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Category: Chinese Medicine to Boost Immunity

3 Great Reasons To Get Acupuncture This Winter

1) Reduce stress – This is a winter that could stress anyone and we all know that stress has a negative impact on our minds and bodies. Acupuncture reduces stress quickly and safely. According to Chinese Medicine stress causes your energy to stagnate, just think about how tense you feel when you’re stressed out. Acupuncture encourages your: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 9, 2018

The Wonderful Chinese Herb Huang qi (also known as Astragalus)

Huang qi (Astragalus) is one of the most important and commonly used  herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Astragalus is actually a genus of plant with over 2000 species. Its name,”Huang qi” means “yellow leader” it is a long yellow tap root with many uses. Well known in China for it’s ability to boost immunity. This makes it: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 11, 2016

Learn More About Moxabustion (Moxa)

Using Moxabustion (Moxa) is a common practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a treatment that you may find helpful. In Chicago, where I live with about 2.7 million other people, we get pretty cold in the winter. Our long, icy season provides the perfect opportunity to add a little moxa to my patients’ treatment plans.: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 30, 2015

Why Rubbing This Acupuncture Point Can Help You

Stomach 36, called ‘Zusanli’ in Chinese and ‘Leg Three Miles’ in English, is the point I recommend most often for my patients to use at home with acupressure. Acupressure is pressure applied to an acupuncture point. In the office, acupuncturists also rely on this point; it is an extremely popular spot to needle during a: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 7, 2015

All About Ginseng

Did you know there are different types of ginseng and they are all considered potent herbs for helping the body adapt to stress – both mental and physical. Ginseng is best known for its ability to stimulate your immune system and fight fatigue and stress. Several dozen studies have shown that ginseng enhances physical and: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 17, 2014

How Acupuncture Works - East vs. West

From acufinder.comBy: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM Eastern Explanation: The Eastern Explanation for how Acupuncture works is that the life energy flowing through the body which is termed Qi (pronounced chee) can be influenced and balanced by stimulating specific points on the body. These points are located along channels of energy known as meridians that connect: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 30, 2010

Cordyceps - An Amazing Herb Used In Chinese Medicine

Cordyceps is a very popular tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is often used in formulas and alone. Some people feel it rivals Ginseng as one of the best tonic herbs out there. To learn more about this powerful herb read on. From: The Portland Acupuncture Blog By: Amy Chitwood Burslem LAc Photo from: Cordyceps: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 12, 2010

Acupuncture Can Help You Beat The Flu

We are all trying to stay healthy this winter, I certainly am! In my Chicago office I have many patients who come in complaining of colds and flus this time of year. Personally I take Jade Screen everyday to ward off getting sick. Below is a article from that provides natural options for fighting: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 13, 2009

H1N1; How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help

Many People are concerned about catching the H1N1 Virus. Chinese Medicine has several herbal remedies for colds and flu. Plus acupuncture boosts the immune system and relieves unpleasant symptoms like congestion, nausea and body aches. Below is a very helpful and informative post from The Portland Acupuncture Blog by, Amy Chitwood Burslem LAc “I wasn’t: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 30, 2009

Bolstering the Immune System Using Chinese Herbs to Fend Off Swine Flu

I know people are still very concerned about the H1N1 virus (also known as the Swine Flu) and what can be done to help protect them from getting sick. Here are some great ideas from an article by Cathy Margolin L.A.c., originally posted May 4th, 2009. Everyone wants to know what can be done to: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 2, 2009
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