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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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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