Chinese Herbs

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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Migraine Headaches and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Migraine Headaches and Traditional Chinese Medicine

June is National Headache Awareness Month. The term headache includes migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches, with 90% of them as primary headaches, meaning that there is no underlying other cause. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households are affected by people with migraines, which results in 12% of the population, including children, suffering from […]

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Chinese Herbs 102

Chinese Herbs 102

It’s been a very social month for me, which is somewhat surprising since I am not usually social. In fact, I define the word “introvert” to the max, but I have seen a number of people these past few weeks who I have not seen for many months. Some are snow-birds; others are just busy with this thing we call […]

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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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