones, containing our essence, the basic substance for the constitution of the human body and maintaining its functional activities.  Modern technology has proved that within bone marrow are high concentrations of stem cells, which have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell (ie. blood cells, skin cells, etc.).  By drinking Osso Good Bone Broth regularly, you are helping your body to build a healthy and vital constitution while repairing cellular damage. 

Health Benefits of Bone Broth #2:  Nourish the Kidneys
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the main functions of the kidneys include:  storing essence, controlling reproduction along with growth and development, producing marrow, controlling the bones, and manufacturing blood.  Because of these main functions, it is easy to understand why drinking bone broth would help to nourish the kidneys.  A deficient kidney could lead to impotence and infertility, weak knees and lower back pain, tinnitus, poor memory, etc.  By strengthening the kidneys, one is able to stave the effects of aging, arthritis, and infertility.  The kidneys also help to strengthen teeth and improve the luster of our hair.

Health Benefits of Bone Broth #3:  Support our Vital Essence (Qi)
Qi originates from two main sources:  our parents at conception (original qi) and also from essential substances in nature:  air, food, and water.  By eating a healthy and nutritious diet, we are able to keep our body balanced.  Qi has five main functions.  Its promoting function allows us to maintain energy for proper growth and development as well as circulating blood and metabolizing body fluids.  Qi has a warming function to keep our bodies averaging a 98.6 degree body temperature for proper functioning.  Its defending function allows us to have a strong immune system.  Through transforming, qi is able to help our body’s metabolism and use of energy.  Qi also has the ability to “hold”, allowing our organs and body fluids to stay in the correct places.  Drinking Osso Good Bone Broth regularly, allows you to support the body’s qi and maintain health and longevity.

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