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How to Treat Seasonal Depression with Self-Care, Acupuncture, and Herbs
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Treating Seasonal Depression with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Clinically referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the winter blues can weigh you down during the dark months of the year. An estimated ten …

Promoting Healthy Hair Post-Partum with Herbs, Acupuncture, Diet, and Aromatherapy
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Post-Partum Haircare

After giving birth, when hormone levels return to normal, new moms often experience many physical and emotional changes. One of the most frustrating is hair …

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety Using Acupuncture, Herbs, Diet, and Lifestyle Changes
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Treating Moodiness and Anxiety the Natural Way

Despite the bright, hopeful energy of springtime, many people may find themselves suffering from moodiness, frustration, and anxiety, as these feelings are tied to the …

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective on Low Back Pain and How It Can Help
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Acupuncture and Low Back Pain

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective of Low Back Pain Low back pain is an extremely common concern, affecting anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of …

Using Simple Herbal Formulas to Prevent and Treat the Flu
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Preventing and Treating the Flu with Herbs

There’s a simple herbal formula that people in China are using to prevent the flu. Read about it here. The formula is made up of very …

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Treating Colds and Flu This Autumn Season
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H1N1 Virus: How to Protect Yourself from Swine Flu and Alternatives to the Vaccination

Autumn is here and, with it, cold and flu season. A lot of patients are asking me about the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to …

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