Traditional Chinese Medicine – Fighting Blood Statis

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There are two words that play an important role in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its impact on the body: blood statis. Blood statis relates to improper blood circulation -- when the blood is not flowing smoothly, thus being a behind-the-scenes factor in many underlying ailments and diseases. Troubles with blood circulation could result in intense pain, changes in skin color or bruising...

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TCM - 10 Traditional Chinese Medicine Superfoods Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and are a natural combination. The Chinese have been using foods and herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Superfoods are those foods and herbs that go beyond basic nutrition to provide the body with extraordinary benefits. It is food as medicine that can prevent or help heal conditions, such as hear...

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body. SLE is characterized by the production of anti-nuclear antibodies (ANAs) in the blood of patients in association with a diverse array of clinical manifestations. SLE can affect many parts of the body, including joints, skin, kidney, heart...

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America’s #1 killer of men and women – heart disease – may be an epidemic, but it’s not new. Medical traditions like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have understood heart deficiency exists for thousands of years and promoted heart health. They may not have known the detailed causes of heart disease, but then neither did Western medicine until the last 50 years. Each trad...

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Suanzaoren (Semen Z. spinosae), the dry ripe seed of deciduous shrub or small arbor Ziziphus jujube Mill. Var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H. F. Chou of family Rhamnaceae, is one of traditional Chinese medicine. It is widely planted in many places of the Northwest, Yellow River and East region of China. Its medicinal use can be traced back to the book Sheng Nong Ben Cao Jing, in which...

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How do two or more herbs interact with each other in an herbal medicine? This question captures the idea of synergism and the purpose of Innovative Chinese Medicine (ICM). Synergism itself belongs to the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) herbal medicine. It also lies at the heart of Innovative Chinese Medicine. Together, they seek to provide patients with the safest and...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the belief that the well-being of the human body should be in a harmonious balance of Yin and Yang. As published in Statistics of Medicine describing the theory of Yin and Yang, states it is “the reciprocity of matters in the universe.” Yin and Yang are “mutually opposing but also unitive.” They also “contend” and “restrain” against ea...

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Functional medicine promotes wellness through a science-based, patient-centric approach that seeks to identify the root causes of disease and develop individualized therapies to meet each patient’s unique health needs. Not all conditions and diseases have clear causes. Chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, IBS, and chronic fatigue cannot be addressed through modern conventional biomedical app...

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The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) share how naturopathic doctors treat HPV in a recently released FAQ. The two organizations announced this new FAQ in a January 2nd press release to kick-off National Cervical Health Awareness Month. The FAQ continues an effort by both organizations to increase awareness of naturopathi...

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