Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine: How to Be Healthy in Summer

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The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for...




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    Improve Your Posture in One Simple Step

    Want to improve your posture quickly, for free, with almost zero effort? I did it. So can you. I don’t deserve any credit for this accomplishment... Read more

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    Acupuncture Pain Killing Mystery Revealed

    Researchers have discovered that acupuncture causes a special biochemical reaction that reduces inflammation and muscle pain. The study, published in Molecular Neurobiology, investigated the effects of... Read more

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    Here’s Why Your Ears Ring According to Chinese Medicine

    Earlier this month, I caught a head cold. It was the kind of cold where my nose ran continually, to the point that I felt like... Read more

  • 4 Secret Remedies to Fight Spring Pollen Allergies

    Spring is my favorite season because it’s simply the most stunning season! But I know a lot of people have pollen allergies. So today I’d... Read more

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    Painful Intercourse May Be Due To Vulvodynia

    Sexual intercourse is painful for some women, and one cause of the discomfort is due to a condition called Vulvodynia (vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh). You aren’t alone if... Read more

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    East-West Collaboration Imparts Chinese Health and Beauty Secrets

    Dr. Jingduan Yang never imagined he was going to be a practitioner of classical Chinese medicine when he was growing up in a small town... Read more

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    Gained Weight on the Diet That Your Friend Swore By? Here’s Why.

    I have never been much of a dieter, although there are times in my life when I probably should have.  There have, however, been times... Read more

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    Acupuncture Alleviates Knee Pain Due to Arthritis

    Acupuncture relieves pain, stiffness, and improves knee function for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Researchers from the Chengdu University of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) investigated the... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: 5 Benefits of Tui Na Massage

    Tui na (pronounced “twee nah”) is a form of Asian bodywork that has been used in China for centuries and is the oldest known system of... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: 6 Steps to Avoid That Burned-Out Feeling

    At my acupuncture clinic, I see a number of patients who work too hard. I see a busy lawyer who sometimes works 70 and 80... Read more

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    Spring Is a Time to ‘Go With the Flow’ in Chinese Medicine

    The effective treatment of depression and emotional conditions by acupuncture is best explained through the element of Wood, spring, and Liver Qi Stagnation.  Here in the... Read more

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    How to Harmonize Your Health With Licorice Root

    We have all heard of licorice, but what it is used FOR, is a bit of a mystery. Licorice is used in nearly every Chinese herbal formula... Read more

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    Acupuncture Relieves High Blood Pressure With Lasting Results

    Acupuncture is an effective treatment for hypertension. Researchers demonstrate that acupuncture alleviates hypertension and its signs and symptoms. Zhao et al. conclude that acupuncture reduces levels... Read more

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    Fascinating Facts On Chinese Herbs

    What do I find most fascinating about Chinese medicine and Chinese herbs?  Maybe its because Chinese herbs are the oldest medicine on earth.  Practiced for nearly 5000... Read more

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    4 Tips to Boost Your Kidney Qi for Valentine’s Day!

    Valentine’s Day is here! I’ll bet you didn’t know that the Chinese Medicine secret to a good love life is having strong Kidney Qi. In... Read more

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    What You Need to Know About the Year of the Monkey

    Because we are dealing with a fire Monkey, be prepared for things to heat up!  Get ready for a good year filled with playfulness, romance,... Read more


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