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Category: Yin and Yang

Summer, Fire, Joy, and Cooling Foods

The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for others as well as enthusiasm for new ideas and perhaps even an adventure. Summer is the season of the year that is most yang. High yang means heat, maximum activity,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 22, 2018

2017: Year of the Yin Fire Rooster

Today is the beginning of the Year of the Yin Fire Rooster. The Chinese New Year starts on the first New Moon of the year and ends February 15th, 2018. It promises to be a fascinating year, don’t you think? Let’s see if Chinese astrology can shed some light on what is to come. If: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 28, 2017

3 Amazing Historical Facts About Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine is an ancient science that many people find mysterious. I was drawn to practice this amazing medicine because it is endlessly fascinating and it has given me skills that help others. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge so here are three fun historical facts about Chinese medicine and acupuncture. 1) The first acupuncture: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 5, 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

Learn More About Moxabustion (Moxa)

Using Moxabustion (Moxa) is a common practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a treatment that you may find helpful. In Chicago, where I live with about 2.7 million other people, we get pretty cold in the winter. Our long, icy season provides the perfect opportunity to add a little moxa to my patients’ treatment plans.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 30, 2015

The Secret About the “Secrets” in Acupuncture

I am honored to share this guest article by author Ioannis Solos, whose newest book ‘Developing Internal Energy for Effective Acupuncture Practice’ comes out this week.  Take it away Ioannis…. According to Hippocrates, the practice of Medicine was already flourishing even before the invention of writing. I believe that although the ancients could not read: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 25, 2014

Excerpt From Adventures in Chinese Medicine - Philosophical Differences Between Western and Eastern Medicine

As we move through the various practices of Chinese Medicine, you may be struck, as I was, by noticeable differences from the more familiar, conventional Western practices. One very important distinction between Eastern and Western medicine is that they come from very different philosophical roots. Western medicine depends heavily on science, with its ideological roots: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 12, 2013

Adventures in Chinese Medicine!

I am excited to announce that my book, Adventures in Chinese Medicine; Acupuncture, Herbs and Ancients Ideas for Today will be available soon. I’ve been working on it for over a year and I am thrilled with the result.  My goal was to create a fun, friendly, accessible book that communicates essential ideas and information: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 19, 2013

The Top 6 Posts of 2012

1) Celine Dion Used Acupuncture To Improve Her Chances Of Getting PregnantSinger Celine Dion, had twins after years of trying to conceive. I was happy to see that CNN reported she used acupuncture to improve her chances of getting pregnant. 2) How to tell if you’re happy…  You Have A Sister ! “People with at least: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 31, 2012

The Beginnings of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is rooted in an 8000 year old Taoist philosophy that focuses on our relationship with nature and the universe. This idea reflects the classical Chinese belief that human beings have an intimate connection with their environment. The origins of TCM are attributed to a legendary sage named Fu Hsu who lived: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 15, 2012
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