A 3-day cleanse to support lymphatic decongestion and usher in the season of the Metal element. The transition from summer to late summer and finally, Fall is one of challenge and change. The ancients believed that spring and fall represent the greatest challenge in terms of adaptability, whether physically or mentally. We should not judge … Continue reading Fall cleanse for lymph
Many health conditions can predispose someone to poor circulation - the most common ones are high blood pressure, diabetes, polycythemia (sticky blood), fibromyalgia, and atherosclerosis. While it is true that problems of blood circulating freely in vessels is a problem that comes with aging, and is much less seldom seen in youth, any issue that … Continue reading The Treatment of Circulatory Disorders with Chinese Medicine including Cardiovascular Disorders and Stroke
Fibroids occur in 1 of 5 women and the cause is unknown, although it is believed that their continued growth is linked to a hormonal imbalance, and more specifically, excess estrogen (Maciocia, 1998). The size of a fibroid, or myoma, can be tiny and seen only under a microscope, or quite large and even fill … Continue reading Shrinking Fibroids: A Multifaceted Approach
Whether emotional, physical, or mental it seems that almost everyone suffers with some type of fatigue. How does acupuncture help fatigue? In short, by addressing the patient as a whole being. Understanding the underlying constitution of the person is the first step. This involves covering the bases by questioning, palpation and pulse taking to formulate … Continue reading Treating Fatigue with Acupuncture
Over the years, I have treated many issues that have been directly or indirectly related to disturbances in nerve healing. Examples include trigeminal neuralgia, post herpetic neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, pelvic nerve pain, and neuropathy secondary to muscle and soft tissue injury of joints and tissues. I have been truly astounded by how effective acupuncture treatment … Continue reading Neuralgias and nerve pain: Success with acupuncture
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Roses blossom from spring to fall, yet their heady scents are not as intoxicating and full-on-fragrant as in the summertime. Rose is an herb Yes, rose is medicine. The part used in Chinese medicine is the petal, called mei gui hua in pinyin and its function is to "invigorate blood." It is used both as … Continue reading Rose (mei gui hua), oh my