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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 …

Many of the acupuncture studies that are performed work in a way where certain points are stimulated then through blood draws, tissue samples, MRI, etc. the researchers look for internal changes that verify the function of the points or treatment as a whole. Recently a team of researchers from the …

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…

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, …

Many digestive issues including Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn's are commonly treated with Chinese Medicine.  The process may take anywhere from a few months to a year or more to resolve these issues completely .  Generally a combination of techniques including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medi…

Below you will find commonly used acupressure points located on the arms and hands.  Acupressure on the arm and hand points aids a number of conditions including headaches, nausea, breathing problems, sinus issues, stress, anxiety and more.  For acupressure points on other parts of the body, or for…

Below you will find commonly used acupressure points located on the chest and abdomen.  Chest and abdomen points are helpful for a range of conditions including fatigue, breathing problems, digestive issues, anxiety and other emotional imbalances and more.  For acupressure points on other parts of …

Chinese researchers publishing in the "Lipids in health and disease" journal conducted a study exploring the effects of Fructus Schisandra Chinensis (Wu Wei Zi, in TCM Herbology) on lipid metabolism and glucose levels using a mice model. Within Chinese Medicine herbs are most often used in carefull…

Ulcerative colitis is a condition involving chronic inflammation of the bowels leading to rectal bleeding along with pain and/or urgency among other symptoms.  It is thought to have at its basis an immune response possibly to a virus or bacterium that the body feels is not cleared or it may derive …

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that often leads to diarrhea or other symptoms.  It generally follows a pattern of flare-ups and remittance and is a common reason for a visit to an acupuncturist.  Moxibustion is a technique used within Chinese Medicine to promote circulation, red…

This the fourth edition in my general introduction to the meridian/organ systems in Chinese Medicine will focus on the Stomach and Spleen meridians. As we have discussed in previous articles on the Liver, Kidney, and Heart systems, Chinese Medicine uses meridians named after and related to our p…

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…

The first in a series demystifying Chinese Medicine Theory     for Patients and the General Public Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses a variety of unique terminology to diagnose and treat a broad range of health issues. In this series of articles I am going to discuss some of the more commo…

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