Traditional Chinese Medicine

10 Practical, Easy, Activities to Balance Your Qi

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1. Breath through your nose. Yes, the beginning can be that simple! Breathing through your nose increases your intake of nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide causes...




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    9 Chinese Herbs and a Walk in the Woods

    This past weekend I spent a whole day walking in the woods and flowering trees at my local arboretum. Many of the wildflowers were in bloom... Read more

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    Stanford University: Acupuncture Reduces Pain After Surgery

    Stanford University doctors conclude that acupuncture during surgery reduces pain. Research published in The Laryngoscope finds acupuncture effective for reducing pain and improving restoration of a normal... Read more

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    Asparagus Reduces High Blood Pressure

    New research concludes that dietary intake of asparagus lowers blood pressure. The researchers were able to isolate an active compound found in asparagus that was... Read more

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    Brain MRI Shows Acupuncture Relieves Migraines

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals that acupuncture prevents and relieves migraines by restoring normal brain functions. MRI results demonstrate that acupuncture decreases the frequency and... Read more

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    6 Different Ways to Look at What You Eat: Chinese Food Therapy

    During my first class in the study of Chinese medicine, I was told that the Chinese way of thinking was different from everything that I... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine and the Heart of Summer

    Hot summer days are an appropriate time to think about the fire element and its corresponding organ, the heart.  The longest, warmest, and brightest days of... Read more

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    9 Best Foods for Summer According to Chinese Medicine

    We all like to eat good food, and we all understand that certain foods enhance our health. In Chinese medicine, that concept is taken a... Read more

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    3 Reasons Why You Should Try Cupping

    Let’s start with a quiz. Which best defines cupping? A. an exotic cooking method from ThailandB. men’s attempts to protect their private partsC. an ancient technique that involves using... Read more

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    7 Things That Affect Your Weight According to Chinese Medicine

    Where has my waist gone? I zip up my jeans and where I used to have nice curves, I now have something akin to a... Read more

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    Acupuncture Can Reduce Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

    Acupuncture is a wonderful complementary therapy for patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer, both during treatment and after. A diagnosis of breast cancer turns your world... Read more

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    All About the Schizandra Berry – a Famous Chinese Medicinal

    Schizandra berry has been a famous adaptogenic herb used for centuries in Chinese Medicine.  Adaptogenic herbs do exactly what the name implies.  They help the... Read more

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    Summer Health and Chinese Medicine

    Summer has arrived! Here in the north country the warmth and light make me want to dance in the streets, linger in outdoor cafes, and... Read more

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    Vulvodynia, Acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine

    Vulvodynia (vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh) is a chronic pain condition of the external female genitalia. Many people do not know about this condition unless they, or a loved... Read more

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    Ginkgo: Ancient Tree of Longevity

    Few plants have as fascinating or as long a history as the ginkgo tree. Ginkgo is old. Really old. It comes from the time of... Read more

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    Acupuncture Point Sensitivity Linked to Menstrual Pain

    Tenderness at acupuncture point SP6 (Sanyinjiao) is linked to incidences of menstrual cramping with pain. Tenderness at this lower leg acupuncture point has been associated... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: Your Tongue Is a Map of Your Organs

    In my book ‘Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs and Ancient Ideas For Today’ I wrote about the unique use of tongue diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Here is a... Read more


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