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Category: Skin Conditions

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

Posted By: tcm007 on March 8, 2017

Musings About Detachment, Health and Happiness

A few weeks ago I was sitting by a lake with one of my favorite cousins Jessica. Jessica has a very calm voice, often soothing in nature. I know that she has strong opinions and emotions (as most of us do, at least occasionally ;). I admire her skill at detachment, and do not be: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 27, 2015

Holistic Strategies For Skin Care

I know that I’ve written endlessly on this blog about the importance of treating your body as an integrated system, every organ working in tandem with the others. Today I found a post about the benefits to your skin from adopting this point of view. In the Huffington Post, there is an article about overall: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on May 14, 2012

Chinese Medicine Relieves The Frustration Of Skin Conditions

I’m not sure if it’s the weather, the indulgent diet during the holidays or the stress that comes along with all the merry making, but Hives and other skin disorders have been a popular complaint in my Chicago acupuncture office lately. So I’m re posting this article from to give my readers some more: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 14, 2011

Traditional Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Eczema

This post is from Chinese Medicine Times New research where traditional Chinese medicine was found to safely and effectively treat patients with persistent atopic dermatitis – or eczema, as it’s commonly known – could lead more physicians to prescribe complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat the allergic condition. In the study presented at the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on May 4, 2009

A Leading Practitioner's Search Led Him to This Ancient Chinese Remedy - With Amazing Results.

How I discovered the finer points of acupunctureBy Anton Michael Rocke November 1st, 2008 With growing clinical evidence of its effectiveness in treating everything from post-operative pain and nausea to backache, acupuncture has gained acceptance in mainstream medicine. But to those who have never tried it, the treatment, in which the skin is pricked with: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 2, 2009

Indigo Ointment May Help Treat Patients with Psoriasis

An ointment made from indigo naturalis, the Chinese name is qingdai. A dark blue plant-based powder used in traditional Chinese medicine, appears effective in treating plaque-type psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease for which you can get relief and remission but no cure. A report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology says,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 26, 2008

Chinese medicine may benefit eczema

This article is from Marie Claire MagazineUK edition March 2008 A traditional combination of five Chinese herbs may alleviate eczema, new research suggests. After a study in Hong Kong, determining the effect of ‘pentaherbs formulation’ on patients aged five to 21, scientists found that the quality of life improved by a third for those taking: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 28, 2008