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Archives: September 2010

How to tell if you're happy...

My sister and I You Have A Sister !  “People with at least one female sibling report better social support, more optimism, and better coping abilities, according to a study presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference. Sisters appear to encourage communication and cohesion in families.“ Love it ! This morning, my sister forwarded: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 30, 2010

The Challenge Is To Change Ourselves

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”  Viktor E. Frankl

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 29, 2010

Chinese Medicine Is Not Just For Grown Ups

Children can benefit from both acupuncture and herbs. If your child is afraid of the needles there are other ways to stimulate points and the herbal remedies can be a healthy option. Last year a good friend of mine did a guest post on herbal alternatives for children. and just recently I published a post: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 27, 2010

New Study Shows Acupuncture Maybe A Potent Treatment For Depression

Many of the studies about acupuncture’s effectiveness come from Western medicine researchers trying to understand Traditional Chinese Medicine (an Eastern philosophy and practice) in terms of Western science. Here is another one, and this one has implications for the treatment of depression. In this study, conducted at the University of New South Wales, healthy patients: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 26, 2010

Cupping Is A Popular Trend In Hollywood

Cupping fans continue to pop up all over Hollywood. Gwyneth Paltrow , Victoria Beckham and now Denise Richards have all shown off their tell tale marks. Last month the U.K. paper The Daily Mail published photos of Denise in Malibu, wearing a strapless maxi dress and cupping marks on her back. She gave the camera: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 23, 2010

Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice......

Cinnamon, Gui Zhi, is one of the oldest spices around and it is mentioned frequently in the Bible as an ingredient for making holy anointed oil. even earlier, cinnamon received much attention in China. It is mentioned in one of the earliest books (approximately 2,700 B.C.) about Chinese botanical medicine. Today, the cinnamon twig is: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 20, 2010

"Water With No Ice, Please"

For years, I have recommended drinking plenty of water – but “no ice”.  I always do this, strongly advise my patients to do the same and have successfully converted my family. Whenever we are eating out, we all look up at the waiter and ask, “Water With No Ice, Please.”  I’m surprised that many people: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 17, 2010

A Fabulous Fungus ~ Cordyceps

Last month I wrote about a heist in Vancouver, Canada of a Chinese Herbal store. One of the expensive items stolen was the well known Chinese cure all cordyceps. Many of you may ask what is so special about this fungus ? Well here is Cathy with an answer for you. From pacherbs By Cathy: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 15, 2010

“Old age ain’t for sissies.” – Bette Davis 

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 14, 2010

Ancient Chinese Medicine May Help Chemotherapy Patients

Yale University and a company called PhytoCeutica, Inc.,  recently published a study that has great potential for people who are undergoing chemotherapy. The researcher made a drug from boiling peony root, licorice root, red dates and skullcap root, all Traditional Chinese Medicine remedies that help the gastro-intestinal tract, especially when you are suffering from diarrhea,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 13, 2010
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