Chinese Herbs

Treating Acid Reflux with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Treating Acid Reflux with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

When you’re rubbing your full belly after a big Thanksgiving dinner and heading off to bed, you may start experiencing a burning sensation and sour taste in your mouth after lying down. It’s not only unpleasant to taste the same turkey twice, but you are experiencing acid reflux! Learn more about this condition and how Chinese herbal medicine can be […]

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Coping with Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder with Chinese Herbs

Coping with Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder with Chinese Herbs

Autumn is here. Winter is coming. No, really. Even in South Florida. The early morning air is now crisp and cool, and the humidity is low. The seasonal change is very subtle in Florida, but there are changes. Daylight is shorter, darkness comes earlier, and with the time change, the sun sets soon after the workday ends. Traditional Chinese Medicine […]

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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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Treating Tinnitus with Chinese Herbal Formulas

Treating Tinnitus with Chinese Herbal Formulas

Tinnitus affects approximately 10% of the population and is described as a perceived sound in the ears when there is no actual sound. There are many Western diagnoses that cause the symptom of tinnitus such as Meniere’s Disease, hypertension, whiplash, brain tumors, renal failure, and various ear infections. The sounds can be mild to severely impairing, and intermittent or constant. […]

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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 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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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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