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Chinese Herbal Medicine for COVID-19: An Informational Guide

Currently, the USA is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more reported cases than any other country in the world. As of the end of March 2020, we are only at the beginning of the surge in illness. Hospitals and healthcare facilities in many parts of the USA may soon be swamped beyond capacity. It behooves us to utilize

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Acupuncture

Healing Chronic Pain: Spring & the Wood Element in Five Element Acupuncture

Relieving Pain, Restoring Movement with Five Element Acupuncture Pain, especially chronic pain, is understood in Five Element Acupuncture as a signal of stagnation. In other words, pain is the result of an interruption of natural flow and movement in the tissues of the body. In health, energy, blood and fluids move unimpeded to nourishment the entire being. Trauma and injury

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Immune Wellness
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Immune Wellness: Health Tips and Strategies

An Ounce of Prevention for Immune Wellness The cold and flu season is here!  The old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” definitely applies to immune wellness.  The most important thing that you can do for immune wellness is to strengthen your body’s ability to respond to stress before you become ill. Healthy lifestyle habits are vital

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Traveler’s Diarrhea: Natural Treatment and Prevention

Health Risks of Vacation Travel If you have been vacationing internationally, or even camping and backpacking this summer, beware of traveler’s diarrhea!  You may find yourself returning home from holiday with an unwanted companion in your digestive tract.   Traveler’s diarrhea afflicts 30% to 70% of international travelers.  It is a common symptom of infection with one of several intestinal

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Acupuncture

Healing Thyroid Disorders: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Thyroid (Part III)

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Thyroid Health Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine for thyroid disorders is not a new idea. Although lab tests of thyroid function only go back a few decades, traditional Chinese physicians understood the signs and symptoms that we now know can be caused by thyroid disorders. For centuries, they used acupuncture and Chinese medicine for thyroid

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Potent Partners: Mushroom Nutrition and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Mushroom Nutrition and Medicine, East and West Don’t underestimate the lowly mushroom! There’s far more to mushroom nutrition than you may think. Even the common button mushrooms at the grocery store are packed with valuable nutrients. Wild and specially mushrooms are prized for culinary use across traditional cultures East and West – porcini, morels, chanterelles, truffles, maitake, shiitake, oysters and

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