Acupuncture and Tinnitus

Acupuncture and Tinnitus

One of the things about getting older is that an entire new world of illnesses open up to you. And while my friends and I do not ordinarily share a park bench – which, incidentally, common sense tells me we should do – more often or not we are sharing time and space over coffee, lunch or dinner. Sometimes, we […]

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Uterine Fibroids and Chinese Herbs

Uterine Fibroids and Chinese Herbs

According to the National Institute of Health, Uterine Fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, affect 70-80% of women by age 50 and account for more than 200,000 hysterectomies per year. They are benign, non-cancerous, growths in or on the wall of the uterus, usually occurring in women ages 35-45. The symptoms of fibroids range from no symptoms to debilitating abdominal […]

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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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