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Category: Herbs

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

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

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

Local Acupuncturist Responds To Chicago Tribune Article: Chinese Medicine Is Effective AND Safe

My good friend and colleague, Nicole Hohmann L.A.c., has a lot to say about a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. The article titled ‘Testing Traditional Chinese Medicine’ appeared in the Tribune on 9/21/15, it leaves the reader without a clear picture of modern Traditional Chinese Medicine in America. I am proud to publish Nicole’s: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 24, 2015

Forms Of Ginseng And Where To Find Them

Last week, I described the three different varieties of ginseng. Today, I want to explain the available forms of ginseng and where to find them. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginseng is usually used in a formula with other Chinese herbs, rather than alone. A skilled Chinese herbalist can recommend the right formula or type of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 28, 2014

The Adventure Continues

I am so excited that my book ‘Adventures in Chinese Medicine’ has been receiving international attention! Does anyone read Italian? I can’t read the review from a reader in Italy but, if you can, please let me know what it says. One review that I had no trouble reading (several times) is a heartwarming article: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 17, 2014

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

Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs And Ancient Ideas For Today Is Available NOW!

I am very excited to officially announce that my book, Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs and Ancient Ideas for Today is now available!!! I have worked long and hard on this book and am thrilled with the final product. Adventures in Chinese Medicine takes you through the essential ideas and describes the amazing techniques: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 12, 2013

Chinese Herbs For Valentine's Day

Acufinder.com has recently posted 2 very timely articles that I will repost this week. If you are looking for something to spice up you Valentine’s Day read this article by Dr. Laurie Steelsmith, ND, L.Ac. Chinese Herbal Aphrodisiacs For centuries the Chinese have associated vibrant health and longevity with both abundant kidney Qi and strong: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 11, 2010