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Category: Chinese Herbal Medicine

Sweet 16 And A Beautiful New Office Space

As some of you already know, in May I opened a beautiful new office with my friend and colleague Morgan Leavitt, a licensed clinical massage therapist. We found a perfect space at 815 W. Superior street. It is a storefront that is not far from our former address and very close to Chicago avenue and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 11, 2017

Chinese Herbs for Treatment of Psychosis: The Evidence

As the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine moves toward evidence based medicine, rigorous studies are essential, and it looks like another good research study has recently been reported. In China, many conditions are treated with herbal medicines. It is common to have an extensive herbal pharmacy in the hospital. A team of investigators from Shanghai: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 12, 2017

The New Illinois Acupuncture Practice Act Has Passed

The new Illinois Acupuncture practice act has greatly expanded our scope of practice and will help our professional growth in Illinois. It also includes the fact that we must find a comprise with physical therapists on ‘dry needling’. Below I have an excerpt from the Illinois Acupuncture Association with further details on our new practice: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 1, 2017

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
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