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The Secret to Longevity

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Time goes by so fast when you are busy. I wonder therefore if you age more quickly when you have a lot going on? I wonder if a person could stay younger, longer by slowing down and living more simply?


According to the “Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine (The Neijing)”, there were four types of ancient peoples that existed on earth, a long time ago, tha...

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What to eat? Looking Back in Time for Perspective

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 12:20 AM



There is so much confusion and conflicting reports about what we need to eat to be healthy that many people are saying, “I don’t know what to eat anymore.” My thought is that surely someone smart enough to stick the human race on this planet, would be smart enough to give us the resources to survive and thrive.



The discussion about the latest and greatest super food and arch villain of the edible world, is alm...

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Emotions: the Good and the Bad

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 10:10 PM

  Suppressing emotions makes it harder to find our life path. It can also make us sick. Our life force needs to be flowing appropriately for us to be healthy. Just as blockages in the flow of Qi from trauma can cause pain, extremes in emotions affect the flow of Qi causing Qi and blood stagnation, heat, dampness and phlegm. These patterns that can produce a long list of physiological i...

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Maintaining Perspective in the Dead of Winter

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 9:35 AM

It is really hard to stay upbeat when we worry about news of perhaps another storm and more shovelling. Where to put it all…? Our leisure activities and travel has been reduced and that leaves us a lot of time to think about things.

That is not a bad thing really. Winter is all about going inward, hibernating in a way and conserving our energy. We can think about what we are doing in our lives and review where we really want to be. This is the real beginning of the ye...

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How to Get Healthy with Traditional Medicine

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Eat Your Medicine - your food is your medicine; Live According to the Seasons - get in synch with nature; Sleep/Breathe/Laugh - pay attention to your body; Be Yourself/Meditiate/Be Grateful - pay attention to your internal world and your authentic self

See Emma's article here: http://www.chinesemedicineliving.com/acupuncture/how-to-get-healthy-in-2016-with-chinese-medicine/?

Importance of Soaking your Feet

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Some of you have heard me tell you to soak your feet at night. Here is a great article. You can just use the water or the few herbs you recognize.:


Preparing for Winter

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 9:45 AM



Some of us look forward to this time of year. The air is so fresh and clean. Soon we will enjoy the silence of snow. Summer and fall are loud months. Voices carry on the wind, on the water and people are always outside laughing, talking and being busy. Have you ever noticed how much snow insulates and buffers out noise and sounds? If you are a “water element” like myself, you will look forward to the quiet, slower pace of winter.


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Autumn: Keep Your Feet Warm

Posted on September 7, 2015 at 9:55 PM

There's a popular saying in China: hanlu jiao bu lu. This means that people should not leave their feet bare because cold weather is on the way.See: Putting your best feet forward

Tips for a Healthy Fall

Posted on September 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM

.fall is about refinement. It's time to pare down, to let go of the excesses...focus on what's necessary for winter...See: 7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

Don't Mask your Symptoms. Listen to Them

Posted on August 20, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Chinese medicine physicican & psychiatrist, Dr. Jingduan Yang, says: "Treat symptoms as your friends, not your enemies. Do not silence them or kill them. They are trying to give you important messages. We should respect them and listen to them. We then can make changes in our lifestyles, treat the root causes of problems, and live longer, healthier, and happier lives." See Don't Mask Yo...

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Chinese Medicine and Depression

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 10:00 PM

In Chinese medicine, depression can be an expression of an imbalance that can be related to a number of different patterns...(it) is effective at addressing depression with naturally safe modalities that resolve the root imbalances...See: Chinese Medicine and Depression

Myths about Acupuncture

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 10:05 PM

With acupuncture continuing to grow in popularity and gain acceptance by mainstream medicine, it's important to clarify a few myths and misconceptions...See: Myths about Acupuncture

New Research on Menstrual Cramp Relief

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 9:40 PM

New evidence finds acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine effective for the treatment of menstrual pain.One study reveals a popular herbal medicine for the relief of cramping and pain. Another study found acupuncture as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for menstrual related pain. See: Menstrual Cramp Relief

Healthy Aging: Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Although the risk of disease and disability clearly increase with advancing age, poor health is not an inevitable consequence of aging. Throughout the middle and later years, people gradually develop signs and symptoms of aging, like graying and thinning of the hair, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, infertility, diminished sexual function, menopause, forgetfulness, urinary and bowel incontinence, pain and weakness in the lower back, hip, and knees, reduced bone density, and increased risk ...

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Revive Your "Get Up and Go" Using Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 10:15 PM

Fatigue, from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, has many different causes. The remedy will be different depending upon the type of fatigue it is. If you experience fatigue, here are tips that lead to vibrant energy. See: Revive Your "Get Up and Go" Using Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture for Children?

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 9:35 PM

But while some kids may find acupuncture unsettling, the practice... is generally safe for them, according to a new review that is among the first to tackle the issue. See: Is Acupuncture Safe For Children?

Chinese herbs can help symptoms of Diabetes

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 9:15 AM

This study involved a controlled clinical trial of 800 type 2 diabetic adults, comparing the anti-diabetic drug Glibenclamide as a stand-alone treatment and treatment with Glibenclamide in conjunction with traditional Chinese medicine....Results show patients treated with traditional Chinese medicine were more than a third less likely to experience hypoglycaemia—dangerously low levels of blood sugar—than those treated with Glibenclamide only.... See

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Research Says Acupuncture Fights Dementia

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Two recent studies using acupuncture showed positive results for patients suffering from vascular dementia. The research showed that acupuncture improved their cognitive function and social behavior... See: New Research Says Acupuncture Fights Dementia


Acupuncture and Varicose Veins?

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:05 AM

Many people believe that acupuncture is limited to treat nerve and pain syndromes. It then comes as a surprise to people to learn that acupuncture can help with blood circulation problems such as chest pain from heart disease, varicose veins, Raynaud’s disease and diabetes related peripheral neuropathy. See Varicose Veins

Acupuncture for the Emotions

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 9:35 AM

How do you feel? Healthy? Strong? Confident? Free?  Imagine your life without all the drama. No more extreme highs and lows, roller coaster moods, or debilitating stress. You are emotionally balanced. A style of acupuncture known as Five Element focuses on helping us achieve this kind of emotional balance in our lives... See: Acupuncture for the Emotions