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

Friday, January 16, 2015

How Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help

If you are receiving fertility treatments or concerned about your ability to get pregnant, consider including a natural, complementary practice thousands of years old: acupuncture.
From an Eastern perspective, acupuncture helps your body get back to a balanced state to prepare for conception. From a Western perspective, we don’t know why it works, but we see that it does.
In a study of 225 women by researchers at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Dortmund, Germany, acupuncture was combined with conventional fertility treatments. This addition of acupuncture led to a pregnancy rate of 28.4 percent – compared to a pregnancy rate of 13.8 percent among the women who used conventional treatments alone.

How acupuncture works

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into certain locations on the body. In traditional Chinese medicine, the energy force of “chi” or “qi” is believed to flow through certain pathways in the body, called “meridians.” Acupuncture is thought to help balance the chi. There are a few scientific theories explaining chi energy and meridians , but none have been scientifically proven. Nonetheless, acupuncture has been established as a beneficial practice for many people.
Researchers have determined some of the underlying mechanism of how acupuncture works. It stimulates the release of endorphins, which reduce pain and produce a sense of well-being. Acupuncture also increases blood flow to the area, which can promote healing and improve organ function. Acupuncture also helps to reduce inflammation.

How it fits in with different fertility treatments

Women trying different fertility methods may include acupuncture. I treat some women whose approach is to try to get pregnant without taking hormones or undergoing invasive medical procedures. Other women come for acupuncture as they are undergoing a lengthy process of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
While most fertility specialists won’t treat patients unless they’ve tried unsuccessfully to conceive for six months to a year, a woman can start seeing an acupuncturist long before she hopes to get pregnant — especially if she has any fertility concerns.
Seeing an acupuncturist sooner rather than later allows for your health to be assessed over a couple of menstrual cycles. Women can start acupuncture treatment a few months before IUI (intrauterine insemination) or IVF. In general, I encourage patients to come in at least a few months before they hope to conceive.

About the needles

If you’re afraid of needles, don’t let that stop you from looking into acupuncture. The needles are quite small and thin and needling is only one small part of treatment. We also talk about the emotional roller coaster of infertility and possible influencing factors, including stress, nutrition, exercise and what’s going on in a patient’s life.
Having patience is important. Acupuncture treatment has a cumulative effect, and you have to be willing to go through the process and give your body time to respond. That’s why starting sooner helps; it gives your acupuncturist time to make treatment adjustments that allow it to work best.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Edible Nourishment

Meal Plan Program

TRANSFORM YOUR BODY, CREATE VIBRANT HEALTH, ENJOY EVERY MORSEL OF NOURISHMENT YOU FEED YOURSELF

Are you fed up with feeling sick, tired, and in pain?

Do you experience bloating, gas, or indigestion on a daily basis?
Do you feel exhausted, unable to focus, or muster the energy to get on with your day?
Do you have a pit in your stomach, feel anxious, or are irritable & on edge regularly?
Do you feel like you catch every cold or flu that crosses your path?

Have you tried all the diets out there to discover that you feel better for a short period of time, but eventually ALL of your symptoms come back again?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Food Cures is an ancient healing nutrition modality which looks at the person as a whole to find the root of their symptoms.
Each and every food has it’s own unique healing properties and when combined in a particular way can be powerful at regenerating health.

Did you know TCM Food Cures takes YOUR BODY and YOUR SYMPTOMS into full consideration and then offers a DESIGNER MEAL PLAN simply for you?

I have created modern meals that are delicious, quick, and easy to make.   All of the recipes have GLUTEN FREE options and there are many VEGETARIAN dishes as well.  I can’t wait for you to try them yourself!
Click below to find your TCM syndrome and specific meal plan tailored to you.
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Fu Zheng therapy

Medical researchers in China found that Fu Zheng therapy (or Fu Zhen therapy) helped to protect the immune system from damage resulting from chemotherapy or radiation. This, in turn, helped to increase cancer survival rates. Fu Zheng therapy also helps to control pain, improve overall quality of life and has, in some cases, stopped the spread of cancer within the body.
Here are some of the key Chinese herbs used in Fu Zheng therapy:
  • Astragalus is noted for its immune-building effects.

  • Atractylodes increases white blood cells.

  • Codonopsis enhances the growth of red blood cells, assists in T-cell formation, and increases the level of antibodies in the blood.

  • Ganoderma strengthens T-cell and macrophage function (both are types of white blood cell).

  • Ginseng may be responsible for killing cancer cells.

  • Ligustrum is used in cases of rapid deterioration of the body.

According to several studies carried out in China, Western cancer therapies prove to be more effective when used in conjunction with Fu Zheng therapy.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chinese Medicine

PRACTITIONER RESOURCES

PRACTITIONER RESOURCES

Here are a handful of resources I’ve developed that may be of use to medical practitioners in the clinic. Some are specifically for practitioners of Chinese medicine, others for healers in general. My emphasis (since I made these for myself) was on condensing information into something I could scan very quickly while developing a treatment.