Because this illness began in China, all the most experienced teachers and practitioners of Chinese medicine have already accumulated information over the past few months about the nature, course, and commonly seen presentations and formulas needed for different stages of the disease. The vast majority of infected people in China were treated with herbal medicine, … More CHINESE MEDICINE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: to let you know that you are not alone and so many of us are ready to help
If you have any cold or flu symptoms or the early symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, dry cough, severe fatigue, shortness of breath) a custom herbal prescription is very much recommended. Early treatment with herbal medicine can help you get better safely at home, prevent the illness from progressing further, and help reduce the burden on … More Online herbal consultations
If you are hiding out in your social distancing cave and have more time to spend in the kitchen and worry, it is such a good time to get an herbal consultation and cook yourself a raw Chinese herb formula on the stove ( like this ) ! This is especially true if you have … More Discounted distance herbal consultation
In the Chinese system of qi nodes, we are in the middle of “Winter Begins.” Liu Ming, who I used to study and sit with, taught about the qi nodes as we cycled around the calendar. Every two weeks is like a different season with slightly different recommendations for diet and lifestyle to best be … More Winter Begins
The article “Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain” from the most recent issue of JAMA has brought acupuncture into the news lately, with its finding that needle and laser acupuncture did not perform significantly better than a sham laser treatment. Having seen acupuncture and Chinese medicine help with knee pain many times, I am puzzled! What … More Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain: A Critical Look at a New Study
Not sleeping enough or reducing the quality of your sleep by eating late at night disturbs the deep assimilation of nutrients that can only happen in deep slumber. The appetite can be thrown off balance as you seek the irreplaceable nourishment of sleep in food instead (often sugary foods and coffee that can weaken your … More Have you ever noticed that you eat more when you sleep less?