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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.

Only recently are we discovering some long-term deleterious effects of our overuse of antibiotics.  We are learning that in killing off the harmful bacteria, the good bacteria would also be sacrificed.
In this series, I will be explaining how probiotics relate to the Traditional Chinese Medicine theories of health and balance, and how I’ve been able to effectively incorporate their use in my practice.

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Series: Probiotics – Send In the Cavalry!

It was 87 years ago that Sir Alexander Fleming stumbled across the invention of Penicillin, launching humanity into an unprecedented era of disease eradication. The short-term results were astoundingly positive!

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With this sticky, viscous substance in our Lung system, we become more prone to catching lingering coughs, colds, and flus, to developing allergies, asthma, and a worsening of other chronic lung conditions.

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Ensuring a Strong Immune System

By theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are 5 seasons correlating to the 5-elements. The elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water correspond respectively with the seasons of Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

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In the hands of a licensed practitioner, acupuncture is a powerful tool to get you back to your physical activities quickly.

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Acupuncture for Injury Rehab

The most energetically active part of the year, Yang Within Yang, has just come and gone. The summer solstice brought us the most hours of sun of any day of the year. According to TCM theory, this is the time of year of the fullest expression of vitality, where the most active energy is available for use.

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Chinese medicine works by regulating a confused immune system so that it no longer is over or under responsive to substances in the environment.

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Summer Allergies: Grass Pollens

The arrival of July brings with it a host of new summer allergens, the most common of which are grass pollens. The smell of freshly cut grass has me chomping at the bit to get outside and exercise. For some, this same fresh smell heralds the beginning of yet another month of sniffles and dry eyes.

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For some, outdoor activities present a barrage of asthma triggers.

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Running Out of Air – Exercise Induced Asthma

Well, it’s June! It’s time to get outside and run around, explore, have adventures in the great outdoors. Not so fast! (pun intended)

For some, outdoor activities present a barrage of asthma triggers. The simple increase in breathing rate and depth can be a trigger for those with the condition known as Exercise Induced Asthma (EIA).

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Guest Blog Q & A  from the Itchy Little World WordPress site.  Their site is a great reference for parents of children afflicted by eczema.

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Guest Blog Q & A: Pediatric Eczema

As promised, here is the follow-up Q & A selection posted on the Itchy Little World Wordpress site.

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