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Archive for Acupuncture

6 Tips to Nourish the Spleen in the Long-Summer

“The Long-Summer corresponds to the Spleen & Stomach and the element of Earth” – Traditional Chinese Medicine Fundamentals The Spleen builds the Qi and the Blood. It supports the Immune System. The 5 Element System includes a fifth season that we know in the West…

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5 Chinese Medicine Tips to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave

Excessive heat in the summer months can cause rashes, heatstroke, dehydration and even death. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long recognized the negative health effects of excessive heat in the body. Heat not only comes from outside, but inside too. Internal heat can be generated…

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3 Steps to Treating Environmental and Seasonal Allergies with Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is always engaged in a battle between “True Energy” and Evil Energy.” It may sound biblical, but it has nothing to do with religion. It has everything to do the healthy balance within the body. “True Energy”, known…

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14 Habits for Good Health, Longevity & Happiness

Health is a journey of continual balance and adjustment. The ancient Chinese realized this through the yin and yang theory. Yin and yang represent the dualistic nature of reality: Night and day, up and down, dark and light, positive and negative, hot and cold, active…

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How does Acupuncture Work?

Watch this BBC documentary about the science of acupuncture As part of the documentary, you will see an young women having an open heart surgery without any anaesthetics, using just acupuncture, a 3,000 years old medical procedure. You will also see how it helps to…

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6 Natural Ways to Protect Yourself Against Colds, Coughs & The Flu using Chinese Medicine.

6 Ways to Help Your Immune System Fend Off Colds, Coughs and Flu Symptoms By: Blaise T. Ryan, R.TCMP, R.Ac Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist Colds, coughs and the flu virus can affect us at any time of year.  Some of us are more prone…

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Acupuncture for Seasonal Transitions

(FRANÇAIS ci-dessous) … Seasonal transitions are not always easy for even the healthiest of people.  Especially this time of year when the days are getting shorter, Vitamin D is in short supply and our bodies shirk away from the cold winds of winter. Traditional Chinese medicine…

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What can acupuncture treat?

What Can Acupuncture Help With? Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine have proven to be successful in treating a wide variety of health conditions.  A lot of people are drawn to acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a “last resort” to try and help a medical problem…

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