TCM, Overindulgence and Forgiveness

TCM, Overindulgence and Forgiveness

Obviously, I am not superior. Some background: A very good friend of mine just returned from a three week “Culinary and Photography” travel experience she recently took through Provence, Paris and Nice, France. Eager to show off her both newly acquired French culinary arts and her photographs, she invited me and a few others to taste her new recipes while […]

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Acupuncture and Bell’s Palsy

Acupuncture and Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a condition that affects part of the face and causes paralysis in the affected muscles. It is brought about by swelling, compression or inflammation of the nerve that controls the facial muscles. One side of the face droops or becomes stiff due to the condition. This makes it hard to smile or close the eye on the […]

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TCM and Fear

TCM and Fear

Fear is my “F word”. Some background: My father was a NYC policeman, then detective, and it was his belief that he prepare his daughter for a very dangerous world.  Never once did I leave the house being prepared for the worst: a flat tire, a car accident, meeting up with an escaped killer/rapist/ kidnapper/thief. Having “mad money stuck in […]

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TCM and Food

TCM and Food

Is anyone else suffering nutritional and diet information overload? Going food shopping has become similar to when I was taking statistics in college; confusion and questions reign. A friend of mine, a certified nutritionist, tells her clients that they should never read the front of any package but go directly to the listed ingredients on the back. Identifying and deciphering […]

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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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