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Category: Common Cold

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 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

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

5 Cold Prevention & Treatment Tips

During the last couple of months, I have had so many people coming into my Chicago acupuncture office complaining of colds and sinus infections, that I thought I’d post some great tips on how to avoid and treat the common cold as well as other respiratory problems. Huang qi/Astragalus – I have written about this: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 30, 2015

Why Rubbing This Acupuncture Point Can Help You

Stomach 36, called ‘Zusanli’ in Chinese and ‘Leg Three Miles’ in English, is the point I recommend most often for my patients to use at home with acupressure. Acupressure is pressure applied to an acupuncture point. In the office, acupuncturists also rely on this point; it is an extremely popular spot to needle during a: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 7, 2015

The Six Evils of Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine views diseases as either internal or external. Internal causes are those that are related to our mental state and are classified as the “Seven Emotions” which are: joy; anger; anxiety; brooding; sorrow; fear and fright. The external causes of disease relate to your environment and are called the “Six Excesses” or “Six Evils”:: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 12, 2013

5 Simple Health Tips You Can Start Today!

Many people wait until the New Year to try to become healthier, but now is the time to start; why wait? Here are suggestions to help you get going. 1. Breath through your nose -> Yes, the beginning can be that simple! Breathing through your nose increases your intake of nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide causes: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 26, 2012

How Your Chinese Herbal Formula Is Chosen

     When I was fulfilling my internship in Beijing, China, I studied at the Sino-Friendship Hospital, a Western facility that had 2 complete pharmacies – a full herbal pharmacy and another one for prescription drugs that you might find here in the United States. It is difficult to imagine an herbal pharmacy in a U.S.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 29, 2012

Food As Medicine Is Common Sense

Here in the U.S. and in most Western countries, we think of food as food and medicine as medicine; rarely linking the two. Many countries understand that food IS medicine. I found a particularly useful article in a Bangkok paper (applause for the internet) that explains food as medicine and want to share it with: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 15, 2011

You Got Sick - Now What? 7 Secrets From Oriental Medicine to Eliminate the Cold and Flu

This is the fun title of a new and easy to read book by Tom Ingegno, MSOM, LAc. Tom sent me a copy and I found it to be filled with good tips for just about anyone interested in health. I also appreciated that Tom wrote it in language that is easily understood – not: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 5, 2011
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