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by Abby Stewart, LMT Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a technique used in the prevention and treatment of both edema and lymphedema. It is estimated that worldwide, 1 in 30 people suffer from lymphedema, an incurable condition that requires constant care and attention in order to control symptoms…

Seasonal allergies affect many people every day and may impact their lives profoundly, from itchy eyes to sneezing, stuffy nose, to swelling of the face and throat in extreme cases. Many people that I know, relatives and friends, are under medical treatment for seasonal allergies and have been tak…

Tinnitus is the perception of ringing and/or sounds in the ear.  The severity can range from mildly annoying to disabling.  It affects over 340 million people worldwide and appears to be increasing for a not entirely clear set of reasons.  Military personnel, factory workers, and others with noise…

Xiao Chai Hu Tang is one of the most important formulas within the extensive offerings of Chinese herbal medicine.  As with many Chinese herbal medicine formulas it offers benefit for a broad range of issues when it is properly used according to the correct underlying diagnosis (see "how to choose …

Chinese Medicine is widely used for a broad range of physical organ/internal issues.  Many patients however are both not familiar with the options for more serious medical issues.  Additionally, it is at times confusing to patients when your practitioner describes your "liver" as being stagnant or…

Acupuncture is both a science and an art form and it doesn't always lend itself well to the controlled linear ways of western clinical trials.  While there are volumes of positive studies with acupuncture, a smaller number of those include acupuncture how it is actually practiced (see "What does ac…

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are often used for a wide range of immune based conditions including allergies, allergic rhinitis and sinusitis.  The goal of treatment within Chinese Medicine is not just symptomatic relief but resolution of the causal conditions leading to these issues.  Th…

If you are interested in general information about herbal medicine, styles of treatment and reasons for seeing an herbalist, the following information may be helpful. Why should I see an Herbalist? What styles of Herbal Medicine are practiced? What conditions can Herbal Medicine treat? What will …

While Chinese Medicine is considered “new” by many - and doctors, politicians, and insurance companies are coming around to these “new” techniques, we all know that Chinese Medicine is anything but “new.”  Nor is Chinese Medicine simply a set of techniques that can be taken at will and “integrated”…

To continue our foray into a better understanding of Chinese Medicine and its usefulness within our lives, this article will explore the five element system - or the "system of correspondences." This article is in many ways a proper follow up to our recent discussions of each of the main organ sys…

This is the fifth and final edition in my general introductory series to the five main organ systems (5 elements) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As we are heading into fall we are entering into the Lung phase of our body's seasonal cycle. Similar to previous articles on the Liver, Kidney…

This is a question I, as well as most acupuncturists, get asked frequently. Along with another very popular and related question, "Does Acupuncture Work?,” our days and conversations are filled with educating others about our medicine. To be an acupuncturist, you have to be an educator, this is a …

Well, it's that time again. The pollen streams are flowing, and so are your sinuses. As is the case with many acupuncturists, we see a great number of people for seasonal and year round allergies in our clinic. In fact, along with conditions such as pain, anxiety & depression, headaches & …

As an acupuncturist, I provide a fair amount of information and advice to my patients.  I make recommendations on lifestyle habits, dietary habits, forms of exercise, and more.  Some take these recommendations and run with it, and others - well - they may just remain immobile.  Either way, it's par…

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