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TCM and Aging

TCM and Aging

My dining companion leaned across the table and said to me; “I have to tell you, I think your total Traditional Chinese Medicine conversion makes you very brave.” I sat back and thought: “Brave?? Me??? How cool is that!!!!” I believed myself to be as far from brave as one can be; in fact, if there is such a word, […]

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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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TCM and Spring

TCM and Spring

I love spring – it’s my favorite season. Living in South Florida limits ones’ season of spring to often a few weeks – sometimes, spring lasts a few hours of even fewer days. While I readily admit these past two years have made me see and revise many things looking through the lenses of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I never thought […]

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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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TCM and Me

TCM and Me

Yesterday I received an email from a person with whom I have been friends since she was 18 years old. Suffice it to say that we are both decades older from when we first met – me having an additional decade over her. Her email saddened me, but it also illuminated a great truth for me. Seeing my success with […]

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TCM and Yoga

TCM and Yoga

Stretching for the Win – by Susan Tretakis – Most of you are familiar with the story of Pavlov’s experiment with the dog. The definitive example of “classical conditioning”, it is why I can no longer allow myself to watch info-commercials on television at 2 and 3 in the morning. Like Pavlov’s dog, I hear the words, “This price is […]

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TCM and Spirituality

TCM and Spirituality

I’ve been thinking a great deal about Spirituality lately; not in the religious sense, but spirituality in the sense of faith. I did not realize that – as much as I thought I had learned about Traditional Chinese Medicine this past year – I had neglected to learn a key piece. I believe that TCM has given me a greater […]

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