Month: October 2017

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Weight Loss

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Weight Loss

Weight gain and obesity are increasingly common conditions in the United States and the Western world. The causes of being overweight are mostly an imbalanced diet, lack of exercise, genetic conditions, endocrine and hormonal imbalances, and stress. Research has shown certain medications including corticosteroids, anti-depressants, and seizure medicines can cause undesired weight gain. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is used as […]

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Acupuncture and Menopause

Acupuncture and Menopause

The term ‘menopause’ is derived from two Greek words: ‘mensis’ which means month and ‘pausis’ which means stop. Menopause thus literally translates to the stopping of monthly sequences. Menopause can be defined as the transition period prior to and after the end of a woman’s menstruation cycle (Gracia et al, 2005). It marks the end of a woman’s ability to […]

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Chinese Medicine and PMS

Chinese Medicine and PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms usually occurring 1 to 2 weeks before a woman’s period starts, affecting up to 85 percent of menstruating women. One might experience psychological symptoms such as tension, irritability, tiredness, feelings of aggression or anger, depression, anxiety, loss of confidence, and feeling emotional. There may also be noticeable changes in sleep patterns and […]

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