Coping with Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder with Chinese Herbs

Coping with Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder with Chinese Herbs

Autumn is here. Winter is coming. No, really. Even in South Florida. The early morning air is now crisp and cool, and the humidity is low. The seasonal change is very subtle in Florida, but there are changes. Daylight is shorter, darkness comes earlier, and with the time change, the sun sets soon after the workday ends. Traditional Chinese Medicine […]

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Acupuncture, TCM and Bones

Acupuncture, TCM and Bones

Lately, whenever my friends and I get together, there is always one, but usually more than one, who has been put on an additional supplement by their doctor. Some of my friends are taking up to six different supplements a day – in addition to prescribed medications to keep illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure in check. I’ve […]

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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and ADHD

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and ADHD

I wish I had known more about Traditional Chinese Medicine when I was pursuing my graduate and post-graduate psychology degrees.   I wish – as I was indoctrinated with “scientific” treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – that I knew enough – and was brave enough – to possibly raise my hand to question why we were creating a generation […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Vertigo

Chinese Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Vertigo

Sufferers describe vertigo being unbalanced, watching the room spin around them. One of the most common causes is referred to as “BPPV,” which stands for “benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.” BBPV occurs when tiny calcium particles fill the canals of the inner ear. Unfortunately, BPPV can occur out of nowhere. There are no symptoms or signs to forewarn an attack. While […]

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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Parkinson’s Disease

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Parkinson’s Disease

Because of the very vocal and informed voice of Michael J. Fox as well as other public figures, more is known about Parkinson’s disease than ever before. Parkinson’s is the second most common chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease in the United States, ranking just under Alzheimer’s in its devastating impact. Symptoms of Parkinson’s progress slowly over the years. Parkinson’s is […]

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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Cancer Care

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Cancer Care

Cancer plays no favorites; it does not discriminate among its victims. Cancer stakes its claim on anyone of any age at any time. We know more about cancer today than ever before; and yet, the disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. According to recent reports by the World Health Organization, cancer deaths are projected to rise […]

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Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

It’s funny – in a sad kind of way – how IBS sufferers share certain traits. We’re the ones who, upon entering any new venue – be it a restaurant, lecture hall, gym, even a doctors’ office – automatically ascertain where the restrooms are. We’re the ones who casually ask, when invited to an art show, is it outside or […]

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