When the temperature dropped down into the 40’s a few days ago in South Florida, it indicated that the “winter” is officially here, and, along with it, cold and flu season. Most people get a cold or flu once a while but struggle to know which one they have. Both colds and flus are caused by viruses. They also share […]
Some anniversaries are not happy events; some literally stop us cold in their appearance on both our internal and external calendars. My friends can tell you where and what they were doing on the day when political figures were assassinated, or when something catastrophic happens to the country and world at large. Some anniversaries are more personal – the date […]
The term pelvic inflammatory disease, abbreviated as PID, is used to describe all kinds of inflammations or infections that occur along the female genital tract such as the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, cervix, uterus and pelvic tissues. The inflammation and swelling usually cause the uterus and other reproductive organs to be scarred, which often results to infertility.
I am a fan of New Years’ – not because of the party on New Years’ Eve (I don’t do, have never done, New Year Eve parties) but I like the sense of closing out one year and beginning a new year with a fresh outlook. I like to celebrate the successes of the year past – and to set […]
I’m having another one of my Western Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine moments. I am a bit annoyed, more than a bit frustrated and very angry. I’ve just been to one of the leading eye institutes in South Florida. Suffice it to say, relief, as suggested by the cheery computer who routed my call to the appointment desk, was not […]
Endometriosis, also called “endo,” is a condition where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus and forms tumor-like nodules. Endometrium is the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb, but in endometriosis it is often located on the ovary or on the pelvic peritoneum–even on the bowels or umbilicus. These pieces of tissue outside the uterus bleed each month when […]
When you’re rubbing your full belly after a big Thanksgiving dinner and heading off to bed, you may start experiencing a burning sensation and sour taste in your mouth after lying down. It’s not only unpleasant to taste the same turkey twice, but you are experiencing acid reflux! Learn more about this condition and how Chinese herbal medicine can be […]
By Susan Tretakis – I guess it is an age thing, but lately, each day seems to bring yet another telephone call from a friend with the sad details of another disease, another treatment plan, and more stories of expensive and life changing medical procedures. Also lately, I am being asked more and more questions about Traditional Chinese Medicine. Considering […]