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Category: Chinese Medicine

The Lesson Of Autumn

Fall is almost here and this season, always gives us an important reminder. According to Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the best time to let go. In this season, nature releases its abundant creations of the past year and marks the end of the growing season. The harvest has passed and leaves turn brilliant colors before: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 21, 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

Join Me Monday On Twitter For #AcupunctureHour

This coming Monday, August 14th, I will be hosting ‘Acupuncture Hour’ on Twitter and I hope you will join me! The discussion goes from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Chicago or Central Standard time and 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the United Kingdom, where this fabulous hour was started. What is Acupuncture Hour?  One hour every Monday, acupuncturists, lovers: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 10, 2017

Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Summer is here! In Chinese Medicine this is the time of year that is considered most yang. To learn more about yin and yang click here. High yang means heat, maximum activity, and moving outward with our lives and into nature. In Chicago we’re right in the middle of our ‘high yang’ summer, so I’m: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 10, 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

Spring Into Action!

In Chicago we have been waiting eagerly for Spring and it has finally arrived. In Chinese Medicine, every season has an element attached to it. Spring brings us the Wood element. Wood exemplifies the active energy of Spring. Every day, just walking down the street, I see more trees beginning to bloom, hyacinths giving way to: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 1, 2017

Acupuncture Offers Long Term Pain Relief For Migraine Sufferers

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows long term pain relief for migraine sufferers. This study had 249 participants who regularly suffered migraines without aura. They were divided into 3 groups: *true acupuncture *sham acupuncture and *a control group. The participants kept diaries to record how often they: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 12, 2017

3 Tips To Manage Anxiety

Today I have a special guest blogger, my mom! Dr. Linda Edelstein, a clinical psychologist for over 30 years, and author of several books. With the intense political climate and widespread financial mess, I think that these are appropriate times to think about managing anxiety. Whether our worries are global or close to home, such: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 20, 2017

Acupuncture Can Help Tinnitus Sufferers

February 6th kicked off Tinnitus awareness week, I was reminded of this by my friend and fellow acupuncturist Dana Hoffmann. She has had wonderful success treating Tinnitus, a condition which affects roughly 25 million Americans according to the National Institutes of Health. In the article below Dana addresses this silent epidemic and how acupuncture can: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 8, 2017

Super Bowl Fans: 9 NFL Players Who Use Acupuncture

The 2017 Super Bowl has many fans celebrating “their” team winning, exciting plays, crazy new commercials and how much beer can be consumed on one Sunday afternoon. I admit, I don’t really get it, but the one thing about football that I do understand is that it is a very rough sport. And, I know: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 5, 2017
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