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How tongue diagnosis works

As we discussed in our Secrets of Pulse Diagnosis post, tongue diagnosis is another primary method in Chinese Medicine for understanding what is happening inside the human body. It is the other “MRI” of traditional medical systems. While tongue diagnosis can be used for acupuncture, it is of particular importance for determining the proper diagnosis […]

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How pulse diagnosis works

The pulse is measured in both Western medicine and Chinese medicine, but there are key differences.  In Western medicine, we typically measure the heart rate, which is taken with blood pressure as part of a standard physical exam. In Chinese medicine, pulse diagnosis is a significantly more developed art form, a tool that practitioners use […]

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Herbal medicine consults & and how herbal medicine has helped me

I’ve been reaping the benefits of Chinese herbal medicine for two years now, and I get the impression that it’s Traditional Chinese Medicine’s best-kept secret. Given its effectiveness, lack of side effects, holistic, gentle, no-dependence, root-cause approach, I’m amazed that herbal medicine is not as mainstream as acupuncture. The good news is that we’re making […]

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Where to Get Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a hot topic across the country, from West Coast nutrition clinics to Washington DC acupuncture offices. It isn’t just a fad, though – research shows the correct level of vitamin D can be extremely beneficial. It can help in many areas, such as: Improving your mood Increasing your energy level Helping you […]

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All About Probiotics: What They Do & How to Use Them

In my Washington DC acupuncture practice, the subject of probiotics has recently come to the forefront. Probiotics are the “friendly” bacteria found in the small and large intestine that work to create a healthy digestive system. When the ratio of “friendly” bacteria and “bad” bacteria tip in favor of the bad guys, this is called […]

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