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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

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

Summer, Fire, Joy, and Cooling Foods

The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for others as well as enthusiasm for new ideas and perhaps even an adventure. Summer is the season of the year that is most yang. High yang means heat, maximum activity,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 20, 2016

Great News For Coffee Lovers

A very recent study found that ‘moderate’ coffee drinkers (1-2 cups a day) have 26% lower odds of developing colorectal cancer. The risk is reduced up to a 50% when the coffee intake is more than 2.5 servings of coffee daily. This included decaffeinated coffee. This data comes from a large study conducted in Israel. There were: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 17, 2016

3 Healthy Green Foods For Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s day is here and I hope everyone has a fun celebration! For those of you who would like to consume something other than green beer, here are three healthy food suggestions from the website the Worlds Healthiest Foods. Broccoli Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli contains the phytonutrients sulforaphane and the indoles, which have significant anti-cancer: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 17, 2016

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

In Honor of Thanksgiving: 4 Health Benefits of Cranberries

Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away and cranberries are a staple of many traditional Thanksgiving feasts. For as long as I can remember, we have had a terrific cranberry bread that has become one expectation of my day. That’s wonderful, but I hope this post convinces you to indulge in cranberries year round: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 9, 2015

Good Advice From Chinese Medicine: Let Your Expectations FALL Away

Fall has returned! In this season, nature lets go of its abundant creation of the past year in a grand final display. Leaves turn brilliant colors and drop back to the earth, enriching it to promote next year’s growth. In autumn, we can learn more about ourselves because, after a harvest, everything is bare. Autumn: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 7, 2015

3 Easy Tips For A Healthy Autumn

It’s happening…we are approaching Autumn. For those of us in Chicago (and in many other parts of the world) the weather will change and so must we. Chinese Medicine stresses the need to adapt our lifestyles and diets to the changing seasons for optimal health. So, here are some easy, surefire tips for a healthy: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 22, 2015

The Chinese Medicine Approach To Nutrition

Chinese medicine offers many health benefits in the kitchen, so I am excited to share this post on nutrition by Dr. Violet Song. Dr. Song is an acupuncturist and member of the faculty at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, in Austin Texas, one of the leading TCM schools in the U.S.. Traditional Chinese medicine: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 23, 2015
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