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Category: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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

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

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

Cupping Was One of the Top Searches on WebMD for 2016

The round bruises on swimmer Michael Phelps at the Olympics sent searches for the term “cupping” up by 136% among consumers in 2016. The centuries-old traditional Chinese therapy is trendy among athletes for pain relief, muscle tension, improved flexibility and range of motion. Among the many benefits of cupping are increased blood flow, a speedier: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 12, 2016

Chinese Medicine Tongue Diagnosis Explained

The art of tongue diagnosis in Chinese Medicine may be one of the most interesting tools in my field. It isn’t the oldest technique, pulse diagnosis has that honor, but tongue diagnosis might be more famous. It was put into use around 1350, a date that’s almost modern considering how long Chinese Medicine has been: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 3, 2016

Anger, Spring and The Element of Wood

Classical Five Element Chinese Medicine theory says that each of the five elements has many associations, including seasons and particular emotions. The emotion related to the wood element is anger. Wood is also the element of Spring, making it appropriate to think about now. We all get angry sometimes, right? I certainly can get furious and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 23, 2016

An Intriguing Interview With Author: Ioannis Solos

Fans of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, I am bringing you further interesting details from my in-depth interview with the well known author, speaker and dedicated practioner of Chinese Medicine, Ioannis Solos. Don’t miss the first part which was published on the ANF (Acupuncture Now Foundation) website last week. Ioannis speaks fluent Greek, English and Chinese, he has spent: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 16, 2015

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

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day Means Special Savings For YOU!

Hello friends! THIS Saturday we will be celebrating Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day (AOMDay). In honor of this illustrious holiday I have a couple of awesome specials that will not reappear again until AOM Day of 2016, so act quickly! To celebrate AOM Day, I am offering a package of 5 treatments at $400, that: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 20, 2015
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