Summer is a time filled with joy and laughter, warmth, and an upward moving energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this season is associated with the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Burner organ systems and they are represented by the fire element. Much like Spring, Summer is considered to be yang in nature as … Continue reading Traditional Chinese Medicine Summer
Benefits that athletes and weekend warriors gain from acupuncture and Oriental medicine treatments include injury prevention and recovery, decreased pain, improved mental state and clarity of mind, improved flexibility and ROM, faster recovery time, decreased inflammation and overall enhanced performance.
Part two of a two part series Traditional Chinese Medicine explains in its own manner the theories and pathologies of endometriosis. Endometriosis does not have a common name in TCM, rather its signs and symptoms are a combination of disease categories within Chinese medicine, but it may be referred to as Neiyi or internal lump. … Continue reading Endometriosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Part one of a two part series. Endometriosis is a misunderstood, chronic disease that affects an estimated 6 million women in the US and 89 million worldwide. There is a higher incidence in women with early menarche, short cycles or menorrhagia, outflow obstruction, and is 6 to 7 times more prevalent in first degree relatives … Continue reading Endometriosis: Theory and Understanding
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views health as a balance between our internal and external environments. It seeks to achieve balance via integrative modalities such as acupuncture, herbal formulas, Tui Na, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, mind-body exercise and nutritional and lifestyle guidance. Acupuncture, like other TCM treatments, facilitates the body's innate healing abilities. It involves the insertion of fine, … Continue reading Acupuncture