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TCM and Diabetes

    Do you or someone you know suffer from type 2 diabetes?   Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar in the blood.   4 main symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are: 1. Excessive thirst 2. Copious amount of urine 3. Fatigue 4. Weight loss   Acupuncture can help manage diabetes by: 1. Regulating insulin production and blood sugar levels 2. Improving blood lipids 3. Improving blood circulation 4. …

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Acupuncture for Urinary Incontinence

  Incontinence, or loss of bladder control, can greatly impact the ease of your daily activities. Although the causes vary, urinary incontinence impacts both men and women. Acupuncture and Acupressure can complement and enhance other traditional treatment methods for incontinence. Acupuncture points can be chosen to control urine flow as well as to strengthen the closing of the “gates”. Studies have found Acupuncture to be helpful in reducing urinary incontinence and improving bowel control. Most Acupuncturists will chose points along the kidney …

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Sweet Potato in TCM

Sweet Potato in TCM Sweet Potato Benefits Sweet potatoes in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) are good for healthy digestion. Properties of the sweet potato are represented within the color, taste, and how it grows. The color of a sweet potato is yellow and orange, thus is related to our spleen and stomach organs. These organs are  in charge of absorbing our nutrients and also our digestion. The taste is sweet which has the property to tonify, harmonize, and moisten. Lastly, …

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TCM for GERD

What is GERD? GERD is Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or as it is commonly known: heartburn. This occurs when the acid from the stomach flows upward instead of downward. Acid reflux is a very common disorder which affects millions. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses both Acupuncture points as well as Chinese Herbs for the treatment of GERD. A study from Taiwan from 2005 concluded that a reduction of 40% acid reflux could be seen from the mild stimulation of a single acupuncture point …

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