Chinese Herbal Medicine for Endometriosis

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Endometriosis

Endometriosis, also called “endo,” is a condition where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus and forms tumor-like nodules. Endometrium is the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb, but in endometriosis it is often located on the ovary or on the pelvic peritoneum–even on the bowels or umbilicus. These pieces of tissue outside the uterus bleed each month when […]

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Treating Acid Reflux with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Treating Acid Reflux with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

When you’re rubbing your full belly after a big Thanksgiving dinner and heading off to bed, you may start experiencing a burning sensation and sour taste in your mouth after lying down. It’s not only unpleasant to taste the same turkey twice, but you are experiencing acid reflux! Learn more about this condition and how Chinese herbal medicine can be […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine – Does One Need to Choose?

Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine – Does One Need to Choose?

By Susan Tretakis – I guess it is an age thing, but lately, each day seems to bring yet another telephone call from a friend with the sad details of another disease, another treatment plan, and more stories of expensive and life changing medical procedures. Also lately, I am being asked more and more questions about Traditional Chinese Medicine. Considering […]

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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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