Blood Stagnation

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Red yeast rice, known as "hong qu" in Chinese Medicine, is a very commonly used herb to aid in lowering cholesterol levels. Besides cholesterol levels, studies on hong qu are seeing a range of positive effects on inflammation/autoimmune activity, diabetes, and other related conditions. Red yeast ri…

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…

by Abby Stewart, LMT High blood pressure (HBP) is becoming an increasingly prevalent condition currently affecting over a third of Americans. High or elevated blood pressure can damage the body for years before symptoms manifest and is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” due to its associa…

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…

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 …

Chinese Medicine offers a number of options to help alleviate depression.  There are studies and clinical evidence showing both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are often helpful when used appropriately.  From a Chinese Medicine perspective there are many underlying diagnoses (i.e. sets of …

Acupuncture with or without herbal medicine is often used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or an "enlarged prostate"). BPH is an incredibly common condition with about 50% of all men in their 50's having symptoms and around 90% of men over 80. While symptoms will vary in se…

Chinese Medicine is used for a wide range of cardiovascular issues including hypertension, high cholesterol and others that are increasingly common in modern times.  Cardiac fibrosis, about which we will discuss today, is an abnormal thickening of the heart valves.  Cardiac fibrosis can be both a …

Fibromyalgia can be a difficult disease both to identify and to treat from the western medical perspective.  Literally every single fibromyalgia patient I’ve ever seen had gone for months, sometimes years before being diagnosed.  It is sadly not too uncommon that more than a few have even been told…

A common question among patients of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is "How many treatments will I need?". The answer depends greatly on the condition being treated, the relative skill level of practitioner and the overall health of the patient. In general, a precise prognosis is only possible aft…

This exploration of the heart system is the third in a series demystifying Chinese Medicine Theory for Patients and the General Public. As we learned previously in the Liver and Kidney system articles, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides us with unique and illustrative ways of looking at ou…

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