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Does Acupuncture Work?

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The title of this article is the same as one of the most common questions I have been asked. It is a question that is problematic because it is incomplete. If someone asks ‘does acupuncture work?’ that gives me very little. A better question would be ‘what does acupuncture work

4 Points of Chinese Medicine for July 4th

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Some may consider it bad taste to give health advice for a holiday that typically involves barbecue, beer, and fireworks. However, we at Changing Elements wish to provide some additions to your festivities that may make your holiday more enjoyable. 1. Eat Watermelon The watermelon, in Chinese medicinal herbology, is used

Mugwort

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Chinese Name: Ai Ye Latin Name: Artemisia argyi English Name: Mugwort leaf/wormwood leaf, Moxa, St. John’s plant (NOT St. John’s wort) Category: Herbs that stop bleeding Taste: bitter, acrid, warm Channels: SP, LV, KD Part of plant: Leaf Actions: Warming Stops Bleeding Relieves Pain and itching Stops cough and wheezing

Cancer

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Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer occurs when normal cells multiply too quickly, or when natural cell death stops. Cancer can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lungs, colon, breast, skin, bones, or nerve tissue. What can Acupuncture do to

Diabetes Mellitus

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What is it?: Diabetes Mellitus, more commonly referred to as Type II Diabetes, is a condition which occurs when, either the pancreas does not secrete enough insulin, or the body’s cells become resistant to insulin. Either way blood sugar is prevented from being absorbed by the cells which leads to

Celiac Disease

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What is it?: Celiac disease is a condition where the lining of the small intestine is damaged due to a reaction to gluten which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Celiac disease is also known as celiac sprue and gluten sensitivity. Symptom categories: The symptoms of celiac disease

Cupping

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At the request of one of my colleagues I have written the following article to explain cupping. Cupping What is it: Cupping is an ancient form of pain management treatment that has been around for at least 1,700 years. It was first documented in Ge Hong’s book, A Handbook of

Leftovers (and Weight Loss)

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What is it?: With Thanksgiving nearly upon us leftovers are a very common problem this time of year, and most everyone seems to suffer from this condition. Leftovers are caused when too much food is made and not enough people eat it. Unfortunately the reverse of this condition, excessive weight

Muscle Cramps and Muscle Twitches

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What is it?: Muscle cramping is a generally benign condition where one experiences a sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle, or muscle group, which may temporarily paralyze a limb. One may experience sudden, sharp pain, often in the legs, or find a hard lump of muscle tissue that is visible

TCM Pregnancy, short

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Your Pregnancy With Traditional Chinese Medicine Having a baby is a wonderful experience! You can feel this new life growing inside of you, connecting with you in a way nothing else ever could. Having a baby is also a turbulent time! You worry about how the child will turn out,

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