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Archives: February 2009

7 Steps to a Healthy Menopausal Diet

1. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables offer fiber, vitamins, minerals and are naturally low -fat. In addition, for menopausal women, plants have chemicals called phytoestrogens that are similar in structure to estrogen. These naturally occurring chemicals may trick your body into thinking it has more estrogen than it really does, diminishing some: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 28, 2009

Menopause and Chinese Medicine

Menopause is a natural process that alters the balance of Yin and Yang. During and after menopause many women discover, and may be disturbed by, the more yang (energetic, aggressive) side of themselves. In contrast, as men grow older, they tend to discover their yin (passive, yielding) side. When a woman experiences some problems or: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 26, 2009

Rolling Back the Fertility Clock

By Alina Cho and Melissa Morgenweck December 25, 2008 From A treasure map to a baby? That’s just one of many things Meredith Kolk tried when she had problems getting pregnant. At age 40, the mother of one longed for another child but knew the odds were against her. Kolk says a poster board: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 25, 2009

Patients 'Healthier' After Complementary Medicine

This press release is from Healthcare Republic 17-Feb-09 Integrating complementary and conventional medicine significantly improved the health of 65% of patients, according to a Northern Ireland study. The study found that half the GPs involved said they had been able to reduce prescribed medication and the same number that their patients needed less frequent referral: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 24, 2009

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Dog Show

My mother attended the dog show yesterday. She was inspired to write down a few of her thoughts and take a couple of very adorable photos. “The International Kennel Club show was at McCormick in Chicago this past weekend. The show presented extraordinary contrasts. On one hand, the dogs were beautiful, immaculately groomed, obviously loved,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 23, 2009

How to Prevent Back Pain...Try Acupuncture!

by MedLadySeptember 9, 2008 In this post Medlady gives some helpful tips on how to prevent backpain, I think they’re all great but of course #6 is my favorite 6. Acupuncture is another useful solution for back pain. A study based on acupuncture was made at the University of Regensberg in Germany on 1100 patients: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 22, 2009

Eat Black Beans for Fertility and a Big Dose of Antioxidants

“Your body is like a garden… As in all gardens, the seed we hope to plant in our bodies grows best when we cultivate the ground and plant and nurture the seed in harmony with the laws of nature. You wouldn’t put a tender plant in clay soil without first tilling and amending the earth: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 21, 2009


“I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me.” Depak Chopra

Posted By: tcm007 on February 20, 2009

Acupuncture and Reproductive Health

By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM Current statistics state that one in five couples over the age of 30 have difficulty conceiving after one year of trying. Many of these couples are turning to acupuncture and Oriental medicine for a safe, effective and natural solution to have a healthy baby. Oriental medicine has a long history: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 18, 2009

5 Easy Ways To Reclaim Balance In Your Life

Last week I posted my first article to I thought some of my readers here might find it useful as well. Hi, my name is Jennifer Dubowsky. I am a licensed Acupuncturist in Chicago ( and I will be a contributing writer here.I have treated several parents who cope with the daily trials and: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 17, 2009
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