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.
In the hands of a licensed practitioner, acupuncture is a powerful tool to get you back to your physical activities quickly.
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.read more
Chinese medicine works by regulating a confused immune system so that it no longer is over or under responsive to substances in the environment.
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.read more
For some, outdoor activities present a barrage of asthma triggers.
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).read more
Guest Blog Q & A from the Itchy Little World WordPress site. Their site is a great reference for parents of children afflicted by eczema.
As promised, here is the follow-up Q & A selection posted on the Itchy Little World Wordpress site.read more
Guest Blog on 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.read more
A few more of my favorite Chinese herbs used to treat Asthma
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.read more
I’ve made up a list of a few Traditional Chinese Medicine substances commonly used by Chinese herbalists in treating Asthma.
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.read more