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Chinese Medicine & the Treatment for Heartburn

According to the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, in 2007, 19 million people in the United States reported symptoms of heartburn the most common symptom caused by Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).  As a result about 60 to 70 million Americans who suffer from GERD spend approximately $107 billion yearly on drugs … Continued

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Inflammation: Western & Chinese Medical Perspectives

One of the best professors that I ever had in Chinese Medicine school was doctor James Giordano. Dr. Giordano taught pathology to Western and Chinese medical students. In my second year of school, I remember when he listed the five cardinal signs of inflammation; redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function. I learned that … Continued

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Native Plant Turns Fate of Breech Pregnancy

The cesarean rate for diagnosed breech presentations rose from 12% in 1970 to more than 95% today. A fetus that is in a breech position has it s head at the top of the uterus instead of down against the cervix, this can create complications during delivery. For women who are planning on having a … Continued

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Cupping Therapy

HISTORY OF CUPPING Cupping has been widely used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In ancient times it was known as “horn cupping” and/or “bamboo jar therapy.” Now cups are made of additional materials including hard plastic, glass, and silicon. Over the years cupping therapy has been expanded to treat a wide variety of … Continued

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