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by Abby Stewart, LMT   Most likely, either you or someone you know has dealt with periods of low back pain that limits their activity level and emotional well-being. Low back pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions in contemporary society worldwide; it is estimated that upwards…

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 …

Chattanooga has become one of the country’s top outdoor destinations, attracting hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, rock climbers, and other active outdoor enthusiasts. With over a hundred miles of recreational trails, protected woodlands, and the Tennessee River cutting through its downtown, …

Qi Gong (also "qigong", "chi gong") is a name for any number of health exercise routines from the eastern traditions. There are literally hundreds of forms, some are entirely static in that you are functionally doing standing meditation along with some basic arm movements, some are quite dynamic mo…

For men comes one of the more directly named syndromes in western medicine, PADAM (or partial androgen deficiency of the aging male). Also known as "male menopause", PADAM is an indicator for an important set of issues which may arise as men age. Generally involving low testosterone (also mentione…

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…

Tai Chi is shown repeatedly in clinical studies and in real world examples to produce a broad array of health benefits in participants.  Researchers from the University of Missouri recently conducted a small pilot study evaluating these benefits in women who had recently had treatment for cancer. F…

As we have previously written about, Tai Chi has an impressive array of health benefits and continues to be studied extensively. One important benefit of Tai Chi is how it helps to build leg strength and promote balance. With falls being a significant factor for health issues within seniors, anyt…

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…

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