Month: April 2018

Chinese Herbs 102

Chinese Herbs 102

It’s been a very social month for me, which is somewhat surprising since I am not usually social. In fact, I define the word “introvert” to the max, but I have seen a number of people these past few weeks who I have not seen for many months. Some are snow-birds; others are just busy with this thing we call […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine and Allergic Asthma

Chinese Herbal Medicine and Allergic Asthma

Allergic Asthma is the most common form of asthma. Allergic asthma is an immune hyper- reaction triggered by allergens such as pollen, dust mites, causes the narrowing of airways passages in the lungs due to inflammation. This results in coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. There are approximately 24 million people in the US who have asthma. About […]

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The Five Elements

The Five Elements

Some background: As an undergraduate and graduate student, I majored in Psychology. “People”, as a subject, fascinated me. “People” amazed me, disappointed me, and enhanced my life. “People” could also be dangerous to themselves and others. I went to school and later interned at a time where serious personality deficits and mood disorders were treated with drugs and hospitalization. I […]

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Acupuncture and Anxiety

Acupuncture and Anxiety

Anxiety and related disorders are a real problem in the US, affecting over 40 million people over the age of 18.This number is actually believed to be a conservative estimate, as a lot of patients are misdiagnosed or even completely ignorant of their situations, meaning that they are not aware that what they are experiencing is anxiety. Young people, especially, […]

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Acupuncture and Uterine Fibroids

Acupuncture and Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids, also referred to as fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas are solid, non cancerous muscle tissue growths found in the uterus. So prevalent is the condition among women over forty years of age that fibroids may well be considered an ordinary irregularity. Up to 50% of all women aged forty and over will be affected by the condition. While about […]

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Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis

Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis

According to The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, there are over 400,000 people suffering from this condition in the United States. When you look at the global chart, the figures rises to 2.5 million. While Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is not believed to be a genetic condition, there is a widespread feel among scientists that the disease actually has a genetic lean. […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Vertigo

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Vertigo

I don’t “get” these people who love amusement park rides; I don’t understand why someone would pay steadily rising park entrance fees to take a roller coaster ride which goes up and around the track at steadily increasing speeds. I don’t see the allure of that even crazier “tilt-a-world” ride which not only spins you around at increasing speeds but […]

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