by Antonia BalfourHerbal medicine is the primary method of treatment used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Although acupuncture has been more widely researched and publicized in the West, it is herbal medicine that lies at the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine.During an herbal consultation, the first priority is to establish a patient’s “pattern of disharmony” based [...]
by Antonia Balfour Herbal medicine is a powerful and effective modality used to bring health and wellness to children and adults alike. Just because herbs are “all natural,” though, doesn’t mean that they are completely harmless. It is said that, “anything strong enough to heal you is also strong enough to harm you if taken [...]
This month brings us National Infertility Awareness week from October 19th – 25th. Over seven million American couples are affected by infertility. Chinese medicine has become increasingly popular as a treatment option as awareness of its effectiveness has grown. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for hundreds of years to treat infertility and includes the [...]
About Depression and Anxiety Although depressive disorders and anxiety are commonly seen together, there are distinct differences between a diagnosis of depression and one of anxiety. Common symptoms of depressive disorders include emotions such as hopelessness, despair and anger. Energy levels are usually very low, and depressed people often feel overwhelmed by day-to-day tasks and [...]
More and more women are turning to Chinese Medicine for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, particularly after recent concerns regarding the safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that HRT may lead to an increase in the risk of heart disease, breast cancer, stroke, [...]
Recent media attention has focused on the flagrant overuse of antibiotics causing increasing numbers of resistant strains of bacteria. Consequently, more and more people are discovering herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a safe, effective alternative for the treatment of many childhood illnesses. Click here to read more.
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by Teresa Xu “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” ~Hippocrates Picture yourself in the state of ultimate relaxation. Relax your eyelids and unburden your muscles. Release your mind of the dizzying stress involved in daily life. Hear the sound of flowing water, like a song playing [...]
by Teresa Xu Springtime is here which means spending time outdoors, having fun, and eating! Approach your meals with a healthy attitude, indulge (in moderation), and follow these simple tips to optimize your metabolism. Eating Did you know that eating can help you lose weight? It can if you eat the right things! Here are [...]
By Antonia Balfour, L.Ac.Has this ever happened to you? You put your car in reverse, quickly turn your head around to look behind you, and suddenly — UH-OH — your neck has seized in pain?? The neck is one of the most common places we experience pain. Because of its flexibility and the effort needed [...]