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Archives: September 2008

Nightshade Vegetables And Arthritis

White (not sweet) potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, cayenne, and Tabasco sauce are classified as nightshade foods. The ongoing question is, “Do nightshade vegetables increase joint problems such as arthritis?” The controversy stems from alkaloids, a particular compound found in nightshade foods. Whether alkaloids can contribute to joint: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 30, 2008

Acupuncture And A Healthy Pregnancy

Here is another very informative article from Acupuncture and PregnancyBy: Naomi Rabinowitz MD, Dipl.Ac. Since Confucianism involves ancestral worship, the Chinese have been strongly committed to having healthy children. A sturdy son was desired in particular, since it would be he who would tend the shrine of his departed antecedents. Chinese Medicine developed to: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 29, 2008

Chinese Herbal Medicine used in Space

I am happy to report that TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has truly become universal! China has just launched it’s third mission into space and the Taikonauts are using Chinese herbal medicine to combat motion sickness. I have quoted an article from the Ottawa Citizen below. “The taikonauts are taking traditional Chinese medicine specifically designed to: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 26, 2008

Tips For A Healthy Fall Season

Foods – Eat more cooked and fewer raw foods. Sour, astringent foods like lemon, lime, pickle, vitamin C, seaweed, and sourdough bread can all benefit your health. Enjoy spicy/pungent foods like onion, garlic, radish, horseradish, and cabbage. Hearty concentrated foods like root vegetables, soy products and barley are also foods for the Fall. Pumpkin, winter: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 23, 2008

New Acupuncture Study Shows Benefit For Women With Breast Cancer

Today, ABC News Healthbeat featured a story on a new acupuncture study which shows benefits for women who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The information reported is below. “Acupuncture therapy is proving beneficial for some women with breast cancer. In fact, it works better than some traditional medicines. New research suggests that acupuncture may: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 23, 2008

The Work Of Autumn Is Reflection And Refocus

In this season, Nature lets go of its abundant creation of the past year in a grand final display. Leaves turn brilliant colors and drop back to the earth, enriching it to promote (nourish) the coming growth. In autumn, we can learn more about ourselves because, after a harvest, everything is bare. Autumn marks the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 21, 2008

Pomegranate Juice Fights Heart Disease

Pomegranate Juice Fights Heart Disease, Study SaysBy: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM In China, the pomegranate fruit symbolized longevity. Now there is scientific evidence for the fruit’s restorative powers.Scientists have tested the juice in mice and found that it combats hardening of the arteries (atherogenesis) and related diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes. According to: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 18, 2008

Today Show Features Chinese Medicine For Fertility

I am so happy to report that this morning the Today Show did a very positive segment on Chinese Medicine and how it can improve fertility. I have known for years how helpful both Acupuncture and Herbs can be to help couples get pregnant. I’m glad Meredith Vieira and others are finally taking notice. To: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 16, 2008

Best of Both Worlds: Acupuncture and ART can Improve Fertility

This is the 2nd article in a series on fertility. For part 1, The ABCs of Fertility: Acupuncture, Babies, and Chinese Medicine, click here. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has improved greatly in recent years, and increasing numbers of couples have benefited from the scientific advances. At the same time, more and more people are turning: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 16, 2008

ABCs of Fertility: Acupuncture, Babies, Chinese Medicine - Part 1

Many women get pregnant easily, but it is unlikely that they are reading this article. For other couples, having a baby may be more difficult and therefore frustrating. If you are having difficulty, undoubtedly you want to optimize the likelihood of a pregnancy by practicing informed, healthy, fertile choices. In order to increase your chances: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 14, 2008
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