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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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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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