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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Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bipolar Disorder

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bipolar Disorder

In both my professional and personal life, I have known people who, having been diagnosed as bipolar, tried to mask their symptoms in order to fit into the outside world. Bipolar treatment has, indeed, come far from when it wasn’t even acknowledged, just quietly medicated or hospitalized. Today, more and more people are beginning to have this very important dialogue […]

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Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dreams

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dreams

Those of you who know me, know that before counseling, before Acupuncture and TCM, I was an English teacher. For over ten years, I taught secondary and post-secondary literature. One of the more joyful lessons – at least for me – involved interpreting with my students the writings of Henry David Thoreau.   It didn’t matter what grade I was teaching, […]

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Acupuncture, TCM and Overthinking

Acupuncture, TCM and Overthinking

If Olympic medals were given for overthinking, I would definitely win the gold. In truth, I overthink my overthinking. I overthink texts and emails – wondering if I missed something, wondering what they may have meant, wondering if I miss-spoke, or miss-typed. I can overthink so much I paralyze myself into some alien frozen state. A recent post on notsalmon.com […]

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Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and OCD

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects all people of all ages in all walks of life.   OCD “occurs when a person gets caught up in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to get […]

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