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Archives: January 2009

More Mainstream Physicians Suggesting Acupuncture

I Found this great article By Julie Deardorff of the Chicago Tribune.January 19, 2009 For years, Dr. Ali Keshavarzian ignored “alternative” therapies because his Western-trained brain wanted more evidence that they actually worked.But Keshavarzian also knew conventional medicine often needed some assistance. And when he learned his patients were seeking out natural products, acupuncture, meditation: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 30, 2009

Chinese Herbs Reduce Post-Chemo Nausea

This article is from By: Sam Gaines One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, nausea, may be most effectively treated by traditional Chinese herbs, according to a recent study. Researchers from Hong Kong, China, and England’s University of Birmingham evaluated the effects of Chinese herbal medicine prescribed by a trained herbalist on: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 30, 2009

A Chinese Face Reading for Ex Governor Blagojevich

The art of face reading has been used in China since the days of Confucius. It has been utilized as an aid to diagnose conditions and understand a patientʼs personality. I learned about face reading in graduate school and from Dr. Tan. I thought you might enjoy some insights into famous personalities of the day.: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 28, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!

It’s The Year of The Ox

Posted By: tcm007 on January 26, 2009

Albert Einstein on Daring Speculation

“I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.” Albert Einstein Famous Physicist who developed E=MC2 and won the Nobel Prize in 1921

Posted By: tcm007 on January 26, 2009

Hinchey Reintroduces Legislation to Expand Acupuncture Coverage

This Article is from Empire State News WASHINGTON – Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) has reintroduced legislation that would make acupuncture a covered service for Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program participants. The congressman’s Federal Acupuncture Coverage Act would provide access to acupuncture for Medicare’s 44 million beneficiaries and the 8 million federal: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 25, 2009

Acupuncture May Improve IVF Pregnancy Rates

In October I posted British Medical Journal Reports that Acupuncture Increased the Chances of Pregnancy with IVF by 65% here is some more information on the exciting study that came out in 2008. From the BMJ Group, Monday 11 February 2008 What does the new study say? The new study found that having acupuncture either: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 24, 2009

Acupuncture Effective for Allergic Rhinitis

As an acupuncturist in Chicago with all the season changes. I often treat people for allergies and other sinus problems, with great success. So I was happy to read about the following study. The American Journal of Epidemiology recently published a study that showed acupuncture can significantly relieve allergic rhinitis symptoms. By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac.,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 21, 2009

A Chicago Acupuncturists Tips on Apples

The information below is taken from the website the worlds healthiest foods. According to the latest research, the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is fact, not just folklore. The nutritional stars in apples-fiber, flavonoids, and fructose-translate into apples’ ability to keep us healthy.Cardio-Protective Fiber Apples contain both insoluble and soluble: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 19, 2009
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