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Honeysuckle ok to take with antibiotics?
Created 09-20-2022 by "anon214495"
I have no choice but to go for the antibiotics, but had planned on trying honeysuckle for issues since covid vaccine. I was recently diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I have an underlying infection and need to distinguish what is causing what symptoms. Its very complicated. If not honeysuckle, are there any herbs or formulas that can accenuate the effectiveness of antibiotics without negative effects? I have no time to see an acupunturist. Unbelievably my husband...
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Points protocol formulation and needling technique - needle, active needle, tonify, or pacify?? Cupping?
Created 09-14-2022 by "anon240040"
Hello folks, I am working on learning into moving beyond merely needling points in my points protocols when appropriate. Most of the time I will needle, bring de-qi, then just retain the needle for 20-30 minutes. I'm wondering whether it could be usually correct to tonify the points that influence a weak part of the body and pacify those associated with an excess pattern. An example would be liver invading the spleen, to tonify the...
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Dyslexia
Created 09-12-2022 by "Mili"
My daughter is diagnosed with dyslexia in her school. She is struggling a lot in studies. Has mental confusion is indecisive and has lost all her confidence. Can you guide me how can I help her . I cannot see her in this star. She is having a lot of difficulties in school . Specially in writing , memorizing , math. And in general she is feeling low confidence and has given up. Please help...
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Tongue diagnosis
Created 09-05-2022 by "anon42568"
Thank you for this awesome website. Its very informative. I am Looking for advice here with tongue diagnosis. My tongue has a thick white coating with a big crack in the middle. The thick white coating goes till the very end of the tongue. Since 2019, I became very weak, and got bloated, had water rentetion, urine incontenince, always fearful, weak digestion and passing undigested food many times, later I found I also had a...
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bradykinesia
Created 07-25-2022 by "anon79791"
Hello. I stumbled upon your post on parkinsons chinese medicine yin yang house page. I was diagnosed 4 years ago when i was 45. Just reaching you out to find out about any alternate chinese medicine treatments for bradykinesia you might have tried . Its pretty depressing to have this condition with no clear path to cure. Please suggest some meds
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Origin of "Ion Pumping Cord" term
Created 07-24-2022 by "VaughnHealth"

On this website, the material on the Extraordinary Vessels seems to refer to them as "Ion Pumping Cord." Where, when and how did this term become used as a pseudonym for Extraordinary Vessels?
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Herbs and point used to treat migraine
Created 07-17-2022 by "Chris S"

Hello, I was wondering what your experience was with what acupuncture points are used to treat migraines? Also, are herbals used for migraines too, if so which ones?
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chronic high tension in muscles along the SI meridian; what herbs/diet could soothe
Created 06-24-2022 by "Boingster"
hey yall. i've had a chronic -- and multi-generational -- pattern going on where there's hypertension in the arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, ear along the SI meridian. I've thought for a long time that this pattern is related to being forbidden to respond to verbal rage. I'm doing bodywork and movement things to balance this 'overheat' (it actually feels hot and sour)... ... and I wanted to ask about what other Good Things there may...
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Skin does not heal properly after covid contracted/vaccinated? Is it common?
Created 06-14-2022 by "nguyenbj"
Hi everyone, I have noticed in my family of 4,(2 adults and 2 kids) some concern changes after recovered from Covid 2 months ago. We had a very mild symptoms when having Covid with highnfever of one day for my girls. Myself I was constant vomitting for a day a little cough. My husband were just coughing with nasal discharge and feeling extreme cold for a few days. After that we were feeling normal. However,...
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Билко
Created 06-11-2022 by "rebecca45"

Здравейте, не знам тук подходящи ли е да питам. Търся алтернативно лечение зюа Болест на Паркинсон. Бихте ли ми препоръчали някакви билки. Благодаря! (english translation by moderator) Hello, I don't know if it's appropriate to ask here. I'm looking for an alternative treatment for Parkinson's disease. Would you recommend me some herbs. Thanks!
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Dangerous Herbal Mixing
Created 04-27-2022 by "Chris S"

I was wondering what a list of herbs that are dangerous or toxic to mix together. Would love to know which ones are dangerous and why?
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Retinal Detachment, kindly ask for help...
Created 04-22-2022 by "Mohsaninter"

hi, I kindly ask for help, I'm desperate. as a child in my left eye I lost my sight due to trauma. I am 38 years old and now for 8 years the right eye has flashes of light and moving bodies, the vitro has made 2 holes in the retina and they have treated with laser ,, I am afraid for retinal detachment, please help me solve this vitro degeneration, then the retina is...
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What Pathogen or Pattern Causes for Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
Created 04-11-2022 by "Chris S"

