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At this point there is a lot of unknowns about the proper direction treatment should head in covid-19 patients. A couple months ago I wrote in "Chinese Medicine Lifestyle And Herbal Approaches To The Coronavirus" about general TCM approaches that have been shown in cases to be helpful when properly…

The coronavirus is currently appearing in the US and has spread well throughout large parts of the world. As time has passed since the first cases in China, we are starting to see the viability and effectiveness of a variety of western and eastern treatment options. As with many diseases and imbala…

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…

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…

Statistically there is one person every 3 seconds, somewhere in the world, that develops dementia. There are currently around 50 million people world-wide which are in various stages of memory impairment and this number is currently expected to double every 20 years. There are, of course, a host of…

Lower back pain is very commonly treated with acupuncture and generally does extremely well.  Of the multitudes who seek out acupuncture for back pain, many have sciatic nerve pain which can be quite debilitating.  Often either through injury or direct wear and tear there is physical damage to the…

7-10 million people around the world are living with Parkinson's Disease with men being 1.5 times more likely to develop the condition than women.  This is more than all of the people with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis combined.  The symptoms are brought …

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…

Persistent vegetative states (or "unresponsive wakefulness syndrome") arise following brain damage leaving the patients in a state of partial arousal. While potential outcomes will vary depending on the causal factors, after 3-6 months chances for a complete recovery are considered low and genera…

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and a host of other techniques. The majority of TCM has numerous studies and thousands of years of clinical information showing positive effects on immunity and inflammation among many other issues. HIV/AIDS is by a…

Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbal Formulas have tremendous value for any number of conditions when properly applied. Clinically many of the functions of these formulas are well understood within their own domain. But scientific biochemical and functional analysis is often very useful to illumi…

For practitioners who are interested in the scientific analysis of "how" acupuncture works there are a number of interesting avenues to pursue. From a multitude of studies we know that acupuncture modulates areas in the brain which then over hours and days serve to initiate balancing changes in bo…

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 …

Moxibustion, the burning of the herb mugwort (ai ye) over certain acupuncture points/areas, can be extremely helpful for any number of conditions.  Most commonly it is used to resolve what we would call qi and blood stagnation in the west which could be loosely related to pain from issues such as …

There are literally volumes of studies regarding Tai Chi and the health benefits it offers.  So many, in fact, that it is somewhat tiring (but inspiring!) reading through them continually.  I've written previously on some of the basic health benefits of tai chi, and many other articles on health b…

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