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Chinese Medicine provides for a broad range of potential applications within the realm of cancer, both in conjunction with western approaches or entirely on its own.  In cases, Chinese Medicine can be a good balancing point to western medicine, so to speak, as on average it is well tolerated and do…

Crohn's disease is one of a number of inflammatory bowel diseases. Generally symptoms involve inflammation modulated abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss and malnutrition. The prevalence of the condition is higher in smokers and in those who overuse NSAID's and/or antibiotics, but this range of co…

According to the text, "Micronutrients: Metabolic Tuning - Prevention - Therapy", magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is essential to our health. It is required for over 300 essential metabolic reactions in the human body such as an energy production, cardiovascular …

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very commonly treated condition within Chinese Medicine. It along with a host of other digestive issues tend to respond quite well to acupuncture, herbal medicine, and as this study indicates techniques such as moxibustion. As IBS can be quite debilitating and…

Acupuncture is used for an extremely wide range of conditions, but in some ways the most important ones are those of a more preventative nature than those involving a last ditch effort.  Paying attention to your colon health through analyzing bowel movements, among other signs, is one such area th…

One of the most common questions we get is what Chinese herbal formula is used to treat "insert any condition/symptom/western diagnosis".  There is a common assumption that herbal formulas are chosen and then used in the same way Western pharmaceuticals are.  That is largely misleading.  Herbal fo…

Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal, and food therapy, can help with several aspects that are important to successful weight loss.  Acupuncture will not melt off fat and in many cases will have little to no effect if other factors, particularly stress and diet, are not also addressed. …

According to the World Health Organization the global rates of diabetes have risen in the last 30 years by approximately 300 million cases.  Currently there are over 400 million cases of type II diabetes globally.  People who are clinically obese, a strong contributing factor to type II diabetes, …

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is estimated to be experienced in various forms by 1.5 million people in the US about 3.5 million people elsewhere in the world.  Far more common in women than men and the condition more commonly affects African Americans and Asians.  It is an autoimmu…

The beneficial effects of acupuncture on improving outcomes during western chemo cancer treatments have been well established in both clinical outcomes and in research studies. The reductions in nausea and/or vomiting from chemo are very beneficial not just from an obvious viewpoint, but many time…

Before we get into details the crux of this article can be summed up in one statement...  Chinese Medicine treats patterns of illness that can contain any number of symptoms/western conditions whereas generally western medicine is symptomatic/condition based.  This is an important distinction to ha…

The second in a series demystifying Chinese Medicine Theory for Patients and the General Public Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides us with unique and illustrative ways of looking at our health and relationships between ourselves, others, and our environment. This series of articles is par…

Worldwide there are an estimated 4 million people living with Parkinson's disease. Here in the US, approximately 50,000 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year. First described by Dr. James Parkinson in 1817 as the "shaking palsy", Parkinson's has likely been around much long…

Not getting enough sleep? This is a common problem in many parts of the world, perhaps more so in western developed countries where overwork and lack of rest are often seen as the way to obtain success in your career. Many are aware, at least at a gut level, that poor sleep and lack of sleep are…

I write often about dietary change and the health benefits of improving this arena of our lives. I write about it often not because the subject is overly complex, just that it is difficult for people to change habits. For some eating is just what they do at certain times of the day or when they …

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