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Archives: November 2011

Chinese Herbs Can Be A Blessing For PMS

I know that many of you have questions about herbs – the content of tablets and the quality control of ingredients, in particular. Good. It is important to be particular. That is one reason why people need to work with a skilled practitioner. I’ve investigated many brands and varieties of herbal formulas and have found: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 28, 2011

Virgos Need Not Apply

It’s a good thing that my mother has a career because, being a Virgo, she would be excluded from some jobs in china. No kidding. I just read an article that appeared in The Telegraph which said that people who were born under the signs Scorpio and Virgo need not apply! Why? Because they have: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted By: tcm007 on November 24, 2011

Another NBA Star Turns To Acupuncture

I imagine that when you are an NBA star and have a contract worth millions, you take your injuries seriously and are willing to be open to new therapies. Certainly, that is the case with Mickael Pietrus, the famous NBA player for the Phoenix Suns who sought treatment at the Shaolin Temple in China. This: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2011

Food As Medicine Is Common Sense

Here in the U.S. and in most Western countries, we think of food as food and medicine as medicine; rarely linking the two. Many countries understand that food IS medicine. I found a particularly useful article in a Bangkok paper (applause for the internet) that explains food as medicine and want to share it with: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 15, 2011

Thank You!

Repeatedly, in psychology, researchers have linked the experience of being “grateful” to mental health and well-being. Here is an informative summary of the findings from some researchers in the field of gratitude. “Grateful people report higher levels of positive emotions, life satisfaction, vitality, optimism and lower levels of depression and stress. The disposition toward gratitude: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 11, 2011

Eyes On The Prize

‘‘Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”  Henry Ford

Posted By: tcm007 on November 9, 2011

Acupuncture Explained?

I am often asked to explain acupuncture in Western medical terms. I clearly understand the desire to fit a new idea, treatment or event into our existing schemas – I feel the same way, but it isn’t always possible. Sometimes we have to let go of old ways of thinking or perceiving in order to: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 8, 2011

Qi Gong Unites Good Intentions With Results

I think the Huffington Post is starting to take notice of Eastern health practices. Earlier this year they published an article on Chinese Medicine for insomnia and now Arthur Rosenfeld has written an article about Qi Gong. “If you’ve traveled to China, you’ve likely encountered senior citizens flapping their arms early in the morning in: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 1, 2011