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While far from a universal application, the Chinese Herbal Formula liu wei di huang wan plays an important role for aiding a range of pre and post menopausal issues in many patients. Estrogen deficiency, post-menopause, forms the backgroup of most of the common issues a woman may experience such as…

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…

Researchers from China recently conducted a meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled clinical trials involving 1327 patients and concluded that "acupuncture is effective for CRF [chemotherapy related fatigue] management and should be recommended as a beneficial alternative therapy for CRF patients…

Both published research and general observations have shown numerous health benefits of drinking tea in general, and green tea in particular.  Many of these are covered in a previous article "the health benefits of drinking tea".  Of interest today is the anti-cancer properties of green tea, with …

Cancer rates are on the rise globally, due in part to the fact that people are living longer, but there are also a multitude of risk factors in our modern times. For women, breast cancer is a serious risk accounting for nearly a quarter of all cancers. While breast cancer is often treatable with …

Perimenopause is the transition that women go through on their way to menopause - the cessation of menstruation and fertility.   This transition can be a multi-year or even decade or longer process with the average being 4 years.  Some women will experience minimal symptoms and others can have yea…

There are many acupuncture techniques and herbal formulas within Chinese Medicine that are used in the complementary care of cancer. The upside and the downside of western chemotherapy treatment is the strength of it. Many patients have issues after their chemo treatment (fatigue, neuropathy, diges…

We have all heard the multitude of reasons to improve our diets. Very important texts such as the China Study and the Blue Zones (and many others), have highlighted all of the reasons why in great detail. There is a real benefit to eating a whole foods diet with a concentration on increasing veget…

The information below pertains to the Tong Ren Therapy system developed by Tom Tam, a prominent Boston area acupuncturist and healer. The system is used within our "Guinea Pig" Healing Classes which are now located in many parts of the world. Tong Ren Therapy has proven helpful in a wide range of c…

There are a host of herbal formulas that show anti tumor properties for various cancers in clinical studies.  Chinese researchers publishing in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology recently conducted a study looking at the effect of Shu Gan Liang Xue Formula on breast cancer tumors - particularly estro…

Chinese Herbal Medicine is widely used both as an adjunctive therapy or even in lieu of western treatments for various cancers.  Many of the components of herbal medicine have been studied extensively including some studies on traditional formulas yet strong studies on which formulas, herbs and d…

A recent study published in the biological and pharmaceutical bulletin analyzed the neuroprotective effects of leonurine (yi mu cao, chinese motherwort, herba leonuri) on brain damage from a stroke (in rats). Rsearchers from the department of pharmacology at Fudan University treated rats with leo…

Tong Ren Therapy utilizes a number of tools, such as the magnetic hammer, laser beams, etc.  The following article, a reprint from Master Tam, covers all of the Tong Ren Therapy treatment methods in detail.  Tong Ren Definition History of Tong Ren Tong Ren Technique Magnetic Hammer Laser Beam Pin…

I am reprinting the following article from Master Tam regarding the use of Tong Ren Therapy for Cancer. In addition to the basic theories this article presents the "disking" practice which has increased the response rate in cancer patients as well as those with other conditions. Tong Ren healing is…

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