Traditional Chinese Medicine

Eat a Cranberry Day 2014: 9 Health Benefits of Cranberries

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Thanksgiving is coming up and cranberry sauce is a staple of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Did you know that cranberries have enormous health benefits? to...




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    Deconstructing Pumpkin Spice

    Before “pumpkin spice” became a flavor synonymous with seasonal lattes, cinnamon, cloves, and other warming herbs were valuable medicines used to keep out the cold... Read more

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    How to Stay Healthy This Winter Following Eastern Medicine Guidelines

    While mainstream medicine recommends eating right, exercising and getting your flu shot to stay healthy during cold weather months, Eastern medicine takes this advice a... Read more

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    Fitness Trackers: Motivation or Pure Distraction?

    Last year my husband got a Fitbit, one of those electronic gadgets that tracks the number of steps you take in a day, monitors your... Read more

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    Thank You To All Veterans !

    There are many veterans in this country who have served bravely and suffered for it, and I want to say THANK YOU!  I’m also happy... Read more

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    Let Your Expectations Fall Away

    Fall has returned! In this season, nature lets go of its abundant creation of the past year in a grand final display. Leaves turn brilliant... Read more

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    Eat Your Way to Better Energy

    We all want to feel our best—to have bright eyes and a bushy tail. Whether we’re squirrels or humans, one important component of feeling good... Read more

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    5 Cold Prevention & Treatment Tips

    During this last month, I have had so many people coming into my Chicago acupuncture office complaining of colds, that I thought I’d post some... Read more

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    Diet Theories for Health: Chinese vs Western- Part II

    An old Chinese Proverb says,  He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of the physician. The Chinese have used food and Chinese... Read more

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    Tea Time

    I have not always been a tea drinker.  It’s a taste I’ve acquired over the years, and now when I think about tea, it brings... Read more

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    The Wonderful Chinese Herb Astragalus

    Astragalus is actually a genus of plant with over 2000 species. Its name, “Huang qi” means “yellow leader” because this long yellow tap root is... Read more

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    3 Surprising Sources of Stress (No, Make It 4…)

    Stress is a natural part of your life.  You know when your stress levels are maxing out when you feel overwhelmed, you have deadlines looming, your... Read more

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    Evidence Shows Acupuncture Helps Cancer Patients

    A new meta-analysis finds evidence that acupuncture is effective in controlling cancer related symptoms. Acupuncture has now been proven to relieve cancer related pain, nausea... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine Teaches Us That Autumn Is the Season to ‘Let It Go’

    I was watching Thintervention on Bravo and saw Jackie (Trainer Extraordinaire) insist that the overweight, exhausted participants run holding the amount of their excess body... Read more

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    A Walk in the Woods Boosts Immunity

    There’s no doubt that a walk in the woods feels good. Whether it’s the California redwoods, the boreal forests of Minnesota, or the pine forests... Read more

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    8 Ways to Be Genuinely Happy

    We all know a few of those people who seem to be genuinely happy.  They’re upbeat, optimistic, joyous, and grateful.  Are they for real?  Is... Read more

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    What to Eat This Fall According to Chinese Medicine

    There is a belief in Chinese medicine that you should treat any symptoms or imbalances first by eating the right foods; and if that fails,... Read more


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