A TCM Roadmap: Thriving – Not Just Living

A TCM Roadmap: Thriving – Not Just Living

By Susan Tretakis – Coral Springs, Florida – If writing about healthy food and good nutrition in November wasn’t difficult enough, writing about taking some time for care for just yourself in the month of December walks a scary line between sanity and insanity. December heralds a month where everyone I know is running in too many directions at once. […]

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Acupuncture and Elbow Pain

Acupuncture and Elbow Pain

4 to 7 in every 1000 people suffer from elbow pain every year. Persons aged between 40 and 50 years are the most susceptible to elbow pain (Verhaar, 1994). The incidence of this condition is worse in women. For instance, up to 10 percent of women aged between 42 and 46 years experience elbow pain (Vicenzino & Wright, 1996). Many […]

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Food Matters

Food Matters

I have to be honest; for me, beginning in September and throughout December, I feel as if I am under a continual attack from a variety of poor, unhealthy food choices. Tempting choices. Foods that I rarely think about now literally scream my name – from the television, from the free samples being given out at markets, from recipes demonstrated daily […]

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Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome, is a chronic or lasting disorder that is generally symptomized by widespread continuous musculoskeletal aching that comes with memory problems or difficulties in paying attention, fatigue, depression and sleep problems. Fibromyalgia is blamed for amplifying pain around the body’s tender points by impacting on the way the brain processes pain signals. Women are at a […]

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Qi – Interrupted

Qi – Interrupted

People are asking me whether I am ever to go to write for Care Wellness again. My immediate reaction is one of surprise: the concept of having actual “followers”- people out there who read my posts – and people really think that my research into TCM, Chinese herbs and acupuncture amount to more than just my opinion – is, truly, astounding […]

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Acupuncture and Hip Pain

Acupuncture and Hip Pain

The leg and the pelvis connect at the hip joint. When healthy, this ball and socket joint allows free movement of the leg in any direction and makes for ample flexibility. The upper body’s weight is conveyed through the hip when a person is walking, running and standing. As such, apart from being highly flexible, this joint also ought to […]

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Acupuncture and Knee Pain

Acupuncture and Knee Pain

A vast number of people have had to deal with some kind of knee pain at one point in their lives. Whether it be due to day to day wear and tear, injury, or just overuse stemming from sporting activities or work-related tasks, knee pain can be debilitating.  The knee joint is the largest joint in the human body, vital […]

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Acupuncture and Neck Pain

Acupuncture and Neck Pain

Neck pain comprises of the general discomfort as well as stiffness experienced in the regions around the neck, which consist of the neck itself, shoulders, head and arms. The muscles are usually painful and tense with most patients reporting headaches that range from mild to severe. In many cases, the pain results from the spine degenerating. An aging spine translates […]

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