Traditional Chinese Medicine


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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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    Understanding the Heart of Chinese Medicine

    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,... Read more

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    Some Traditional Chinese Customs to Bring You Good Luck in the New Year

    The Chinese have some traditions that if followed will hopefully increase  your good fortune in the Chinese New Year. *Clean Your House –  Get into every... Read more

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    Can Cinnamon Help Protect You From Cancer?

    University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Researchers and the UA Cancer Center say a compound found in cinnamon is a potent colorectal cancer preventor. New... Read more

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    MRI Finds Acupuncture Relieves Internet Addiction

    MRI imaging and clinical research confirms that acupuncture relieves internet addiction disorder. Neuroimaging demonstrates that acupuncture normalizes brain activity levels while alleviating compulsive internet use,... Read more

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    The Power of Small Changes

    I am a gardening geek. I love to get outside in the spring to see what plants are peeking through the wet, still-frozen ground. To... Read more

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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

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    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

      My neighbor Marie is hardly ever home. She’s out during the day at one of her volunteering gigs or hanging out with a friend... Read more

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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

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