Spleen Qi Deficiency

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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…

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…

Our body needs to keep a strong balance between helpful antioxidants, such as those found in plant based whole foods diets, and free radicals which have far more potential for damage. The body experiences "oxidative stress" when the balance of antioxidant activity is too low in relation to the acti…

The process of treating cancer can leave the patient exhausted on nearly every possible level. Even when treatments are effective, the patient may be left with considerable fatigue for months to years after remission. While there are a host of treatments within Chinese Medicine for cancer itself, a…

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…

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…

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…

Chinese Medicine is as much an art as it is a science. One of the strongest values of Chinese Medicine is how a practitioner can look deeply into each patient and find the causal factors driving their illnesses and tailor a treatment directly to them. There is an intuitive part to this, an artis…

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, …

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 …

Chinese Medicine, both acupuncture and herbal medicine, is used for a wide range of vision issues as well as metabolic/endocrine issues such as diabetes. Commonly treated vision issues range from more mild conditions such as night blindness and range up through potentially complicated issues such …

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…

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…

As we often mention on this website, Chinese Medicine treats "patterns" not individual symptoms/conditions.  A very common set of diagnostic patterns to have, particularly in westerners, is liver qi stagnation combined with spleen qi deficiency ("LSSD" in this study).  Symptoms-wise this often aris…

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