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Posts tagged "herbal medicine"

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) refers to a severe, prolonged tiredness that does not disappear even after rest. It is a condition that thousands of individuals in America alone suffer from, and though it may manifest itself in slightly different forms unique to the individual, it is often incredibly debilitating. In an effort to learn more about CFS, our social media intern, KM, interviewed Karen Stringer, an InNetwork provider with a great deal of experience treating chronic fatigue.

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essenceandqi:

TCM in the news! Check it out!

  1. Qi Gong for Weight Loss TV Series - from The Wall Street Journal. The series on this gentle form of exercise will be premiering on Tuesday, June 5, on New York public television stations.
  2. Foam Rolling Massage You Can Do at Home - from the San Diego Union Tribune. Using a foam roller and your own body weight, this exercise helps work out the IT band.
  3. Ginseng Helps Lower Cancer Related Fatigue - from The Times of India. Ginseng has been used in TCM as a natural energy booster for centuries.
  4. Acupuncture Aids Weight Loss - from EmpowHer.com. Acupuncture can be used to address underlying health issues that are causing weight gain and help to correct them.
  5. Arthritis - Alternatives to Surgery - from KSAT.com. Massage and acupuncture are two risk-free alternatives to surgery suggested for arthritis patients.

essenceandqi:

TCM in the news this week!  Check it out!

  • Acupuncture to Help Smokers Quit Smoking - from Reuters.  Recent international studies show that acupuncture can be useful as a non-drug treatment for smoking addictions.
  • The Tongue Deciphered - from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen on OregonLive.com.  The tongue is the only openly visible muscle in the human body. In TCM, doctors  are able to gather data about a person’s health just by looking at his/her tongue!
  • Nine Natural Ways to Love Your Skin - from the Huffington Post.  Several traditional Chinese herbs can be key to treating inflammation and underlying infection in your skin.

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TCM in the news this week!  Check it out!

And that’s the Wrap-Up!

Herbal medicine refers to the use of plants (or plant parts) as dietary supplements to improve health. Herbs are sold in many forms, including capsules, tablets, powders, teas, extract, and fresh/dried plants. The use of herbal medicine can be traced back to ancient cultures; for example, Cat’s Claw, which grows in the Amazon, has been used for hundreds of years to treat and prevent disease. (Read more)