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Water Is The Chinese Element Of Winter

As many of you already know, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), different elements are connected to each season. Water is the element of Winter. And, as we in Chicago know very well – winter is here! Winter is the season of stillness and rest (think hibernation), during which energy is condensed, conserved, and stored. Similarly,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 7, 2018

4 Tips To Boost Your Kidney Qi For Valentine's Day!

  Valentine’s Day is here! I’ll bet you didn’t know that the Chinese Medicine secret to a good love life is having strong Kidney Qi. In Western medicine, the Kidneys are only seen as mechanical organs that perform the important functions of removing waste products and regulating fluid levels in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 13, 2016

“I Am a Young Tree Bending in the Wind”

This weekend I had a conversation with a good friend who used this metaphor to describe how she was approaching a tense situation. She was heading into a difficult conversation and wanted to remain strong and open. I liked the image of a young tree able to bend in the face of natural (and man-made): Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 19, 2014

4 Easy Winter Strategies To Improve Your Health and Happiness

We are having a brutal winter in Chicago. I hear from my family in the East that they are also experiencing rough weather. It is only my relatives and friends in California (they are NOT farmers worrying about drought) who are bragging about superb temperatures. So, this next article is for those of us living east of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 24, 2014

Water The Element of Power and Patience

In the philosophy of Chinese Medicine, there are five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These five elements are not simply the materials associated with each of the names, but rather they are metaphors for describing how things interact and relate to each other. Each of the Five Elements represents an aspect of a: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 27, 2014

Want To Be Like The World’s Top Men’s Tennis Player? Drink Warm Water

Djokovic May Be Hot But His Drinks Are Warm – Novak Djokovic is the No.1 male tennis player in the world right now, and he follows a strict diet to maintain his health and superiority on the court. Recently, the Wall Street Journal wrote about Djokavic’s new book, in which he explains his diet. He: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 19, 2013

5 Simple Health Tips You Can Start Today!

Many people wait until the New Year to try to become healthier, but now is the time to start; why wait? Here are suggestions to help you get going. 1. Breath through your nose -> Yes, the beginning can be that simple! Breathing through your nose increases your intake of nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide causes: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 26, 2012

7 Helpful Tips For Addiction Recovery

Seven Addiction Recovery Tips From Acufinder.com 1. Exercise more. Exercise can reduce your stress and help you relax. 2. Get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices to neutralize and clear the blood and to fortify blood sugar. 3. Carrots, celery, leafy green salads and citrus fruits promote body alkalinity and decrease cravings. 4. Avoid junk: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 10, 2012

6 Easy Health Tips From Chinese Medicine

1. Have your water with no ice “For digestion, our body needs the internal combustion of heat to transform the food and absorb the nutrients through our intestines. Ice, when ingested, becomes a coagulant and constricts our blood vessels and internal organs. The coldness of ice hinders the digestive process.” ~ Sat Hon 2. Drink: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 5, 2010

"Water With No Ice, Please"

For years, I have recommended drinking plenty of water – but “no ice”.  I always do this, strongly advise my patients to do the same and have successfully converted my family. Whenever we are eating out, we all look up at the waiter and ask, “Water With No Ice, Please.”  I’m surprised that many people: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 17, 2010
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