How does breathing improve my state of mind? A Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.

January 19th, 2014

Everybody can benefit from yoga. As long as you can breathe, you can practice yoga and experience the balance in body and mind that it offers. It smoothes and steadies our emotions, calms our nervous system, and works out areas of tightness in our musculoskeletal system.
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Don’t get sick this Fall by following these simple rules of TCM

August 27th, 2013

One of the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the theory of the Five Elements.
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Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches

October 16th, 2012

My second case report was published in the September 2012 Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. The title is “Combination of acupuncture and spinal manipulative therapy: management of a 32-year-old patient with chronic tension-type headache and migraine.”
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Unexplained Infertility and Celiac Disease

August 29th, 2012

Recent medical literature suggests that it is reasonable for all women with unexplained infertility to be tested for Celiac Disease (CD).1 The reasons for this are threefold: First, there is a strong association of infertility in women with CD, even in those who do not exhibit the typical signs and symptoms of CD. Secondly, the cost of testing for CD is far less than the cost of an infertility workup using Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). And thirdly, CD is not only associated with infertility but also with adverse pregnancy outcomes, therefore the condition should be ruled out.
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Integrative Care: a New Treatment Trend in the Care of Low-Back Pain

May 1st, 2012

Low back pain (LBP) is the most common medical condition, affecting an estimated 50% of adults annually, and affecting 70-80% of adults at some point in their lives. In 1998, total health care expenditures incurred by individuals with low back pain were estimated at $91 billion (1% of gross domestic product).
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Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture

April 30th, 2012

The World Health Organization has reported that acupuncture therapy; tested in controlled clinical trials and reported in recent literature, is considered effective for1:
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Acupuncture for atypical celiac disease

January 3rd, 2012

I am very happy to announce that a case report I wrote as part of the Masters of Science program at the National University of Health Sciences, submitted in November 2010 and accepted in June 2011, has gone into publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. The subject was considered very timely and interesting by the peer reviewers.
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What about acupuncture and moxibustion for turning a breech baby?

September 12th, 2011

The statistics showing that 92% of babies in utero are head down at 34 weeks and 97% are head down at full term1 suggest that most babies present head first (cephalically) in preparation for labor and delivery. Complete or incomplete breech presentation, when the baby’s head is not down, occurs in 3-4% of all births, and most often leads to a caesarian section to avoid potential complications in labor and delivery.
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Beyond the Stretch: The Benefits of Yoga

March 16th, 2011

The stress-reducing benefits of yoga have been purported for ages. Now scientific researchers are beginning to quantify and qualify the various ways this stress reduction can be measured.
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January 16th, 2011

Osteoporosis is estimated to cause 1.5 million fractures—mainly of the spine and hip— annually in the United States. The morbidity and indirect mortality rates are very high; 50% of hip fractures result in mortality and of the 50% that leave the hospital, 50% go to nursing homes and never leave. Osteoporosis is characterized by a decrease in the amount of bone present to a level below which it is capable of maintaining the structural integrity of the skeleton.1 Sometimes the first symptom of osteoporosis is a spontaneous vertebral fracture. The rate of bone formation in osteoporosis is often normal, whereas the rate of bone resorption is increased. The most common cause of osteoporosis is declining levels of estrogen associated with menopause in women, although other causes such as alcoholism and celiac disease exist as well.
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