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Acupuncture for TMJ

Temporo Mandibular Joint syndrome (TMJ) is a condition that is related to the muscles and tendons connecting the jaw to the skull. People who suffer from TMJ often experience jaw pain that may radiate to the neck and shoulders, difficulty opening and closing their mouth, popping and clicking of the jaw, facial pain, headaches, ear … Continued

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The Mulberry Tree in Chinese Herbology

One of the most useful plants in Chinese herbal medicine is the white mulberry plant, Morus alba. Since ancient times the Chinese have used this plant for raising silkworms which utilize the tree’s leaves as their main source of food. Chinese medical practitioners have used several parts of this plant for centuries to treat various … Continued

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Acupuncture for Post Surgical Dental Pain

One of my colleagues recently needed gum surgery and was in a lot of pain after the procedure. Her dentist prescribed painkillers but my colleague said that she did not like to take medications. I offered her an acupuncture treatment and during the treatment she said that she felt significantly more comfortable, relaxed and had … Continued

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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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