Traditional Chinese Medicine

Flu Shot or Chinese Herbs, Which Is More Reliable?

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I’ve been driving around town seeing flu shot signs in nearly every pharmacy lately.  I was wondering, when did a flu shot become necessary?   If...




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    Water The Element of Power and Patience

    In the philosophy of Chinese Medicine, there are five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These five elements are not simply the materials associated... Read more

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    Recharge Your Qi This Winter

    If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone. “Lack of energy” is one of the top five complaints that doctors hear in their... Read more

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    The Healing Warmth of Moxibustion

    For ancient doctors, the guiding principle was balance. Naturally, a patient who is cold and weak needs warmth and strength. In traditional Chinese medicine, the... Read more

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    Forms of Ginseng and Where to Find Them

    Last week, I described the three different varieties of ginseng. Today, I want to explain the available forms of ginseng and where to find them... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine for Asthma

    About twenty years ago while biking through the countryside in Wisconsin, I witnessed my first serious asthma attack.  My husband and I were riding with... Read more

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    Acupuncture Helps Stanford Intensive Care Infants

    A Stanford University study finds acupuncture effective for reducing the need for sedative medications for neonates and infants undergoing treatments in the intensive care unit... Read more

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    Meet Chaga, Arctic Birch Fungus

    Until recently, chaga was virtually unknown to anyone outside a cold climate. Today, it is promoted across the Internet as a miraculous cure all. From... Read more

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    Tongue Piercings Cause GI Pain, Acupuncture Helps

    Tongue scars from jewelry piercings cause digestive disorders. Neural therapy and “acupuncture may be helpful” in treating the piercing related symptoms according to researchers from... Read more

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    Acupuncture Eases Alcohol Cravings

    Acupuncture reduces alcohol cravings in alcoholics. Researchers note that acupuncture is both safe and effective for reducing cravings in alcohol dependent patients. They add that... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine, the Winter Solstice, and New Year’s Resolutions

    We tend to set goals for ourselves during this time of the year, whether it’s to lose weight, improve your business, quit smoking, or write... Read more

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    Add Some Lemons

    In my Chicago acupuncture practice I often recommend my patients drink tea with lemon. Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is... Read more

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    All About Ginseng

    Did you know there are different types of ginseng and they are all considered potent herbs for helping the body adapt to stress – both... Read more

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    Study: Acupuncture Eases Pain for Children

    A Stanford University study finds acupuncture safe and cost-effective for relieving pain in children. Dr. Golianu, MD (Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University), et. al., note... Read more

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    All About Nuts

    For many cultures around the world, nuts have been a treasured food source. But at the height of the low-fat craze, nutritionists viewed these age... Read more

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    Healing With Traditional Chinese Music

    From the perspective of Chinese medicine, one of the best things you can do for your health this holiday season is to listen to a... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: Warming Winter Soup To Build Energy

    In accordance with both the seasons and Chinese Medicine’s healing principles I wanted to share this recipe as we move from late fall to winter. ... Read more


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