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Herbs for health and libido

September 28, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  Natural, inexpensive, powerful and free of pharmaceutical side-effects, herbs have long been recognized as sexual enhancers, improving libido and sexual function in both men and women. However, the following substances appear to improve overall health and comfort levels as well. Blended into synergetic compounds, they increase in potency. Maca (Peruvian ginseng) […]

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Anger and Asian Medicine

September 27, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  When an obstacle gets in the way of a goal, we feel frustration, then anger. In Asian medicine, anger is associated with the Wood process. The Wood organs are the liver and the gallbladder. Although often perceived as negative, anger can be a positive if it promotes a non-damaging action that […]

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Dong Bing Xia Zhi for respiratory problems

September 25, 2012

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by QiLing Lu —  A special treatment called San Fu Jiu, based on the interconnection between earth, sky and the human body, is employed by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the summer to reduce respiratory problems in the winter. San Fu Jiu strengthens immunity by using three treatments, along with acupuncture and herbs, that are […]

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Cosmetic acupuncture: A great alternative

September 23, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Cosmetic acupuncture is an area of Oriental medicine that reduces wrinkles; rejuvenates the skin; reduces cellulite, acne, varicose veins and scar inflammation; and augments and enhances the breasts. This specialty area of acupuncture is non-radical, has no side-effects and is a safe procedure that leaves patients feeling healthier and looking […]

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Building a healthy immune system

September 19, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  The first step to having a healthy immune system is a well-balanced diet filled with fresh organic fruits, vegetables, grains, seaweeds, raw nuts, seeds and fresh, pure water. A vegetarian diet does not automatically equate with a healthier body. A diet with small amounts of meat protein, coupled with a greater […]

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Ai Chi — A symphony for the mind, body and spirit

September 17, 2012

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by Jane Copper —  Ai Chi, a simple water exercise and relaxation program, is performed using a combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements of the arms, legs and torso in a flowing yet powerful progression. Ruth Sova, author and founder of the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, says, “Ai Chi, flowing aquatic energy, is […]

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Community Acupuncture: making healthcare accessible

September 9, 2012

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by Kim Blankenship —  Acupuncture in America traditionally has been available only to a small percentage of the population who can afford to pay out-of-pocket expenses or who have insurance covering alternative medical modalities. This is changing now thanks to the grassroots Community Acupuncture movement that began in Portland, Ore., about five years ago. The […]

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Healing with sound

September 9, 2012

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by Sunanda Harrell-Stokes —  Every cell in our body is a sound resonator. Every cell lives in a rhythmic pattern. Each organ has its own cycle and its own pulse. Each system has a cycle, rhythm, pattern and pulse. We exist in a world of vibration. Sound healing seeks to harmonize, balance and reconnect the […]

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Nourishing health by harmonizing yin and yang

September 8, 2012

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by Don Matesz —  Have you noticed that we can divide every aspect of experience into simple opposites: hot/cold, inside/outside, male/female, dry/wet, rough/smooth, peak/valley and so on? These represent the complementary, ever-present forces of yin and yang. Oriental medicine identifies yin-yang imbalances, and uses modalities like nutrition, herbal medicine and acupuncture to harmonize these forces. […]

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The psyche of infertility

September 7, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Most of us would agree that the mind and body work together. The emotional and psychological factors/forces involved in infertility can be dealt with by talking with a health care professional or by using the body to help heal the mind and emotions and aid fertility. A healthy, peaceful mind […]

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Treat fibromyalgia with acupuncture

September 6, 2012

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by Dr. Simon Shim and Paul Shim —  “Chest out and stand up straight!” That is what I always tell people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM) because, in spite of modern treatment, the patient experiences widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The area of pain is where muscles connect to bones. […]

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Acupuncture for migraines

September 4, 2012

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by Don Matesz —  If you get migraines, you are not alone. Approximately 28 million Americans (one in 10) suffer with you. Migraine sufferers rarely get lasting relief from medications. Fortunately, research published in the March 2008 issue of the journal Headache indicates that properly applied acupuncture can significantly reduce migraine disability and medication use. […]

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How does acupuncture work?

August 28, 2012

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by Don Matesz —  Have you ever wondered how acupuncture actually works? I could tell you how it affects the flow of qi and blood in the channels, how these channels connect to the internal organs and much more from Chinese medical theory, but you might fall asleep. Most people have no idea how aspirin […]

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