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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to traditional Chinese medicine philosophy summer is correlated with the element of Fire. Summer is also associated with the body organs of heart, small intestines, and the tongue. Paying special attention to those organs during summer is particularly important. When there is an imbalance in the seasonal element (in the case of summer the …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Gout

Have you or a friend or loved one experienced gout? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles, Acupuncture has been found effective for acute gout attacks. Traditional Chinese Medicine views gout attacks as excessive dampness and heat. Dampness refers to swelling and edema associated with gout, including uric acid crystal buildup in tissues. Heat is …

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Eczema and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that affects many adults and children. It presents as itchy, dry, and rash-like patches on the skin. Eczema can at times be a persistent and difficult condition to get under control. Chinese Medicine often views eczema as associated with “dampness”. “Dampness” in Chinese Medicine terms refers to the body …

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