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In my blog I will discuss everything TCM.  Questions my patients ask, new research, answers to questions I receive online, my clinic experiences… Feel free to send questions to me on the topic of Traditional Chinese Medicine and I will answer to the best of my knowledge.

I needed both to share this ‘magic’ and to understand ‘how’, so I began my studies. The magic continues but the “how” question remains.

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Acupuncture: How Does it Work? – Series; Part 1

I needed both to share this ‘magic’ and to understand ‘how’, so I began my studies. The magic continues but the “how” question remains. Throughout my career, I’ve been on a journey of discovery. I began this journey having had the experience that indeed acupuncture...

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On many days, air particulate numbers in Vancouver exceeded those of any other city on the planet!

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Holy Smoke!

This August turned out record numbers for air pollution as wildfires blew thick smoke throughout BC and the western states of the US. Vancouver sits nicely in the bottom of the valleys created by several mountain chains that channel smoke from all directions into the Lower Mainland.

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 Wei Qi is like our shields.  When it is strong, we remain healthy and well, despite the barrage of pathogens we encounter.  When it is weak, we easily catch colds and our asthma and allergies are triggered.

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“Dammit, Jim! I’m a Doctor, not a Magician!” ~ Bones, Star Trek

The Lung is the domain of Wei Qi, or Defensive Energy. It is the Energy that circulates on the exterior of the body, protecting us from nefarious, airborne substances in our environment.

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“We are what we eat”, or, as I prefer to put it, “We are what we don’t excrete”.

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The Number One Way to Help Me Help You

"We are what we eat", or, as I prefer to put it, "We are what we don't excrete". As my partner in helping you achieve ideal health, your job is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Every disease can be categorized as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Pattern of Imbalance....

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The recent development of the technology of Probiotics has had me consider their categorization of Flavor and Property according to TCM principles.

 

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Series: Probiotics – Spleen Qi Troops

Traditional Chinese Medicine categorizes all medicinal substances by their holistic effect on the body. Each herb, each type of food is described by both its Flavor and its Property.

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Being a ‘meditator’ doesn’t require one to live in a yurt, to be into aromatherapy, to appreciate the music of Cat Stephens, or to be able to say ‘Namaste’ without irony.  Meditation is simple, secular, and largely scientifically validated.

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Meditation: Is it Weird?

I’m often asked what I think of meditation. If I could have all my patients take on one thing I believe would most benefit their health, it would be to adopt a daily meditation practice.

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