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Summer, Fire, Joy, and Cooling Foods

The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for others as well as enthusiasm for new ideas and perhaps even an adventure. Summer is the season of the year that is most yang. High yang means heat, maximum activity,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 22, 2018

This Week Marks The One Year Anniversary Of Our Office

It has been 1 terrific year since Morgan Leavitt and I moved into our new offices at 815 W. Superior. We are happy and grateful for your support, and in return, we want to celebrate with you. We have sweets in the office and as a grander treat, through June 1st, anyone who comes in: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 25, 2018

Delicious Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting April Crowley a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health-Supportive Chef. Plus I got to eat several of these truly yummy chocolate coconut bars, so I asked April to share the recipe here. Try it out and let us know what you think Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars A dense,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 8, 2018

What Are Allergies And How Can Acupuncture Help?

Those with allergies suffer many unpleasant symptoms. Luckily, Chinese Medicine offers effective relief for Allergic Rhinitis. Including nasty symptoms like: itchy, red, watery eyes, digestive disturbances, itchy throat or skin, congestion, postnasal drip and sneezing. What Causes Allergies? Allergies are a great example of a misplaced immune response. Exposure to allergens elicits the release of IgE antibodies. IgE: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 20, 2018

The Road Not Taken

The Doctor is back! ~ Another thoughtful post from Dr. Linda Edelstein (otherwise known as mom) Many people have written about midlife, me included. My book ‘The Art of Midlife: Courage and Creative Living for Women’ was published in 1999. One of the most fascinating concepts came from psychologist Carl Jung.  Jung talked about the: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 4, 2018

A Sweet Dog Needs A Home in Chicago

This is not something I usually post about but I am an animal lover, plus it is the year of the dog. It has been brought to my attention that a very loving, adorable dog named Mark is looking for his forever home! He loves walking outside, cuddling and playing with his foster dog sister. If: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 2, 2018

Adaptation, Spring, and the Wood Element in Chinese Medicine

Living in harmony with the seasons is one key component to health in Chinese Medicine. Our world is forever changing and, to be at our best, we must continually adapt to these changes and “go with the flow”. Therefore, as the seasons change, we must change as well. In Chicago, we have almost survived the: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 28, 2018

It's The Year Of The Earth Dog

February 16th begins the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. We leave behind the Year of the Fire Rooster and enter the Year of the Dog. As you may know, each new year is marked by the characteristics of one of the 12 zodiac animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 15, 2018

Introducing Celluma: LED Therapy That Treats Acne, Wrinkles and Pain

I’m very excited to offer treatments using Celluma, an FDA approved medical device that uses low-level light therapy for pain relief, acne and wrinkles. *A price list is included at the bottom of this post. Celluma Is Cleared By The FDA For The Treatments Of: Wrinkles Acne Diminished Local Blood Circulation Muscle and Joint Stiffness: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 17, 2018

3 Great Reasons To Get Acupuncture This Winter

1) Reduce stress – This is a winter that could stress anyone and we all know that stress has a negative impact on our minds and bodies. Acupuncture reduces stress quickly and safely. According to Chinese Medicine stress causes your energy to stagnate, just think about how tense you feel when you’re stressed out. Acupuncture encourages your: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 9, 2018
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