TCM Articles

Using Chinese medicine to reverse premature fertility decline

There’s been a lot in the news lately about how female fertility declines dramatically after the women turn 35.
Of course age matters and if you’re in your 20’s or early 30’s and wondering if now’s the time to expand your family, don’t wait.
But what if you’re one of the millions of women in your late 30’s or 40’s who discovered love late or only now decided to add to your family? If you’re trying to conceive, then hearing physicians and the...

Prince Charles Warns of GMO Crops "disaster"

Prince Charles said the widespread use of genetically-modified crops would the "biggest disaster environmentally of all time" in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday.
The 59-year-old heir to the throne is well-known for his support of organic farming but his comments during an interview with the Daily Telegraph are his most outspoken attack yet on GMO foods.
His views will strike a chord in Britain where biotech crops have faced...

New Study Shows Pregnancy Rates Double with Chinese Herbal Medicine

Up to 50 % of infertile couples are turning to alternative therapies such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help boost their chances of conceiving and managing the stress that struggling with infertility creates Health and Wellness
A recent study from the Adelaide University titled "Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the Management of Female Infertility: A Systematic Review" found that that "Chinese herbal therapy...

Mediclear: A Spring Cleaning for the Mind, Body, and Soul

To improve on my customer-centered care, stop smoking, and look after my body, I decided to do the mediclear cleanse. I wanted to be more supportive for our clients while getting healthy myself. I spent a few week smentally preparing myself and my boyfriend, Jared, for the cleanse. We were both ready to get our health on track, until Jared read how many weeks we would be on cleanse and what foods we would need to eliminate! No wheat, dairy,...

Eastern Medicine and Western Science: The Grand Convergence

Astonishing advances in physics and cell biology have recently toppled the philosophical underpinnings of conventional biomedicine. A new energy-based vitalistic philosophy emphasizing the organizing role of body, mind and spirit is arising from the ashes of materialistic science.
This philosophical phoenix wears the cloak of Oriental Medicine. Once thought to be in the domain of genes, the control of anatomy, physiology and behavior are now...

CHINESE MEDICINE IN CRISIS: SCIENCE, POLITICS, AND THE MAKING OF "TCM"

The latter half of the 19th century and through the end of the 20th century has been a time of great political, economic, cultural, and scientific transformation in China. Chinese medicine, the shining gem of traditional science, has had to endure many assaults in this process, sinking the field into a quagmire where it had to fight bitterly for its own survival. This course of events can be called "The Century When Traditional Chinese...

Blending the Science of Reproductive Technology with the Art of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Treating Infertility with Chinese medicine has been recorded in our ancient texts and on the backs of turtle shells for thousands of years. Western medicine has been treating disease for a couple hundred years. Reproductive medicine is one of our newest sciences. The first test tube baby was born less than thirty years ago. Over the recent five years, some conclusions have been made regarding the utility of acupuncture in conjunction with...

Acupuncture with hypnosis looks promising

QUESTION: Do you know what would happen if you combined acupuncture with hypnosis? Would using both at the same time work better than either one alone?
DR. WEIL: You raise an interesting question -- one that my colleague Steven Gurgevich, PhD., has been investigating. Steve teaches mind/body medicine at the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona, and he is a faculty member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis...

Acupuncture Relief Project -Nepal 2010

I arrived in Chapagong, Nepal, with two large bags overflowing with medical supplies. Appointed as the sole available doctor for the monsoon season in the ongoing rotation of health care practitioners organized by the Acupuncture Relief Project, which provides services at the Vajra Varahi Health Centre.
The Vajra Varahi Health Center has been open for two years now and offers a myriad of health services. These services are available for an...

Acupuncture may be effective for menstrual pain

Acupuncture can help relieve menstrual pain and improve the quality of life for some women, a new study from Germany shows.
Because the acupuncture patients were compared with a control group who received no therapy, rather than a "sham," or fake, version of the treatment, the placebo effect could have played a role, Dr. Claudia M.Witt of Charite University Medical Center in Berlin and her colleagues acknowledge.
"Nevertheless, our study...

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