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Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Avoid sunburn is summer

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 [...]

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Gout

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Traditional Chinese Medicine helps with 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 [...]

Say Ahhh For Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Tongues are utilized for diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

When you visit an Acupuncturist they will most often want to take a look at your tongue. Say ahhh! If you are not familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine you might find this strange – however in the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine the tongue provides important information in diagnosis, developing a treatment plan and to [...]

Year Of The Fire Red Rooster-2017

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Fire Red Rooster

Chinese tradition stipulates that each year is represented by an animal. With the beginning of each new year a different animal begins to represent that particular year.  The year 2017 is considered to be the year of the ‘fire’ red rooster. Some references to 2017 however are calling 2017 the year of the ‘phoenix’ because [...]

Cupping Has Many Health Benefits

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Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique

Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that has been in the news a lot recently. Several Team USA Olympians in the 2016 games have been photographed with small, circular marks on their backs and shoulders. These Olympians, as well as many other athletes, have figured out that the healing technique called ‘cupping’ can be [...]