Nutrition

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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The Five Elements

The Five Elements

Some background: As an undergraduate and graduate student, I majored in Psychology. “People”, as a subject, fascinated me. “People” amazed me, disappointed me, and enhanced my life. “People” could also be dangerous to themselves and others. I went to school and later interned at a time where serious personality deficits and mood disorders were treated with drugs and hospitalization. I […]

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Nutrition for Menopause

Nutrition for Menopause

There is a common misconception around menopause that it has to be miserable for many women. The weight gain, hot flashes, headaches, insomnia, lowered sex drive, loss of hair, thinning, drying skin are just a few symptoms that women are told are quite normal during menopause. They are not uncommon by any means; but they also don’t have to be […]

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Nutritional Support

Nutritional Support

Nutritional counseling is an integral part of every case that we treat. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are a powerful and effective method of treating many ailments, but sound nutrition provides a solid foundation to help prevent illness. Read more about Chinese medicine’s unique view of food…