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Archives: April 2012

Acupuncture Before Or After Abdominal Surgery Reduces Pain

Several studies appearing in different, reputable journals conclude that acupuncture, either pre-op or post-op reduces pain following gynecologic and abdominal surgeries. This is particularly good news when we consider how rapidly patients are discharged from hospitals. To read more about this research check out HealthCMI’s article here.

Posted By: tcm007 on April 30, 2012

Me And The Dalai Lama

This week I will be attending a talk by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who will speak about non-violence. I’m looking forward to it and expect it to be an inspiring talk. In addition, I am going with a good friend who spent two years in Tibet so she brings a unique perspective. I will: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 23, 2012

Chinese Herbal Medicine is Popular For a Reason

Long, long before the big drug boom, herbal remedies were used to treat people’s complaints and to help them maintain wellness. In China, the recorded history of herbs goes back to 500 AD. The book, known as The Huang Di Nei Jing, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, was the first to mention Chinese: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 17, 2012

Chinese Herbs and Colon Cancer

Researchers are discovering more and more about the properties of Chinese herbs and how they can be used for your best health. In this article from the Wall Street Journal, researchers report that a specific combination of herbs seem to bolster colon-cancer treatment. They found that tests on animals with tumors have shown that administering: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 11, 2012

Lessons in Tolerance

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” ~ Dalai Lama I am very excited to be seeing the Dalai Lama when he visits Chicago!

Posted By: tcm007 on April 9, 2012

Electroacupuncture Fights Disease with Highest Burden -> Depression

Electroacupuncture is the use of electric stimulation on selected acupuncture points where needles have been carefully inserted. I use these technique in my Chicago acupuncture practice and have found it to be helpful. Now, a study has just come from the School of  Chinese Medicine, University of Hong Kong where researchers used electroacupuncture to stimulate: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 4, 2012