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  • Acupuncture for Acid Reflux

    Reflux is a common complaint for the stomach and digestive system related diseases or other diseases that affect the digestive system or CNS. In Chinese medicine and acupuncture the nature of the reflux, nausea, even vomiting are about the same. Therefore, the treatment used is very similar. Here, mainly, we will...

  • No Breast Milk or Too Much Breast Milk

    Do you have a breast milk problem after having a baby? We’ve seen it before. In modern society, the stress of work can of overwhelm people. When a woman becomes a mother, there are more things than usual to be worried about, specifically at the beginning when you have a newborn. It...

  • Foods or Herbs for the Common Cold

    Almost everybody will experience a mild cold at some point in their life with the following complaints: sneezing, headaches, itchy nose, itchy throat, sore throat, poor appetite, fatigue, body ache, voice change, nausea, slight fever, sweating, etc. Some people just buy Advil or Tylenol to easen up their complaints. For some...

  • Rebecca’s Story: Acupuncture and Constipation

    Case Study Constipation is one of the common complaints we hear about on a daily basis. There are many reasons for this kind of digestive problem. One of the causes is: Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement or delaying it until later. However, in daily practice, both professionals and patients...

  • What should I know and expect from my acupuncturist?

    Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are getting more and more popular in the world. For the Chinese, it is a very old healing therapy and they know what goes on in an appointment and what to expect from an acupuncturist or herbologist. For people outside of China, it is still relatively...

  • The Uniqueness of TCM

    Historically, every nation has its own traditional medicine. For example, there was Indian medicine, traditional Western medicine, etc.  As soon as traditional Western medicine was combined with science and modern technology, the development has been growing exponentially faster and has affected the whole medical world. Traditional Western medicine came to China...

  • Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology in China

    For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture have played important roles in maintaining health of the Chinese. Modern Western medicine came to China 300-400 years ago but was not well known until about almost 100 years ago. Because of the effectiveness and good results for many diseases and...

  • Different Uses of Herbal Tea and Pills in TCM

    In the medical field, it looks like all the procedures make us uncomfortable. Medicine-wise, if we don’t swallow quickly enough, it also makes us uneasy.  Chinese medicine in particular can make us feel even more uncomfortable than that. Chinese herbal tea generally helps people, so people tolerate the temporary discomfort and...

  • You May Have To Avoid Certain Foods During Chinese Herbal Treatment

    Most of the discoveries in Chinese herbal medicine were made right at the beginning of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and acupuncture over 2000 years ago. Ever since, incremental changes have been made. Back in ancient China when experimentation eventually became established rules, there were certain herbs that could not be used together, and if they were,...

  • How should I prepare for my first acupuncture appointment?

    In my practice, I’ve found that acupuncture is still very new in the United States because of many unexpected situations happening. For example, patients’ tongues were either brushed or stained by colored foods and drinks. Sometimes people just come in for their first appointment with either an empty stomach or they...

  • Why do I need to tell my acupuncturist or TCM doctor all the conditions or complaints I have even though I only need them to treat my allergy?

    TCM takes everything about the body as a whole. Generally, TCM specialists treat disease according to patterns, not just the diagnosed condition. In most casess the patterns the patient falls into are much more important than the diagnosed condition. The pattern here means differentiation type. To figure out what kind of differentiation...

  • What is the diet’s affect on our health according to TCM and Acupuncture?

    TCM and acupuncture were formed at least 3,000 years ago. TCM and acupuncture doctors applied natural phenomena to our bodies’ individual situations in both ways, meaning physically and pathologically. They believed that the nature of the food we eat daily, and the herbs we consume and acupuncture we receive when we...

  • Missing Fundamentals of TCM in Wikipedia

    Wikipedia is the internet’s most used encyclopedia. The information there is supposed to be relevant, current, and correct. However, the Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) article in the English version has one of the most important concepts of TCM missing which is well-being and maintenance of well-being. In the first chapter of the...

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