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Severe menstrual cramps — could it be endometriosis?

April 21, 2013

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by Sima Aidun —  Endometrium is the tissue that lines the uterus and is shed during the menstrual period. In some women, the same tissue can be found growing where it doesn’t belong, outside the uterus. For example, it can grow on the ovaries, bowel or bladder and, though rare, can be found in locations […]

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Treating eye problems with colored lights and acupuncture

April 20, 2013

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by Dr. Edward C. Kondrot —  How can colored light applied to the skin help treat eye problems? Contrary to what you might imagine, the answer is tied to the familiar Chinese system of medicine called acupuncture. The Chinese have observed that energy, or chi, travels through the body in specific meridians, located near the […]

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Biofeedback for painless feedback

March 26, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone — Hundreds of blood, urine, saliva and hair tests are available that can provide key answers in determining if and what malfunction your body is experiencing. While these tests can be essential in a diagnosis, all too often their results provide more questions than answers. Results vary depending on many factors […]

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Do I love my pain?

March 13, 2013

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by Dr. Tom Stempel —  Pain is a message from your body telling you something is wrong or out of balance. It often originates in your emotions or spirit. We each have a place where we hold stress or tension; frequently, it’s in the shoulders or back muscles, which can result in a headache, stiff […]

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Treating infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine and pelvic exercises

January 22, 2013

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by Dasha Trebichavsk —  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) employs a broad spectrum of treatment modalities including herbs, acupuncture and bodywork, as well as dietary and lifestyle adjustments. One of its least commonly advertised uses is in the field of infertility. Successful treatment of infertility dates back in China to the Sui Dynasty (589 CE). Chinese […]

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Depression: What you need to know

January 21, 2013

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by Dr. Melissa Dawahare —  Everything seems to be going your way. You just received that promotion at work. Your family life is calm, peaceful and supportive. But inside, you feel empty, sad and have no interest in your normal activities. You may be restless, irritable or cry excessively. Your sleep pattern is disturbed. You […]

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Falling off the balance beam

January 17, 2013

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by Dr. Tom Stempel —  We often hear people say, “I feel out of balance.” Usually they are referring to spiritual or emotional feelings, but if you observe them closely, you can often see that the emotional or spiritual imbalance also causes them to be out of balance physically. Tight neck or shoulder muscles may […]

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Acupuncture and fertility

December 30, 2012

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by Sima Aidun — There are many different ways to reach a single goal. Both Chinese and Western medicine have accomplished great feats over the last century, treating numerous diseases, saving thousands of lives and improving the quality of life for others. By utilizing the best these two worlds have to offer, it is possible […]

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EMDR — a power therapy

December 26, 2012

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by Jef Gazley —  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the middle 1980s. EMDR is one of the newer “power” therapies that has recently been acknowledged and accepted by the professional counseling community and the general public. They are known as power therapies because they work much more […]

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What is the purpose of Traditional Chinese Medicine?

November 30, 2012

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by David Lowenstein —  What is the original purpose of Oriental Medicine, which includes acupuncture, bodywork and herbal remedies? One of the oldest texts in Asian Medicine, the Shen Nong Ben Cao, describes the hierarchy of healing that interestingly mirrors the hierarchy of needs as proposed by psychologist Abraham Maslow. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, […]

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The kidneys in Chinese medicine

November 14, 2012

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by Christopher Vedeler —  In the West, we know the kidneys are sophisticated filters that remove toxins from the blood. They also play a key role in balancing water and electrolytes in the body. In Chinese medicine, the kidneys represent the deepest level of our physical being and are also critical to water metabolism. Water […]

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The energetic component of fertility

November 10, 2012

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by Nancy Beauchamp —  Some things in life are free. Most things we put our minds to we can accomplish. One very important exception seems to be parenthood. Couples who long for a child but are unable to conceive can be stymied about what to do to accomplish their hearts’ desire. Allopathic medicine proposes many […]

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Why aren’t you letting go?

November 8, 2012

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by Dr. David Lowenstein —  Dina was a patient who suffered from fibromyalgia and depression, as diagnosed by her medical doctor. The overall impression was that she was “holding on” emotionally. She could not or would not let go of many painful events from her life. After an examination based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, the […]

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