Traditional Chinese Medicine

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...

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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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    Acupuncture Relieves Migraines

    In 2008 Duke University sent out a press release that stated, “Acupuncture is more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic... Read more

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    9 Ways to Fight Obesity According to Chinese Medicine

    Imagine for a moment a farmer’s field in the countryside that’s green and rolling. With the right amount of sunshine and rain, the field produces... Read more

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    Did Kate Middleton Use Acupuncture? No, But Maybe She Should Have

    Everybody’s favorite Duchess, Kate Middleton, is now pregnant with the ‘spare’, and her recovering from hyperemesis gravidarum is getting a lot of press. Hyperemesis gravidarum... Read more

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    Traditional Chinese Cuisine: Let Food Be Your Medicine

    There is a long tradition in China of using medicinal herbs in cuisine. The Chinese Ministry of Health has a list which includes more than... Read more

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    Why Downsizing Your Living Space can be Healthy

    This summer after years of discussion, my husband and I decided to downsize our living space. As soon as we made the decision, things started... Read more

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    Winter Squash Soup

    Winter Squash is a wonderful food for autumn. The abundance of this tasty squash peaks in early Fall and is available to early winter. Winter... Read more

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    What You Need to Know About Inflammation

    What do heart disease, stroke, arthritis, colitis, fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, diabetes, chronic fatigue, and Alzheimer’s have in common?  Well, yes, they’re all diseases, but the... Read more

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    What You Need To Know About PCOS And Chinese Medicine

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that is estimated to affect five million American women every year. It often results in irregular... Read more

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine on Memory Loss and Digestion

    As you get older, it’s common to wonder about the health of your memory. You forget names, occasional words, and where you put your car... Read more

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    3 Easy Tips For a Healthy Autumn

    It’s happening…the weather is changing and everyone here in Chicago has pulled their fleece jackets out of the closets. So, here are some easy, surefire... Read more

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    Flat-Belly Food to Beat the Bloat

    “Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine and Mental Health

    Mental health disorders are more common than you think. According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), about one in four adults suffer from a... Read more

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    13 Fun Facts About the Cool Cucumber

    Americans don’t traditionally consider everyday foods as medicine.  But maybe we should take a few clues from Asian and Mediterranean societies that eat this cool... Read more

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