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Category: Chinese Herbal Medicine

Healthy Herbal Coolers To Quench Your Thirst This Summer

Here in Chicago it is thrilling to finally have some warmer weather! In this post Cathy Margolin shares two great recipes for cooling drinks, which are much healthier than your average sports drink or lemonade. From Pacific Herbs By Cathy Margolin Summertime is upon us and it’s heating up out there. Forget the lemonade and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 6, 2017

Milk Thistle is Perfect for Spring Cleaning (Your Body)

Spring is a perfect time for cleaning your home as well as your body. Most of us are exposed to damaging substances on a daily basis, such as alcohol, medications, pesticides, and environmental toxins. Milk thistle encourages the liver to cleanse itself and can protect it from the intake of toxins. Several scientific studies suggest that: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 18, 2017

3 Great Ways To Improve Your Health And Your Love Life

Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Flower vendors, candy manufacturers and jewelry stores are all bombarding us with ideas about ways to show our love. In Chinese Medicine, one way to insure a good love life is to have plentiful kidney qi. For thousands of years, the Chinese medical practitioners have known that an abundance of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 3, 2017

A Beginner's Guide To Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can treat many health issues. While Chinese Medicine is well known for pain relief, there is so much more it can do. Improved fertility, digestive disorders, allergies/sinus infections and stress relief, are just a few of the problems that can be addressed with Chinese Medicine. Let me go over some basics. Chinese: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 19, 2016

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 September 26, 2016

The Wonderful Chinese Herb Huang qi (also known as Astragalus)

Huang qi (Astragalus) is one of the most important and commonly used  herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Astragalus is actually a genus of plant with over 2000 species. Its name,”Huang qi” means “yellow leader” it is a long yellow tap root with many uses. Well known in China for it’s ability to boost immunity. This makes it: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 11, 2016

Painful Intercourse May Be Due To Vulvodynia

Sexual intercourse is painful for some women, and one cause of the discomfort is due to a condition called Vulvodynia (vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh). You aren’t alone if you haven’t heard of it; many M.D.s and other healthcare providers have not heard of this condition, either. Also those who experience it often don’t know that acupuncture and Chinese: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 14, 2016

Chinese Medicine Basics; Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxabustion and Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic healing system that has been in use for thousands of years. TCM is still commonly used today in clinics and hospitals throughout China and most of Asia. The techniques of Chinese Medicine, were developed with the principle that the best medicine encourages the body’s own healing abilities. Using: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 3, 2016

4 Tips To Boost Your Kidney Qi For Valentine's Day!

  Valentine’s Day is here! I’ll bet you didn’t know that the Chinese Medicine secret to a good love life is having strong Kidney Qi. In Western medicine, the Kidneys are only seen as mechanical organs that perform the important functions of removing waste products and regulating fluid levels in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 13, 2016

Special Periscope For The Chinese New Year!

Tune in to Periscope at noon tomorrow 2/8/16 as I and fellow Chinese Medicine experts, Lynn Palmgren, Kirsten Cowan and Denise Cicuto will each do a short scope (live streaming, interactive video) in succession for the Chinese New Year. Don’t know what periscope is? Learn about it here. I plan to fill you in on some exciting: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 7, 2016
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