Chinese Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chinese Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation of joints. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), arthritis is called “painful obstructive syndrome”, or bi syndrome. There are underlying causes to this painful obstruction which herbs can treat and thereby help the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by joint pain with warmth and swelling that comes and goes, which is an autoimmune response to stress, diet, […]

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Acupuncture and Resilience

Acupuncture and Resilience

It’s been a tough few weeks. Not just for myself, but also for my friends, neighbors and I suspect, for many who I do not know. From the almost daily news alerts of police lockdowns due to bomb threats in local schools and parks through to the heart breaking, inexplicable, friends’ family losses due to cancer, heart attacks and traffic […]

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TCM and Grief

TCM and Grief

Grief is a horrible emotion; it means that you have lost someone or something from your life.   At some point, everyone will experience grief. I view grief as the price one pays for loving and caring; seen through that pair of lenses, grief can be affirming. My inner- professional knows how to work through the grief process. Because it has […]

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Migraine Headaches and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Migraine Headaches and Traditional Chinese Medicine

June is National Headache Awareness Month. The term headache includes migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches, with 90% of them as primary headaches, meaning that there is no underlying other cause. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households are affected by people with migraines, which results in 12% of the population, including children, suffering from […]

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TCM and Aging

TCM and Aging

My dining companion leaned across the table and said to me; “I have to tell you, I think your total Traditional Chinese Medicine conversion makes you very brave.” I sat back and thought: “Brave?? Me??? How cool is that!!!!” I believed myself to be as far from brave as one can be; in fact, if there is such a word, […]

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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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