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Archives: November 2015

5 Cold Prevention & Treatment Tips

During the last couple of months, I have had so many people coming into my Chicago acupuncture office complaining of colds and sinus infections, that I thought I’d post some great tips on how to avoid and treat the common cold as well as other respiratory problems. Huang qi/Astragalus – I have written about this: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 30, 2015

6 Tips For Beating The Holiday Blues

This post was written by my mother, Dr. Linda Edelstein, who has been a Psychologist for over 30 years! She’s got some great suggestions. Yes, let’s be thankful today and jolly next month, but the reality is that holidays are difficult for many people for different reasons. We know that SAD (seasonal affective disorder occurring: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 26, 2015

Black Friday Protest

The Doctor is in, more good advice from my mom,. Dr. Linda Edelstein. Read this BEFORE you begin your holiday shopping! I’ve been invited back to my favorite blog to talk about simplifying your life. The timing for this topic is perfect. We are entering a month long spree that ought to be named, “Adding: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 25, 2015

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

In Honor of Thanksgiving: 4 Health Benefits of Cranberries

Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away and cranberries are a staple of many traditional Thanksgiving feasts. For as long as I can remember, we have had a terrific cranberry bread that has become one expectation of my day. That’s wonderful, but I hope this post convinces you to indulge in cranberries year round: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 9, 2015

3 Amazing Historical Facts About Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine is an ancient science that many people find mysterious. I was drawn to practice this amazing medicine because it is endlessly fascinating and it has given me skills that help others. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge so here are three fun historical facts about Chinese medicine and acupuncture. 1) The first acupuncture: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 5, 2015