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Lifestyle and Diet for a Cold or Flu: An Asian Medicine View, Part 2

Consuming an appropriate diet is essential in quickly resolving an illness. It is beneficial to sweat out a sickness, especially during its initial onset. It is also beneficial to strengthen the body’s Qi (energy) as a sickness preventative. It is important to avoid dairy, wheat, and sugar, as well as cold/ raw/ and/or frozen...

Reoccurring Colds, Chronic Bronchitis and How Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Can Help, Part 1

There are many reasons that the lungs become susceptible to sickness. The lungs often become weak due to damage caused by a serious illness, especially if the illness was never completely resolved. Many people report that they were rarely sick until they got one bad cold or flu, and now they are sick often....

Reoccurring Colds, Chronic Bronchitis and How Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Can Help, Part 2

Chronic bronchitis, which is a tenacious cough with phlegm that is deeply-seated in the lungs (at times with concurrent infection), can also be caused by lung weakness due to the reasons mentioned in Part 1. More often, however, this sort of cough is due to inappropriate diet, lifestyle, and/or treatment of a cold or...

Acupuncture Related Research- Key Issues and Concerns

Acupuncture Related Research- Key Issues and Concerns In this scientific era tested results, proof that something is effective, is often valued over the first-hand experience. Western research relies upon standardized protocol and isolating variables, so as to obtain reliable results. This is a legitimate and understandable approach when desiring concrete and repeatable outcomes. However, when...

Menopausal Support with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Menopausal Support with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Although other traditional Chinese medicine syndromes can be overlapped, in general women during menopause will have a pattern called Yin deficiency.  The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can cause a group of very uncomfortable symptoms for women, such as hot flashes, night sweats, emotional fluctuations, and...