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What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine is the result of thousands of years of analyzing the healing properties of different elements found in nature.  Chinese herbs consist of an array of leaves, stems, roots, flowers and seeds of plants, fungi, and insect shells. Along with those more natural substances, you may be surprised to know that there are…
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Low Back Pain – A TCM perspective

When encountering any problem you may have, be it at home, work or otherwise, there is almost always more than one way to approach it. Often a solution is made up of some combination of several different approaches. Low back pain is a very common example of this. While Chiropractic and Massage Therapy approach low…
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What to Expect for Your First Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Treatment

During your first acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will be looking to gather as much information about your health and lifestyle as possible to help determine where your overall imbalances lie.  They will start by asking about your chief complaint, or what brought you into the clinic that day. They will be looking for details of…
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What is TCM?

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture? Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that looks at nature, and specifically the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang.  When these forces are imbalanced, it results in illness and when balance is restored, the body is healthy. Throughout the body there are…
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