Has anyone had any experience with Thymoma as a disorder to treat? Be interested in hearing if you have and how you treated it?
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I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS!
Created 03-21-2022 by "Shzaib"
Greetings dear. Two questions One is, which points are helpful in getting rid of nasal dust allergy (sneezing). Second is, if a person having burning near anus especially when he sits. what does it reflect?
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Question about information on Su Wen and Ling Shu
Created 03-20-2022 by "LenaS"

Hello, I am a student for acupuncture and doing an investigative research. I have been reading the SuWen and Ling Shu in search for references on the TaiYang sindrome. So far have found a bit of information. But would like to know if anybody has read those volumes profoundly and may have some input on which chapters refer to the Tai Yang sindrome? The ones I find are: chapter 7, 31 and 79 from Su...
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Burning post acupuncture treatment?
Created 02-26-2022 by "anon25390"
Hi, I received a 2nd treatment today for anxiety. He put a needle in the outside left wrist. It immediately shot tingling(nerve?) Up my fingers and I panicked. It subsided in about 30 seconds. He took it out after about 20 minutes. I've had a burning sensation at the Left elbow and around it all day. I called him and he did not seem concerned. Said it would be okay and would subside. I'm worried....
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Acne and Feels heat in abdomen and sometimes cooling.
Created 02-22-2022 by "Shzaib"
Greetings All dears. A year ago I got my face skin cleared by using some acupoints from this website. But now I have forgot which special points helped me to clear all that abdomen issue and acne as both are related. I have acne and same abdomen heat and cooling issues as I had a year ago. I have tried for liver fire but it's not actually that it's something else which I'm not understanding....
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Acne and Excess heat on right side of abdomen
Created 02-15-2022 by "Shzaib"
Hello dears. Please reply me sooner. A year ago I had very clear face, I got my face cleaned by using acu point from your site. But later after a year acne again started , I forgot which special point or condition helped me to clear the acne. But now I used K2 point and it started heating from right side of body after a sudden sound . Now it's more than a year I...
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Neuropathy due to chemorherapy
Created 02-05-2022 by "Laila"

Hello. I am in South Africa and there are no reputable Acupuncture specialists anywhere close to me. I am receiving chemotherapy for stage 4 colon cancer and one of the most annoying side effects is neuropathy in my hands and feet, and Hand Foot Syndrome. Please, please , please could you share with me which points I can use to get some relief? I know many patients in other countries go regularly for acupuncture to...
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Seeking another opinion on new formulation
Created 01-30-2022 by "Mysti_Skye"
Hello, I'm just seeking reassurance on my new formulation. I was originally told I have spleen qi deficiency, blood deficiency and kidney yang deficiency. I was prescribed Gui Pi Tang. I recently started seeing another practitioner who moved to the area... much closer to me. I essentially received the same diagnosis except she said kidney yin and yang deficiency and liver qi stagnation. I was prescribed Xiao Yao Wan. One of my primary concerns was...
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Tongue Diagonosis
Created 10-10-2021 by "Sandra_John"
I have a swollen tongue with teeth marks both sides (have had it for many years, but the colour seems normal (light red). Can you please advise does that indicate Yang deficiency or Qi deficiency (or both)? Thank you.
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energy for the Source points
Created 10-05-2021 by "sherylann"
Do the radiant circuits feed the source points their extra energy?
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Upper abdominal pain
Created 10-05-2021 by "Gobinath_Thevar"
Two years ago, contracted Salmonella, then acquired h pylori and then developed candida (treated with antibiotics and anti fungal). Presently now diagnosed with pancreatitis (cause unknown although one doctor suspects small bile obstruction… I have no gallbladder). I am elderly woman and suffer from severe upper abdominal pain every morning from 1 am - 8 am, including daily leg muscle pain, especially right leg, and high tinnitus. This completely negatively controls my life. Can you...
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How to understand yin and yang
Created 09-30-2021 by "Sudhirmaurya86"
Why psoriasis and eczema are taken as yin excessive.
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Tongue -teeth mark on tounge
Created 09-15-2021 by "Diana1"
I have tooth mark on left side of the tounge . Wanted to check , the reason and what does it indicates? Points to cure it.
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