Traditional Chinese Medicine

Understanding the Heart of Chinese Medicine

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Modern people typically believe that the brain rules the body. But according to ancient Chinese doctors, the heart is in charge. In traditional Chinese medicine,...

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    The Power of Small Changes

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    Is Acupuncture the Right Career for You?

    Thirty years ago, when the baby boomers were looking for their first careers, acupuncture was not yet on most people’s radar. But after the doors... Read more

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    5 Cold-Prevention and Treatment Tips

    During the last couple of months, I have had so many people coming into my Chicago acupuncture office complaining of colds and sinus infections, that I thought... Read more

  • Acupuncture was found effective for reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis, chronic headache, shoulder pain, nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, neck pain and back pain. (Courtesy of Integrative Healing Arts Acupuncture)

    Finally, Acupuncture Proven to Reduce Pain

    Acupuncture effectively reduces pain according to research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Acupuncture groups had significantly greater reductions of pain than both... Read more

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    3 Great Reasons To Get Acupuncture This Winter

    1) Reduce stress – A cold winter could stress anyone and we all know that stress has a negative impact on our minds and bodies. Acupuncture reduces... Read more

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    Ginger Root – Arthritis to Heart Disease An Amazing Chinese Herb

    What is it about ginger that makes it such a versatile root?   This underground stem is acrid and pungent and yet it treats an upset... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: 4 Ideas to Protect Yourself for Aging

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    Chinese Medicine Is Slow Medicine

    I hate to wait. Put me in a line that’s more than three people long, and I am the person tapping my toe and muttering... Read more

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    3 Amazing Historical Facts About Chinese Medicine

    Chinese Medicine is an ancient science that many people find mysterious. I was drawn to practice this amazing medicine because it is endlessly fascinating and it... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: 9 Fall Foods for Good Health

    I grew up on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. Looking out our front window gave us a view over the entire river valley, which... Read more

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    A Short History of Ghosts in Chinese Medicine

    Halloween is here; a time when small people transform from children to goblins, superheroes, princesses—and of course, ghosts. It’s a season of pumpkins, candles, and... Read more

  • Ceremony table seen during Yu Lan Jie or Hungry Ghost Festival. During the festival, people pay homage to their deceased ancestors which is believed to visit the living. (oatjo/iStock)

    Chinese Halloween Holiday Traditions

    I love Halloween; it’s one of my favorite holidays. When I was little my mother would go to great lengths to make me the perfect... Read more

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    The Healing Power of Chrysanthemums

    Every fall as the leaves begin to change colors, I’m overwhelmed with a wave of nostalgia for my New England childhood. As the summer days... Read more

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    Here’s a Good Advice From Chinese Medicine and Some Autumn Dietary Ideas

    Fall has returned! In this season, nature lets go of its abundant creation of the past year in a grand final display. Leaves turn brilliant... Read more

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    Ancient Chinese Recipe Leads to Nobel Prize

    Yesterday, Chinese scientist Tu Youyou became one of three biologists to receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology for Medicine for discovering “therapies that have revolutionized the... Read more

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    5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Acupuncture

    Acupuncture has been around for at least 4,000 years in the East—but only widely known in the West for less than 50. Below are five facts... Read more

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