Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbal Medicine and Allergic Asthma

Chinese Herbal Medicine and Allergic Asthma

Allergic Asthma is the most common form of asthma. Allergic asthma is an immune hyper- reaction triggered by allergens such as pollen, dust mites, causes the narrowing of airways passages in the lungs due to inflammation. This results in coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. There are approximately 24 million people in the US who have asthma. About […]

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Chinese Herbs 101

Chinese Herbs 101

If you watch any amount of television you soon realize that in any given hour, you’re going to see a commercial for some new drug. Usually, the commercial begins by asking if you are suffering from an array of illnesses:   allergies, anxiety, arthritis, constipation, depression, digestive issues, headaches, etc., etc. Then after insisting their new drug will cure you, the […]

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Chinese Herbs for Insomnia

Chinese Herbs for Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping. It is characterized as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep. Insomnia is typically accompanied by symptoms like daytime drowsiness, low energy, irritability, and depression. Insomnia can be short term, lasting for days or weeks, or long term, […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside

A many of you know, South Florida has been experiencing a cold front, with temperatures as low as 35 degrees. While I know this is not considered extreme in states that are currently experiencing temps in the single digits and below, for me, with osteoarthritis in my knees, hands and neck, South Florida’s “cold front” was a kicker. Yes, acupuncture […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine and Cancer Support

Chinese Herbal Medicine and Cancer Support

The word cancer comes from a Greek word “karkinos”, describing carcinoma tumors by the physician Hippocrates (460–370 B.C). Cancers are a wide spectrum of diseases that involve abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Statistics show that more than 90 cancers are due to genetic mutations from environmental factors, and less […]

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Menopause and Chinese Herbal Treatment

Menopause and Chinese Herbal Treatment

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her menstrual cycle stops. It is usually diagnosed when a woman’s period has stopped for more than twelve months. It could happen anywhere between the ages of 40 to 50, but in the United States, the average for most woman is around age 51. Some women undergo the menopausal transition without […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine for Weight Loss

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Weight Loss

Weight gain and obesity are increasingly common conditions in the United States and the Western world. The causes of being overweight are mostly an imbalanced diet, lack of exercise, genetic conditions, endocrine and hormonal imbalances, and stress. Research has shown certain medications including corticosteroids, anti-depressants, and seizure medicines can cause undesired weight gain. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is used as […]

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