Holistic Health

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

It’s funny – in a sad kind of way – how IBS sufferers share certain traits. We’re the ones who, upon entering any new venue – be it a restaurant, lecture hall, gym, even a doctors’ office – automatically ascertain where the restrooms are. We’re the ones who casually ask, when invited to an art show, is it outside or […]

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Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dreams

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dreams

Those of you who know me, know that before counseling, before Acupuncture and TCM, I was an English teacher. For over ten years, I taught secondary and post-secondary literature. One of the more joyful lessons – at least for me – involved interpreting with my students the writings of Henry David Thoreau.   It didn’t matter what grade I was teaching, […]

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TCM and Fasting

TCM and Fasting

By Susan Tretakis – For me and many others, next Tuesday is Yom Kippur. In English, Yom Kippur means “the Day of Atonement” and is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. Yom Kippur marks the end of the 10 Days of Awe, a period of introspection and repentance that follows Rosh Hashanah. “It is believed that those […]

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TCM and Food

TCM and Food

Is anyone else suffering nutritional and diet information overload? Going food shopping has become similar to when I was taking statistics in college; confusion and questions reign. A friend of mine, a certified nutritionist, tells her clients that they should never read the front of any package but go directly to the listed ingredients on the back. Identifying and deciphering […]

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