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Why Itch?

Itching is a bothersome thing.  What is so ironic about it is that when you itch, it is often due to something deeper than skin.  Beyond just contact dermatitis (touching metals or plants for example, that induce a histamine response) there are many reasons we itch. Itching can be a side effect of medication, an… Continue reading Why Itch?

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The Treatment of Circulatory Disorders with Chinese Medicine including Cardiovascular Disorders and Stroke

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