• Eyes on Acupuncture: Treating Macular Degeneration
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    Macular Degeneration (MD) is a challenging vascular condition that profoundly impacts the delicate cardiovascular aspect of the eyes and body. This degenerative disease involves the formation of plaque in the macula, a crucial area of the retina responsible for central vision. As the condition progresses, individuals with MD may experience a gradual loss of sharp,…

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  • Pregnancy Month-by-Month: Understanding Your Body and Your Baby’s Development
    Pregnancy Month-by-Month: Understanding Your Body and Your Baby’s Development
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    Chinese culture has a rich history of knowledge and traditions surrounding conception, pregnancy, and postpartum care. In traditional Chinese medicine, pregnancy is viewed as a dynamic process that evolves in stages, with each stage associated with specific organ systems, meridians, and energies. This approach recognizes that the body’s energy, or Qi, changes over time and…

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  • The Second Spring: Menopause in Chinese Medicine
    The Second Spring: Menopause in Chinese Medicine
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    Menopause in our society is not usually thought of as a positive phase in life. But it can be and it should be!  Chinese Medicine’s explanation of menopause which is described as the Second Spring, shows us that menopause should be an empowering phase in a woman’s life.  With menopause a shift occurs from creating…

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  • Wei Qi (Protective Qi) Your First Line of Defense
    Wei Qi (Protective Qi) Your First Line of Defense
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    Immunity in TCM is influenced by several factors, one of which is by our Wei Qi. . What is your Wei Qi ?? There are many different forms of Qi in our body. The word ‘Wei’ means to defend or protect and this form of Qi is considered our protective energy. It is like a…

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  • Are your sleep issues caused by an Issue of “Time” or “Depth”???
    Are your sleep issues caused by an Issue of “Time” or “Depth”???
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    As the weekend went by, daylight savings occurred and our 24 hour clock fell back.  There was some contemplation in the clinic about if this may or may not be beneficial to our health. There was a time that I used to enjoy this; or at least I enjoyed that time in the spring where we…

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  • How to Calm Cough (Everything you need to treat your child’s cough may already be in your kitchen!)
    How to Calm Cough (Everything you need to treat your child’s cough may already be in your kitchen!)
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    1.       Pediatric Tuina Massage Whether your child has a wet, dry, hacking, or croupy cough Tuina massage techniques work by stimulating the body to heal itself while simultaneously treating the cough. Kids love it, it feels great and it makes them feel better. The best part is its safe, effective, and can be used at any age….

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  • Tips to relieve Morning Sickness
    Tips to relieve Morning Sickness
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    Often morning sickness is one of the first clues a woman has that she is pregnant. This is often accompanied by deep fatigue and both can last till week 12-14 of the pregnancy. There are different points of view on why this is such a normal part of pregnancy. The most common is that there…

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  • 8 Supplements for Endometriosis
    8 Supplements for Endometriosis
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    Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often chronically painful inflammatory condition in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining. It can also involve secondary inflammatory indicators. The following supplements can…

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  • Painful Periods? Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to the rescue!
    Painful Periods? Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to the rescue!
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    Painful periods are a common complaint in our practice, and it warrants serious attention, especially when the pain is crippling and shows up month after month. Many of our patients have the same similar story. Their period pain began when they were in their teens and their doctor put them on birth control to “fix”…

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  • Free and Easy Wanderer
    Free and Easy Wanderer
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    Chinese herbs have helped calm the mind, body and spirit for thousands of years with formulas that focus on balancing one’s mood and emotional state. Xiao Yao San which translates to Free and Easy Wanderer, is one such classical formula. It is a 8 herb combination and is the most prescribed herbal formula in our…

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