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What is the cause of disease? A Chinese medicine perspective

November 9, 2014

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What is the cause of disease? A Chinese medicine perspective by Christopher Vedeler —  Western allopathic medicine has a deep cultural bias that may be part of the reason it fails to deal well with so many chronic illnesses. This bias is the very concept of cause and effect. In the West, we look for […]

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Are you manifesting your beauty from the inside out?

June 9, 2014

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Are you manifesting your beauty  from the inside out? by Deborah Thum —  Have you ever met someone who is intrinsically beautiful — they just glow from the inside out, but it has little or nothing to do with his or her physical appearance? In Oriental Medicine dating back to Taoism, this inner radiance is […]

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Allergies, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine

May 26, 2014

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Allergies, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine by Dr. Steven Cooner —  As the seasons change, many people begin suffering from various allergies. With all our recent rainfall, this is an unusually lush spring, causing many of us to experience more sinus headaches, runny noses and itchy eyes than usual. These symptoms of environmental seasonal allergies […]

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Insomnia from a Chinese medicine perspective

January 7, 2014

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by Christopher Vedeler —  Lack of sleep and bad sleep habits have become epidemic. In a society that elevates activity and over-achievement to a virtue, sleep often is viewed as a luxury or even wasted time. When was the last time you slept deeply, straight through the night, to awaken alert and refreshed? For most […]

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Preparing yourself for fall and winter

August 13, 2013

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by Steven Cooner —  For most of us, fall and winter mean potential colds, flu, arthritic conditions, asthma, allergies and changes in sleep patterns as we respond to Mother Nature’s climatic changes. Many of us simply wait for the symptoms of illness to present themselves, and then try to deal with these indications and pathogens […]

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How does acupuncture work?

August 6, 2013

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by Christopher Vedeler —  One of the stumbling blocks for many Americans regarding acupuncture is a limited understanding of how it works. Acupuncture can seem mysterious, which is appealing to some, but causes resistance for others. However, acupuncture works even on those who do not believe it will work — yet we are sometimes at […]

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Reflexology — healthy feet, healthy body

July 27, 2013

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by Fatina Hijab —  The art of reflexology has a definite place in our modern world. Human feet are equipped with curves, nerves, muscles and bones of many shapes and sizes. Although our ancestors walked the earth with bare feet, we have embraced paved streets that cause our arches to collapse and tortuous, tight-fitting shoes […]

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A window into the health of your eyes

July 2, 2013

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by Annie Porter —  It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. In Chinese medicine, the quality, clarity and brightness of the eyes reflect the health of your shen, which translates to mean your spirit, or the light inside you. If you have ever seen the eyes of a mentally […]

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Treating eye problems with colored lights and acupuncture

April 20, 2013

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by Dr. Edward C. Kondrot —  How can colored light applied to the skin help treat eye problems? Contrary to what you might imagine, the answer is tied to the familiar Chinese system of medicine called acupuncture. The Chinese have observed that energy, or chi, travels through the body in specific meridians, located near the […]

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Biofeedback for painless feedback

March 26, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone — Hundreds of blood, urine, saliva and hair tests are available that can provide key answers in determining if and what malfunction your body is experiencing. While these tests can be essential in a diagnosis, all too often their results provide more questions than answers. Results vary depending on many factors […]

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Reflexology can help your health condition

January 26, 2013

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by Fatina Hijab —  Reflexology works in harmony with our natural healing mechanism and its tendency to maintain homeostasis throughout the human body. Homeostasis is an inherently individualized balanced state of physical and emotional wellness. According to Chinese Traditional Medicine, disease occurs when the body is imbalanced. Since the body is programmed to detect the […]

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Treating infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine and pelvic exercises

January 22, 2013

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by Dasha Trebichavsk —  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) employs a broad spectrum of treatment modalities including herbs, acupuncture and bodywork, as well as dietary and lifestyle adjustments. One of its least commonly advertised uses is in the field of infertility. Successful treatment of infertility dates back in China to the Sui Dynasty (589 CE). Chinese […]

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Falling off the balance beam

January 17, 2013

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by Dr. Tom Stempel —  We often hear people say, “I feel out of balance.” Usually they are referring to spiritual or emotional feelings, but if you observe them closely, you can often see that the emotional or spiritual imbalance also causes them to be out of balance physically. Tight neck or shoulder muscles may […]

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