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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Osteoarthritis

As the seasons change, and the weather turns cold and rainy, many of my patients start to feel the effects of cold, damp weather in their joints.  Arthritic joint pain is...

Don't be S.A.D.!  Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Not Inevitable.

At this time of year, many of my patients complain about feeling depressed and irritable.  They feel sluggish, want to sleep more, crave carbohydrates, and suffer from headaches.  Do you experience this?...

Feeling bloated?  Well, you're not alone.  Many of us secretly loosen our pants after a meal to ease the discomfort of bloating.   And for some, even eating a small amount of food can make the abdomen inflate.  There are many reasons why bloating happens; food sensitiv...

Getting to the Point:  Acupuncture for Headache Relief

Stabbing, piercing, tight, throbbing, blinding.....these are common pain descriptors used by the headache sufferers I treat in clinic.  Despite many modern advances in the diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment of h...

Cupping....What's The Buzz All About?

The Olympics might be over but the buzz about cupping isn't!  The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps has created quite a stir sporting his cupping marks.  So why would an elite athlete have cupping therapy?...

Of all the women's health issues that are successfully treated by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), three repeatedly walk through my clinic doors;  fertility issues, pregnancy, and menopause.

Fertility issues plague many couples trying to conceive.  The process of get...

Pregnancy and Traditional Chinese Medicine

For over 3000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has promoted specialized treatment for women in pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Today, this care has become increasingly popular, not only due to it’s effectiveness, but beca...

I wasn't going to talk about this before the holidays, however, I feel compelled to, hearing about all the sickness going around (including in my own home!).

Most people are not aware (including my patients at the clinic) that Chinese Medicine, particularly Chinese herb...

Did you know that the pumpkin you carve into a Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween or bake into a pie at Thanksgiving is filled with many year round health benefits?  You may want to consider filling your freezer with this seasonal vegetable after reading this article!

Five He...

You can often spot the peri-menopausal or menopausal woman from a distance.  Flushed, dewy  face fanning themselves madly, or hanging out under the air conditioning vent.  Natural menopause often comes with a wide range of unpleasant symptoms, such as insomnia, anxiety...

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Cupping... What's The Buzz All About?

March 10, 2017

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