Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Immune System, Fall Season, and Wei Qi

In the beginning of Fall, I am always looking for ways to improve my immune system. One of the ways that is done is through our Wei Qi! (“Way Chi” pronunciation in English). What is Wei Qi In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Wei Qi, also known as defensive energy, is considered a vital force that …

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Bell’s Palsy at a Glance

So what’s this condition called Bell’s palsy? Well it’s a neurological disease in which there is damage of the facial nerve (known as Cranial Nerve #7 to us health geeks), causing you the inability to smile, wink, whistle, or even close your eyelid on one side of your face. It’s no fun to wake up to …

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Acupuncture for Asthma and the Respiratory System

Acupuncture, TCM, and Asthma – Asthma is characterized by inflammation and constriction of the airways of the lungs. This can cause difficulty breathing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma is usually triggered by some type of allergen, such as animal hair, dust, mold, and pollen. You may recognize seeing an individual with an inhaler when …

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Acupuncture for Anxiety

Anxiety Disorder At A Glance Updated May 25th, 2015 Anxiety occurs when the body and mind reacts with more apprehension. Symptoms of anxiety include irritability, feelings of fear, worry, slight shakiness, heart palpitations (when you can feel your heart beat), headache, easiness to being startled, muscle tension, nausea, and a frequent need to urinate. Causes …

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Acupuncture for Insomnia

A Very Common Sleep Disorder So you’re having trouble going to sleep? Is it affecting your work? Your marriage? Your schooling? Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.  From my clinical perspective it can be a little tricky to treat, mainly because there has to be a fine understanding of the …

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What is Inflammation? Acupuncture for Inflammatory Response

Update May 26th, 2015 Stupid Pain. Stupid Inflammation. There has probably been multiple times in your life when you’ve smacked your toe or bumped your head to see the area become a slightly red, painful, and swollen. Maybe you may have been diagnosed with osteo or rheumatoid arthritis and you’re experiencing painful swollen joints? In all …

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Chinese Medicine: The Five Elements

Chinese Medicine at a Glance When people think of acupuncture usually two thoughts come to mind, one being how does it work, and the other being  the idea of using points on the skin to stimulate functions in the body. Well if you haven’t studied acupuncture, you may not even fathom some of the concepts …

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