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Category: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Sweet 16 And A Beautiful New Office Space

As some of you already know, in May I opened a beautiful new office with my friend and colleague Morgan Leavitt, a licensed clinical massage therapist. We found a perfect space at 815 W. Superior street. It is a storefront that is not far from our former address and very close to Chicago avenue and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 11, 2017

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

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Reduce Menstrual Pain

A July, 2017, study tested acupuncture as a treatment for women suffering from menstrual pain. Researchers found that over 50% of the women in the study reported a 50% reduction in pain symptoms, furthermore the success was maintained at the one year mark. This acupuncture study is the work of medical researchers from Western Sydney University, Australia and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 8, 2017

The Lesson Of Autumn

Fall is here and this season, always gives us an important reminder. Let It Go, whatever it is you need to let go of this is the moment. According to Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the best time to let go. In Fall, nature releases its abundant creations of the past year and marks the end of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 21, 2017

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
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