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TCM And The Lung

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In Chinese medicine, the task of the Lung is to serve as a boundary between the outer and inner world. The internal environment has to be shielded by a clear boundary that both defines and defends the individual. Waste materials can be excreted and essential materials can be taken in across this boundary. Oxygen is the most obvious and important material that the Lung takes in; but as we shall see, in Chinese medicine, the … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 30th, 2019 at 2:28 am

Beyond Chinese Herbal Medicine And Acupuncture

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I’d like to discuss the spiritual aspect of the practice of medicine and how it relates to Chinese medical gynecology since so many of our patients come to gynecology through fertility, and fertility issues are very, very difficult and stressful for many patients. While working in a Western fertility clinic, what I see are these repeated attempts to get pregnant and the repeated losses of pregnancy or no implantation.

There’s so much that affects the … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 30th, 2019 at 2:20 am

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Chinese Medicine And Taoist Philosophy

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Chinese Medicine is founded on the ancient philosophy of Taoism which believes that a part can only be understood in its association with the whole. This holistic approach, in which an individual who’s living in harmony with nature enjoys spiritual, physical, and mental balance, is the basis of Chinese Medicine. The entire psychological and physiological aspects of a person are all factored into the diagnosis when a person develops an imbalance. The goal of Chinese … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 23rd, 2019 at 12:45 pm

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Chinese Medicine Music Therapy

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Empowering, energizing, relaxing, cathartic, rejuvenating, romantic: human beings have been touched by the emotional chords of music for thousands of years. The doctors in ancient China have formulated a systematic way of integrating musical notes into the art of healing.

The Nei Jing or Yellow Emperor’s classic of medicine was the first document to refer to music as a form of therapy about 2500 years ago. A component of the five-element theory, Chinese music therapy … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 23rd, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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Chinese Medicine Prescription For Hemorrhoids

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This topic will deal with Chinese medicine treatment for hemorrhoids. Let me begin by asking what causes hemorrhoids in the first place?

The common reasons for hemorrhoids include:

  • Hard stools that scratch the skin
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Hard and rough toilet paper
  • Inadvertent scratch during cleansing or washing of the anus
  • Reckless sexual activity

After making a scratch on the anus, why does the scratch not heal?

  1. It may be because of poor hygiene. You
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Written by Valerie

April 16th, 2019 at 10:09 am

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Chinese Medicine Microbiome: The Digestive System

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As a health practitioner, I talk to patients all the time about digestion and find myself sharing with them one principle over and over again and that’s what I wanted to share with you.

This article is designed to help you understand the gut from a Chinese medicine perspective and my huge tip at the end will help you regulate your digestion and give you more energy. Now understand that you can eat the best … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 16th, 2019 at 10:00 am

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Boost Creativity And Productivity With These Few Simple Feng Shui Tips

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Literally meaning “wind” and “water,” Feng Shui is the traditional Chinese art of living that has been utilized by a growing number of people in other countries in their offices and homes. According to Feng Shui principles, people can tap into chi or natural energies for better chance of harmony, prosperity, health, and success in their lives.

Suggestions For Your Office

To enhance your workplace, there are a few time tested basic tips that you … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 9th, 2019 at 9:34 am

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Chi Kung Simply Explained

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What is Chi-Kung?

Chi-Kung more commonly known as Qi Gong is an age-old Chinese system of exercises, postures, meditations,and breathing techniques. Its methods are meant to bolster and improve the energy or chi of the body. Chi, from the standpoint of Chinese Taoist philosophy, is the basic life energy responsible for vitality and health of a person.

Believed to be five to seven millennia old, Chi-Kung was passed down in secrecy from teachers and monks … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 9th, 2019 at 9:29 am

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