Traditional Chinese Medicine

How to Avoid Menstrual Cramps, Increase Fertility

Bundle up when you go outside because, according to Chinese medicine, cold can cause cramps and infertility. (/iStock/Thinkstock)
Bundle up when you go outside because, according to Chinese medicine, cold can cause cramps and infertility. (/iStock/Thinkstock)

According to Chinese medicine, the most important thing you can do to stop painful menstrual cramps and increase fertility is make sure your body stays...

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    What Are Herbal Aphrodisiacs?

    Happy Valentines Day everyone. We often get asked, “do you have herbs to improve my libido that really work?” The answer is YES! Pacific Herbs... Read more

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    5 Ways to Nourish Your Chinese Heart

    We have long known that your heart is associated with all kinds of feelings. You can have a broken heart, feel something with all your... Read more

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    Ancient Technique Scrapes Away Pain

    One of the major objectives of Chinese medicine is to clear stagnation. If water cannot flow from a hose, you have to untangle the kink... Read more

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    9 Tips for Picky Eaters

    When I was a kid, I was the poster child for picky eaters. I didn’t like a single green thing except baby lima beans, which... Read more

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    Herb & Vitamin Fillers – Is There a Recommended Dose?

    Labels on most herbal products in the US provide little to no information regarding  the amount of fillers ie. starch, otherwise known as excipients.  Excipients... Read more

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    Super Bowl Fans: Which of Your Favorite NFL Players Uses Acupuncture?

    The 2015 Super Bowl will provide a bright spot in our gloomy winter, and many fans are preparing for Sunday by enjoying fantasies about “their”... Read more

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    Flu Shot or Chinese Herbs, Which Is More Reliable?

    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... 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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    ‘Zusanli’ the Acupuncture Point for Overall Wellness and Vitality

    Stomach 36, called ‘Zusanli’ in Chinese and ‘Leg Three Miles’ in English, is the point I recommend most often for my patients to use at... Read more

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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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    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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