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Rheumatoid Arthritis alone can be an incredibly difficult condition to live with. Unfortunately the underlying processes contributing to RA and the systemic effects of having RA may also lead to the development of a host of other conditions and issues. For example, women with RA are 40% more likely…

While far from a universal application, the Chinese Herbal Formula liu wei di huang wan plays an important role for aiding a range of pre and post menopausal issues in many patients. Estrogen deficiency, post-menopause, forms the backgroup of most of the common issues a woman may experience such as…

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…

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…

Researchers from China recently conducted a meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled clinical trials involving 1327 patients and concluded that "acupuncture is effective for CRF [chemotherapy related fatigue] management and should be recommended as a beneficial alternative therapy for CRF patients…

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…

There are many diagnostic signs that are explored within Chinese Medicine when forming a diagnosis and treatment plan.  Two of the most important are pulse diagnosis and tongue diagnosis.  With tongue diagnosis we are looking at changes that your body describes by altering the body color, coating …

Chinese Medicine is widely used for a broad range of physical organ/internal issues.  Many patients however are both not familiar with the options for more serious medical issues.  Additionally, it is at times confusing to patients when your practitioner describes your "liver" as being stagnant or…

Perimenopause is the transition that women go through on their way to menopause - the cessation of menstruation and fertility.   This transition can be a multi-year or even decade or longer process with the average being 4 years.  Some women will experience minimal symptoms and others can have yea…

A question very often asked of acupuncturists is, "How Does Acupuncture Work?".  The truthful answer is that outside of our own theoretical framework (which is 1000's of years strong - explored in "What Does Acupuncture Treat?"), we don't really know how it works in western terms. What we are comi…

Encephalomyelitis is a general term for a number of conditions arising from inflammation in the brain and/or spinal cord.  Most notably these are multiple sclerosis (MS - "encephalomyelitis disseminata), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS - myalgic encephalomyelitis), along with many others.  The more w…

Similar to large numbers of people being told they have low vitamin D in recent years, there appears to be a similar increase in men being told that they have low testosterone.  For better or worse many cultures, ours included, often seem more concerned with finding a way to increase testosterone (…

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…

This is the fifth and final edition in my general introductory series to the five main organ systems (5 elements) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As we are heading into fall we are entering into the Lung phase of our body's seasonal cycle. Similar to previous articles on the Liver, Kidney…

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