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Category: Ginger

Winter Squash Soup

Winter Squash is a wonderful food for Winter. The abundance of this tasty squash peaks in early Fall and is available to early winter. During cold weather, I suggest that you switch from cold, raw foods, such as salads, to warmer, cooked foods, such as soups and steamed vegetables. This brings us to Winter squash: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 14, 2019

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

Is Kate Middleton Using Acupuncture? No, But Maybe She Should

Everybody’s favorite Duchess, Kate Middleton, is now pregnant with the ‘spare’, and her condition of hyperemesis gravidarum is getting a lot of press. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a rare condition, occurring in only 1-2% of all pregnant women and poses little danger to the baby if properly treated. However, it can cause many problems for the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 23, 2014

A First Appointment For Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Many people are unfamiliar with Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. They want to know what to expect when they go to see a Chinese Medicine practitioner for the first time. So I am going to tell you! I write based on my own practice and I’m sure customs vary, depending on your acupuncturist, but this: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 25, 2013

10 Easy Tips to Live a Healthier, Longer Life

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history of healing and rejuvenation that teaches us a great deal about aging well. Two thousand years ago, ancient Chinese scholars described the stages of aging in the Huang Di Neijing (The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic), which is the bible of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They remind us that we: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 1, 2012

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

Advice for Camille Grammer from Chinese Medicine

Are you a fan of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?  If so, are you ‘team Kyle’ or ‘team Camille’?  Either way, Chinese Medicine has a lot to offer these high profile ladies? For me, an acupuncturist with the same birthday as Kyle Richards, I have to be on ‘team Kyle’ but have some good: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 16, 2011

6 Easy Health Tips From Chinese Medicine

1. Have your water with no ice “For digestion, our body needs the internal combustion of heat to transform the food and absorb the nutrients through our intestines. Ice, when ingested, becomes a coagulant and constricts our blood vessels and internal organs. The coldness of ice hinders the digestive process.” ~ Sat Hon 2. Drink: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 5, 2010

Ginger May Block A Toxin Which Accounts For The Deaths of Over 300,000 Children A Year

Many times I have written about the many health benefits of ginger on my blog. This study done a few years ago in Taiwan gives hope to hundreds of thousands of young children in impoverished countries. WOW ! From Acufinder.com Ginger: Tool in Global Fight Against Childhood Killer?     Could one of the most widely used: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 14, 2010

Ginger Has Many Health Benefits

Ginger has been used in Chinese herbal medicine since ancient times. My patients know, I recommend Ginger regularly for many health issues and I am not alone. HealthDiaries.com also knows the many benefits of ginger, check out the information their web site posted below. “Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 2, 2010
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