Friday, October 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Phlegm-Heat Chinese Medicine

As discussed for Damp-Heat, in Phlegm-Heat, the primary aspect is the Phlegm rather than the Heat.  It is Phlegm that is hot rather than the Heat having Phlegm.  In a similar way as we said for Damp-Heat, a better name would be “Hot Phlegm” rather than “Phlegm-Heat”.  This has important implications in treatment as this should be aimed at resolving Phlegm primarily and clearing Heat secondarily.
Interestingly, the Chinese character for Phlegm ( 痰 ) is based on the radical for “disease” and that for “Fire” (twice). This would seem to imply that Phlegm derives from Heat: indeed, in many cases it does but we should remember that Phlegm is also frequently combined with Cold.READ ON

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome a TCM Perspective
The most common diagnosis for PCOS is kidney yang deficiency failing to transform with dampness and phlegm accumulation and possible qi and blood stagnation. Treatment principle is to tonify kidney qi, warm kidney yang, and transform dampness and phlegm, and if indicated, move qi and blood. Treatment can be modified to address what pattern is most prevalent and treatment should be adjusted as indicated by the patient's condition

Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

Lose Weight Fast: An Amazing New Technique!

Whether we gain, lose or maintain body weight is mainly dependent upon three things: the number of calories required for maintaining life (our metabolism), calories burned through activity, and calories consumed.  The body also uses energy to process food, but this energy factor is difficult to change     

Gu Syndrome

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain, trial shows
Dr Michael Ben-Meir says acupuncture seems to provide effective pain relief. Photo: Ken Irwin

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Herpes

How Chinese Medicine Treats Herpes