Traditional Chinese Medicine

Coronavirus & TCM: Staying Healthy at Home

 

Navigating stay at home orders, working from home, schooling from home and the myriad other new things that are now a daily part of life is stressful. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with each new development and all the unknowns that surround our lives because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine offers something old and

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It’s possible to get Acupuncture again, here’s what to consider ~

 

As the country moves toward reopening, reintegrating Acupuncture treatments into your life will become an option again.

Just as businesses and community members are weighing their own personal choices amidst changing state guidelines, it is a personal choice whether or not you feel safe to visit an Acupuncturist. As you weigh this choice, here are a few things

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Eastern vs. Western: How the Medical Practices Differ

Almost everybody knows there are two very unique ways of treating disease and maintaining health. But not everybody knows how these two methodologies differ from one another. And depending on where you live in the world, there may be one that is more prominent than the other. Both systems have their pros and cons. So let’s differentiate between

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The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Traditional Chinese Medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using Acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the Immune System.

Even though germs,

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Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the Immune System as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and

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Talking With Kids About the Coronavirus

As the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak continue to seep into everyday life, it can be hard to stay present rather than focusing on the myriad of concerns and questions everyone has. Unfortunately, this can be true for kids too. 

Younger kids can perceive their caretakers’ stress and older kids are better aware of what’s going on for their

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Successful Herbs to Move Liver Qi

We often say in Traditional Chinese Medicine that the Liver is the system most easily susceptible to stress. Stress knots the Qi (energy) and makes its flow stagnate – this happens most quickly in the Liver energy system. The Liver, in TCM, is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. This means that if Qi

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Acupuncture: The Original Biohack for Migraines

Having recurring Migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So

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COVID-19: IMMUNITY AND OUR COMMUNITY

Dear patients & my community,

As you already know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very real and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the rapid spread of Coronavirus.  To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance of caution to help protect you, your family,

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