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Chinese Herbs for Anxiety
Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese Herbs and Anxiety

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, generalized anxiety involves a disharmony in certain organs in the body that throw our mental system out of whack. There is usually not one single organ that is disrupted but can be a complex array of different organs that cause pathology resulting in anxiety symptoms. The organs that are involved with anxiety in Chinese Medicine are the heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys.

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Acupuncture for Postpartum Care
Pregnancy & Postpartum

Acupuncture for Postpartum Care

One of the fields that we have become passionate about in our clinic is postpartum care. As we help women trying to conceive and then see them throughout their pregnancy to help nourish them, we did not focus as much on postpartum care since we thought many women have little ones at home and making it in for treatment becomes harder. Our patient base told us otherwise. The need for help with physical and emotional support became ever apparent to us. In fact, what we started to realize was the inadequate level of care women get in the United States after they give birth. A big focus of our attention was not just pre-natal care, it became “how can we best support our patients postpartum”.

Fall-Chinese-Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Fall Time In Chinese Medicine

It’s starting to be that time where the air feels lighter, cooler and more crisp, the leaves will start to change colors and we’ll start pulling out our winter clothes from their storage over the hot summer months. We haven’t quite reached fall in its entirety, though we can all sense that change is coming. We are currently in between seasons, or as it is referred to in Chinese Medicine: the inter-season.

Using a BBT Chart to Understand Fertility
Fertility

Using a BBT Chart to Understand Fertility

Modern technology provides incredible tools for helping menstruating individuals understand and track their cycles. Most people have apps on their phones that can help to project dates of optimal fertility by predicting ovulation. These apps are wonderful for so many people, especially for those who have very little experience tracking their cycles and are just learning how to understand how to predict upcoming cycles. However, a major caveat to using apps alone and sole predictors of fertility is that they are determined solely based on averages.

Acupuncture and IVF
Fertility

Acupuncture and IVF

When you are going through IVF it is not only an emotional roller coaster ride but also can be financially draining. You are looking for everything to help boost your chances of getting pregnant. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat infertility and now it used as an integrative approach for women undergoing assisted fertility treatments such as IUI and IVF.

What Does the Tongue Say About Your Health?
Alternative Health

What Does the Tongue Say About Your Health?

In my practice, along with a full interview and medical assessment, tongue diagnosis is one of the main tools I use to understand my patients’ state of health. Most patients are embarrassed to stick out their tongues or they wonder what I am doing staring it. So I am going to educate you on what I look for by observing the tongue and how the tongue is used as a gateway to your health.

The Benefits of Moxibustion Therapy
Acupuncture

The Benefits of Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion is a “warming” technique using the herb mugwort or ai ya in Chinese Medicine. Mugwort has been used in many different cultures for its medicinal properties. Moxibustion helps to increase blood circulation, tonify energy and stimulate digestive system function as well as boost the immune system. Moxibustion comes in different forms including direct and indirect moxibustion.

Fertility Acupuncture: Natural Ways To Help You Get Pregnant
Acupuncture

Fertility Acupuncture: Natural Ways To Help You Get Pregnant

When I first began my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I went into the medicine thinking I would treat more pain management but in my clinical studies I found the amazing benefits of Chinese Medicine and women’s health. That is where the passion grew and now, 10.5 years practicing, I still find the amazing effects of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in helping women get pregnant.

How Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat PCOS
Acupuncture

How Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat PCOS

In my practice, a number of women have come to me for the treatment of PCOS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a disorder of the reproductive system where testosterone levels are normally elevated. Signs and symptoms are irregular menstruation, thickened body hair, middle weight gain. An ultrasound can detect a “string of pearls” around the ovaries” where there are cysts that surround the ovary.

Amenorrhea: How to Restart Your Menstrual Cycle With Acupuncture
Acupuncture

Amenorrhea: How to Restart Your Menstrual Cycle With Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine offers a great benefit to females who have the absence of their period. First, let’s break down the menstrual cycle. When pregnancy does not take place, progesterone drops and it signals the feedback loop. When an individual does not have their period, there is pathology in this natural cycle.

Treatment of Hot Flashes With Chinese Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture

Treatment of Hot Flashes With Chinese Herbal Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, hot flashes normally occur because of an insufficiency of fluids called “yin”. Yin fluids cool our body. When our body is balanced and homeostasis is at an equilibrium, we should not feel hot nor cold.

Chinese Herbs for Anxiety
Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese Herbs and Anxiety

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, generalized anxiety involves a disharmony in certain organs in the body that throw our mental system out of whack. There is usually not one single organ that is disrupted but can be a complex array of different organs that cause pathology resulting in anxiety symptoms. The organs that are involved with anxiety in Chinese Medicine are the heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys.

Finding Ways to Tackle Stress and Get To Your Zen
Acupuncture

Stress: Finding Ways to Tackle Stress and Get To Your Zen

Acupuncture has become a mainstream treatment for stress management because it is safe and effective. Depending on the symptoms and what the patient is manifesting, acupuncture helps to reduce sympathetic nervous system activity as well as reduces cortisol levels.

How IBS Is Approached in Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture

How IBS Is Approached in Chinese Medicine

In IBS, the digestive system is not functioning efficiently and therefore gas, bloating, cramping, constipation, diarrhea or both appear. In Chinese Medicine, there are differences in symptoms that constitute different treatment protocols. Therefore, it is not under the umbrella of one diagnosis. Let’s look at the different diagnosis and treatments in Chinese Medicine for IBS.