A hopeful story recently appeared in The journal Times.com from Wisconsin. It described a veteran who became addicted to drugs after his duty in Viet Nam. Finally, 25 years ago, he entered a Veteran’s Hospital Stress Unit where he was treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was somewhat helpful. Recently, he turned to acupuncture after: Read More
I hope you have much to be thankful for.Happy Holidays!
By: Cathy Margolin L.A.c. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used by more than 3 billion people in the world.As temperatures begin to drop and winter approaches the seasonal flu and H1N1 cases begin to spread. There may be another alternative to Tamiflu & flu vaccines to battle the virus. Hong Kong based Rorric Bio-Technology Ltd.: Read More
More good news about the positive effects of Chinese Herbs! In this article from The Chinese Medicine Times Attilio reports on a new study which shows that an Antioxidant in Ginkgo may protect cells from radiation damage. “According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the Ginkgo biloba (G. biloba) is one: Read More
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821I love this quote because it has a Taoist philosophy behind it. Though I doubt Napoleon knew that. This saying is the perfect example of how inaction and stillness often work in our favor. What do you think?
Hey Folks, here is a wonderful winter recipe from from South Loop Acupuncture.OATMEAL TERI STYLE Good quality oatmeal (I usually use rolled oats or a combination of rolled w/ flax seeds)Rice milkWalnutsDried cranberries or goji berriesHoney Walnuts are good for the brain. They are high in omega3 and contain good fats. They can improve brain: Read More
People often ask me if there are risks or side effects associated with Acupuncture and I am happy to tell them that problems are rare. It’s a good question and I understand why people ask. It might be counter-intuitive to voluntarily allow someone to stick needles in your body. But, Acupuncture is very safe and: Read More
Ginseng is a very commonly known and used herb in Chinese Medicine. Here is an interesting article on some new research that has shown even more benefits to this ancient wonder herb. Ginseng: Nature’s Anti-inflammatory? From ScienceDaily (May 14, 2009) — Laboratory experiments have demonstrated the immunological effects of ginseng. Researchers have now shown that: Read More
“Born to be wild – live to outgrow it.“ Lao TzuA Chinese philosopher from the sixth century. Author of the “Tao-Te Ching and known as the father of Taoism
Concern over getting the flu has been rampant since H1N1 came out. This information, from acufinder.com, gives some great food suggestions that can reduce your chances of catching the flu. Check it out… The Anti-Flu DietBy: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM A study, published by The American Physiological Society found that mice were significantly less likely: Read More