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.

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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Guest Blog on treating Pediatric Eczema with Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Treating Pediatric Eczema with Traditional Chinese Medicine

I was recently contacted via Twitter by a prominent eczema care company (@eczema_company) and asked to contribute as a guest to their blog site to speak to how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help treat the condition. Subsequently, they have put together another post of questions they and their readers had for me following my post, along with my answers to those questions, which has been published today at itchylittleworld.wordpress.com.

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A few more of my favorite Chinese herbs used to treat Asthma

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Amazing Chinese Herbs for Asthma – Part II

As we pass the midway point of Asthma Awareness Month, here are a few more of my favorite Chinese herbs used to treat Asthma. The trick is that, not only do the herbs have an anti-inflammatory quality (good to treat any of the allergic conditions), but they also have an immuno-regulatory quality, bringing balance to an over-reactive immune system. Again, I will refer the reader to this link to the PDF of a scientific trial done in New York by Drs. Li and Brown showing how the ASHMI formula had this effect on the subjects in the study.

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I’ve made up a list of a few Traditional Chinese Medicine substances commonly used by Chinese herbalists in treating Asthma.

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Amazing TCM herbs used to treat asthma: Part I

May is Asthma Awareness Month. Events are being held across North America in an effort to increase awareness and educate the public on the condition, which seems to be increasing in epidemic proportions.

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Over time, treatment will result in a stronger immune system and a higher tolerance to the triggers causing asthma.

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Like Drowning in Air

The first Tuesday in May is designated World Asthma Day (WAD) by the Global Initiative for Asthma. This year, it falls on May 1, and this year’s theme is “You Can Control Your Asthma”.

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