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Recently a friend of mine gave me a piece of organic ginger that had a little shoot starting on it. I put it in a pot with some soil and it has been growing really quickly! Ginger is a very useful and powerful food/herb. It is found in many traditional Chinese herbal formulas and is...
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  Have you ever been in a situation where everyone you live with comes down with the cold and you fear that you’re next? Or have you ever been on a plane and the person next to you keeps sneezing? ….Enter Jade Windscreen Powder (Yu Ping Feng San). Jade Windscreen Powder (Yu Ping Feng San)...
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This month I’ve seen a lot of people struggle with sinus infections and nasal congestion from the common cold. Here are some self-care regimens that you can perform at home to ease the pain and pressure in the head, as well as difficulty breathing associated with sinusitis and the cold.  It’s especially useful to do...
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Acupuncture Berea, Acupuncture Elizabethtown, Acupuncture Lexington, KY, Articles, Health, Ky By Arwen Careaga, LAc., MSTOM, NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture This is a fairly short article, but important – if you consider it important to avoid unnecessary suffering, that is! Two days ago, I was working from 9-8, entering data, etc., and sitting in the air conditioning in a sleeveless, collar-less...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”It’s That Time of Year Again”] It’s cold and flu season. Now is the time to get prepared! Come in and get a free copy of our herbal home tea remedy you can make yourself. Yummy and potent! Stock up on your prescriptions and patents for cold and flu prevention: pro-dromal stage, head...
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Recently I attended the 2013 Pacific Symposium for PDA points. One of the presentations was on gua sha. It turns out that Gua Sha is even BETTER than I thought! Look at all it has been proven using western research methods to do: Increase skin surface, connective tissue, and muscle micro-perfusion; resulting in regulation of...
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The Chinese “5 Elements” are actually more like Five Phases or seasons. They are winter, spring, summer, late-summer, and autumn or Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each “Element” or “phase of energy” is associated with one of several things: Viscera – an organ that “stores” energy; Fire = heart, Wood = liver, Water =...
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Many patients have asked me about how to enhance their longevity and quality of life. I am happy to report that there is indeed built into Chinese philosophy the aspects most sought out by Americans and Baby Boomers! It is called Yang (yawng) Shen (shinn) or Nourishing Life (Jap: Yojokun). To discuss this I will...
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In TCM, there are 6 main types of headaches. I’d also like to add four more, and discuss ways of dealing with them. Taiyang (frontal & occipital) Causes: Qi deficiency, wind-cold attack, excessive thinking, and glucose imbalances. Treatments: Typically speaking, all of these have a root in qi deficiency or qi taxation. The main thing...
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Cold & Flu Explained The west has a lot of newfangled ideas about how colds, caused by rhinovirus, and flu, caused by the influenza retrovirus, are caught and treated. I say newfangled, because prior to the 1950’s, everyone around the world knew about the connection between a medical condition called Exposure, and cold and flu. Famously...
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