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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

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

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

Acupuncture Use Continues To Grow In The Military

The U.S Military is rapidly expanding their use of acupuncture for Soldiers and Veterans. This expansion is due to the numerous training programs, for physicians and other healthcare providers throughout the Military services. The Military is figuring out something those of us in the field of Chinese Medicine have known for a long time. Acupuncture is: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 5, 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

Happy Saint Patricks Day!

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night. ~An Irish Blessing

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 16, 2017

UPDATED With Trip Highlights! Health Benefits of the Famous Blue Lagoon in Iceland

I’ve been meaning to update this post for months, my visit to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland was fantastic!! I arrived in Iceland at 6:45 a.m. sped through customs and got on a bus to the Blue Lagoon. It is only 15 minutes from the airport, so if you ever have a stopover in Iceland,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 8, 2017
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