Chinese Herbs

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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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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