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Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments for Genital Herpes

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An infection derived from the herpes simplex virus, genital herpes is an acute inflammatory disease that nowadays has become quite common due to the ease this disease can be transmitted. This infection is considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that has been infecting more and more people each year. In the United States, there are about 500,000 new cases of this disease each year and there are about 40 million people who are believed to … Continue reading

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November 26th, 2015 at 9:24 pm

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The Liver Organ System as Seen by Traditional Chinese Medicine

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The function of the liver in Western medicine is to manufacture and produce bile. Bile is important for the detoxification of blood and the breaking down of fat. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), however, the liver has functions that are quite different from that described by Western medicine. In TCM, this organ’s responsibilities include the control of the circulatory system, the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that govern actions that the … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

November 10th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

The importance of Integrating Acupuncture Into Drug Addiction Therapy

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In the United States, alternative medicine is a growing billion-dollar industry. In 1990, Americans spent about more than 10 billion dollars out of their own pocket money on alternative modes of treatment compared to more than 12 billion dollars on hospitalizations based on a research gathered by The New England Journal of Medicine in 1993. Interestingly, the research also revealed that Americans made less visits to primary care doctors (388 million) than they did alternative … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

November 10th, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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