Broth is Beautiful

‘Good broth will resurrect the dead’. Sally Fallon wrote a wonderful article on this old fashioned favorite – bone broth. Read about the miraculous healing effects of this traditional food from curing the common cold to helping with thyroid issues.
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Acupuncture Causes Brain Repair After Stroke

In this recent article, research reveals that acupuncture can play a role in nerve regeneration of the brain following a stroke due to restricted blood flow to the brain.

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Everyone Gets Acupuncture and so Should You!

Here is a fun music video to celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day (AOM Day) on October 24th. You’ll be amazed to hear how many celebrities and well-known people use Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for everything from colds and flus to healthier pregnancies to better athletic performance.

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BBC Video – Alternative Medicine: The Evidence of Healing

The BBC Television series Alternative Medicine: The Evidence examines the centuries-old medicine practices of acupuncture, herbs, and energy healing. Part 2 of this 3 part series follows a small number of energy healing practices that have been studied in Europe and the United States. Listen to personal success stories about energy healing and learn as BBC Television tries to uncover how this form of medicine works.

This entire 1 hour video Alternative Medicine: The Evidence of Healing is posted here for educational purposes.

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Scientists Seek Clues for Acupuncture’s Success

For over 2,000 years Acupuncture has been used as a successful form of medicine in China, Japan, India, and other Asian countries. However in America, scientists are just now beginning to understand why acupuncture is such an effective therapy for nearly any health condition.  This article features modern studies showing acupuncture to be a successful therapy for different health conditions including pain, depression, and the side effects of cancer drugs. Learn the scientific reasons behind acupuncture’s success as a natural health therapy. Read more

Wean Yourself Off Processed Foods in 7 Steps

Are you having difficultly changing to a healthier diet?  Learn 7 steps to help you make the transition easier and more enjoyable. This is a great article to help you get control of your health by replacing unhealthy foods with healthy, natural foods. Read more

The Chinese Medicine Diet

“I eat a healthy diet”. As a Chinese medicine practitioner, I hear this statement often in response to questioning patients on their food choices. But what is a healthy diet? You might be surprised at the answer. For a Chinese medicine practitioner, a traditional ‘healthy’ diet is very different than the modern food choices recommended on television and in magazines. The Chinese Medicine diet is based on energetic principles to encourage balance, clean burning digestion, and a well functioning body, free of disease and full of energy. Read more

Chinese Medicine Foods to Eat

At the top of this article is a quick list of foods to eat and foods to avoid, based on the Chinese Medicine diet.  After the “quick list” you will find more information explaining why certain foods are recommended and why others are to be avoided.  Alternative food choices and food substitutes are recommended and the importance of eating organic, non-GMO foods (genetically modified foods) and non-microwavable food is discussed. Read more

Chinese Medicine Sample Meals

In the previous article, I listed foods that were most balancing to achieve a clean burning metabolism that burns fat and gives you energy to spare. Most of my patients are too busy to cook so they rely on quick meals like breakfast bars, sandwiches, and fast foods from the drive thru. When I introduce them to this new way of eating, most of them do not know where to begin. For some people, it is a huge overhaul of their dietary habits. Breaking old habits and creating a new way of choosing food takes time but it can be done. This article will show you how easy it is to begin eating food that is both balancing and nutritious. Read more

Acupuncture Relieves Pain, Improves Function in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Acupuncture provides pain relief and improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. This landmark study was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), both components of the National Institutes of Health.

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