The Amazing Science of Auriculotherapy

How Pressing Specific Points on Your Outer Ear Can Help You Stop Smoking … Eliminate Pain … Shed Excess Weight … Quit the Alcohol Habit …and Heal over 350 Diseases Continue reading

How to Become a Nutritional Health Professional Who Is Legally Allowed to Use Food as Medicine

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How Chinese Medicine Can Naturally Boost Your Fertility

Did you know that Chinese herbs can boost your fertility? Try using natural Chinese herbs to help you get pregnant. For many years, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have helped many women become pregnant who have experienced infertility problems. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for Continue reading

Medical Treatments for Cold, Damp and Wind

People throughout the world claim that  the weather has a direct connection to their health – from changing symptoms of  current ailments to the increased susceptibility to a new sickness. Atmospheric  scientists have been studying weather’s impact on the human body for years  (called biometeorology), Continue reading

Natural Ways to Move Mucus and Expel Phlegm

Spring is around the corner and as it begins to warm up, no one wants to deal with any lingering congestion from this winter’s variety of allergies, coughs and colds. Congestion can be more than the physical buildup of fluids that causes headaches, difficulty breathing, postnasal drip and coughs. It can also cause brain fuzziness, fatigue, Continue reading

Chinese Medicine’s Natural Ways to Ease Colitis

Since colitis is a common and frustrating disease, it’s no surprise that Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed techniques to handle it. The cause of this inflammatory bowel disease is not fully known, but there are established Chinese healing secrets to help you deal with it.

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Four Ways to Make Meat Healthier

When stressing  the importance of a balanced diet filled with nutrient-dense healing foods, meat quite often,  does not fall into these categories, but of course meat is a huge part of American cuisine. So here we present some tips, courtesy of TraditionalChinese Medicine, about how to ensure you stay healthy with your meat consumption.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine May Effectively Promote Fertility

Over the past few decades, there has been a growing interest in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) techniques in the U.S. Americans have been exploring how these alternative remedies can treat disease, ease pain and promote fertility. Continue reading

Medicine Gets a Feel for the Orient

Acupuncture is being trialed in emergency rooms in Victorian hospitals.

AFTER more than 2500 years, traditional Chinese medicines and therapies are finding a place in the once-sceptical world of Western emergency departments and medical laboratories.

The Chinese Medicine department at RMIT’s School of Health Sciences, the largest provider of Chinese medicine studies in Australia, is collaborating with a range of Victorian hospitals to trial the use and benefits of ancient remedies such as acupuncture and ginseng.

Acupuncture has been trialled on patients suffering acute pain in emergency rooms at the Alfred, Northern, Epworth and Cabrini Hospitals, while ginseng – a root believed to increase stamina and quality of life since the 11th century – is being tested to relieve symptoms of chronic lung disease at Box Hill Hospital and Austin Health.

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3 Excellent Fasts from Traditional Chinese Medicine

These fasts can do wonders for your natural health.

1. The Cooked Grain Fast
Whole grains are a huge part of the Asian diet. Anyone with cold or deficient symptoms will benefit from a whole grain fast, as will those who want to sharpen their concentration and memory. It must last at least three days, and you must chew food very thoroughly. Whole grain rice and other grains, such as millet, barley, and whole wheat, are common staples. If you’re out to detox, millet is your best bet. Drink some warming herbal teas if you have “cold” symptoms (here “cold” refers to a specific aspect of symptoms in Chinese medicine, not the common cold). Continue reading

2 Popular Fasts From Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, steeped in 5,000-plus years of wisdom, is brimming with herbal remedies, food cures, acupuncture, and meditative exercises such as tai chi. In keeping with its strong reliance on food, Chinese medicine uses many fasts to enhance health, lift moods, cleanse the body, build strength, eliminate acid and mucus, and take the burden off of certain organs. Here are the first two of five fasts we’ll present, used in Asia for specific purposes.

It may take a visit to a Chinese medicine practitioner to fully understand your particular symptoms. Everyone would do well to get themselves checked out according to this style of medicine.

1. Raw Produce & Liquids
Nobody with symptoms of coldness or deficiency should attempt this diet. Symptoms of these include chills, white complexion, thin/watery mucus, hardened joints, difficulty bending and moving, weakness, shallow breathing, and overall frailty. Continue reading

Med Schools Accepting Alternative Therapies

After noticing the growing number of Americans turning to alternative medicine, medical schools across the country are finally beginning to offer courses in the field. According to U.S. News University Connection, schools are now teaching acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine principles to future doctors.

The news provider reports that medical universities such as the South Bay School of Nursing in California are offering classes in acupressure and other alternative therapies, in the hope that this will help their students find jobs in a greater number of institutions that embrace these practices.

Students who feel passionate about this subject may consider attending the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which offers a dual master’s degree from the U.S. and China, Continue reading

Restoring Sexual Function Using a Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes a holistic approach to improving sexual performance. By boosting your “essence of life,” TCM rebalances your internal forces and restores libido in ways that acknowledge the interconnections of all the aspects of your health.

TCM views the human body as an organic whole. As such, the various parts of the body are inseparable in structure; individual organ functions are related to and influenced by the function of other organs, the mind, physical actions and the environment. Nothing is viewed as separate. Although many Westerners have difficulty grasping TCM’s strange vocabulary, its techniques are of great benefit. Continue reading

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Depression

Today, it is estimated that five million Americans are taking Prozac. Unfortunately, over the last seven years there have been 31,000 reports of adverse reactions to this powerful drug. More and more people struggling with depression are beginning to ask, “Is there any safe, effective treatment that I can use regularly without worrying about side effects? What is the natural way to deal with depression?”

We are often asked the same question by patients, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals: “How do Chinese, Japanese, and other people from Asia deal with depression?” Prozac is not familiar to most Chinese, not even the health professionals in China. Many popular anti-depression drugs are not available in hospitals in China.  Continue reading

Honeysuckle: An Ancient Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herb

Honeysuckle is one of the oldest medicinal herbs in known history. Sometimes referred to as woodbine, European honeysuckle was once used widely to treat urinary complaints, asthma, and during childbirth. In traditional Chinese medicine, honeysuckle has been used medicinally for millenia. The first known reference to the honeysuckle plant as a medicinal plant is in the Tan Ben Cao that was written in A.D. 659. In traditional Chinese medicine, honeysuckle is considered one of the most important herbs for releasing poisons from the body and clearing heat from the body.

There are three main parts of the honeysuckle plant that are used medicinally: the flowers, the flower buds, and the stems.

The flowers are traditionally used to make syrup  Continue reading