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Category: Chinese Medicine

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

Acupuncture Benefits Veterans

I’m happy to report that acupuncture has been helpful to many Veterans who have defended our country, deserve and need the support. Veterans in this country have served bravely and suffered for it, and I want to say THANK YOU! Sadly veterans often return from service with traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 9, 2017

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Reduce Menstrual Pain

A July, 2017, study tested acupuncture as a treatment for women suffering from menstrual pain. Researchers found that over 50% of the women in the study reported a 50% reduction in pain symptoms, furthermore the success was maintained at the one year mark. This acupuncture study is the work of medical researchers from Western Sydney University, Australia and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 8, 2017

The Lesson Of Autumn

Fall is here and this season, always gives us an important reminder. Let It Go, whatever it is you need to let go of this is the moment. According to Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the best time to let go. In Fall, nature releases its abundant creations of the past year and marks the end of: 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
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