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Archives: September 2013

Win A Copy Of Adventures In Chinese Medicine (Updated)

Updated: There is a winner! Congratulations to Becca Seitz of Thrive acupuncture in Portland, Oregon. She correctly guessed Thessaloniki which is the second largest city in Greece. Be sure to check back as I have another contest coming up. Tcm007’s European adventure is coming to an end. I’ve enjoyed sharing her photos with you. There: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 30, 2013


Did you know that the literal meaning of the word healing is “to make whole”? I like that idea; it is hopeful. Healing might refer to your recovery after an illness or trauma to your body or mind. Chinese Medicine operates on the philosophy that our bodies have a natural ability to self-heal, to come: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 20, 2013

Good Reads About Chinese Medicine and Fertility For Professionals

In my Chicago acupuncture practice, I treat many women who want to increase their chances of getting pregnant. I’ve had a good deal of success with this problem – it doesn’t surprise me because more and more studies are finding out about the effectiveness of acupuncture and herbs for fertility problems.  I want to pass: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 16, 2013

Chinese Medicine Can Help You Sleep

If you have experienced insomnia, you know that having sleep problems is miserable. It affects every aspect of your life, especially if it’s chronic. Insomnia may affect you differently than others – some people have trouble falling and/or staying asleep, others experience dream-disturbed sleep. Whatever variation keeps you from feeling rested and sharp, you have: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 12, 2013


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller  June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968  author, political activist and lecturer

Posted By: tcm007 on September 11, 2013

The Seven Emotional Factors in Chinese Medicine

Last month, I wrote about “The Six Evils” which is how Traditional Chinese Medicine classifies the external causes of disease. Today I’m going to talk about the internal causes of illness which are called the “Seven Emotions” and are Anger, Fear, Shock, Grief, Joy, Pensiveness and Worry. These emotions are considered the major internal sources: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 9, 2013

6 Famous Athletes Who Use Acupuncture

1) Kobe Bryant – On January 4th the NBA superstar took to twitter and posted this picture of his leg with acupuncture needles in it. I am not a big fan of Kobe but I am always happy to see Chinese Medicine getting good press.  2) Mickael Pietrus – This famous NBA player received treatment: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 3, 2013