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  • Good Vibes With Eastern Medicine

    Good Vibrations: How To Elevate Your Vibe

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    Remember how the Beach Boys sang about good vibrations? Or maybe you’ve recently heard some podcaster talk about “vibing high.” If you’re wondering what exactly all of that means, we’re here to break it down. After all, you need to know what “vibes” are before you can get good ones! Fortunately, it’s all fairly simple to take control of situations to give off good vibes and hopefully receive some in return. Here’s how.

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  • Chilled Cucumber Soup - Summer Eastern Medicine Recipes

    Soups For Summer? It’s More Common Than You Think!

    in General Wellness, Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    You probably associate sipping soup with cold winter days, but soup is a staple for hot weather in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, food in general is a major treatment in TCM. That’s because the foods and beverages we consume can alter our yin, yang, and qi energies, making a big difference in how we feel. When all of our energies are in harmony and we’re in balance with the natural world, we feel healthier and happier. So before you write off summer soups, read on to find out how they can help keep you cool and healthy in the dog days of summer.

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  • Eastern Medicine For Anxiety

    Should You Try Eastern Medicine Instead of Anxiety Meds?

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected pretty much everything, and mental health issues are no exception. The rate of anxiety and depression has quadrupled in the US during the pandemic! Previously, only about 10% of US adults reported dealing with these issues. Now, that number has skyrocketed up to 40% of the adult population. If you’re one of those 40%, you might be looking for ways to treat and manage your anxiety. Most people turn to prescription meds to help combat feelings of worry and fear along with the physical symptoms of an anxiety disorder. But have you considered other options? Here’s the low-down on how anti-anxiety medications work and whether natural alternatives might be a better option for you.

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  • What Your Breath Says About You in Eastern Medicine

    Bad Breath? Here’s What That Says About You, According to Eastern Medicine

    in Condition Related, General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Let’s face it – everyone has bad breath at one point or another. But most of the time, it’s because you ate your weight in garlic bread or you forgot to brush your teeth one morning. But when bad breath becomes a daily occurrence and you notice that gum and mouthwash don’t fix the problem, it means something is up. Bad breath, officially known as Halitosis, can be caused by a lot of things. Certain foods, smoking cigarettes, not brushing your teeth well enough, and gum disease can all make your breath stink. In Eastern medicine, bad breath can be much more than just a sign that you need to change your electric toothbrush’s batteries. It can be a sign that something else is going on. Here’s what you need to do to say goodbye to bad breath once and for all.

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  • Spring Allergy Treatment with Eastern Medicine

    3 Ways To Ease Your Allergies With Eastern Medicine

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    Dreading Spring because the season brings lots of annoying allergy symptoms back into the mix? You’re not alone. As anyone with allergies will tell you, there are no permanent fixes for your allergic reactions–you just have to hope you eventually grow out of it. And if you’re not into OTC allergy meds that make you feel sleepy and loopy, you might feel like you’re out of luck. But that’s where Eastern medicine comes in. Practiced for thousands of years, Eastern medicine traditions like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda have their own methods for dealing with allergies and helping to soothe your symptoms. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Teen Anxiety - Nail Picking

    Teen Anxiety Is On The Rise: Here’s How To Treat It Naturally

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    Did you know 7% of kids between the ages of 3 and 17 have been diagnosed with anxiety, according to the CDC? And those numbers keep growing. In fact, a national survey found that there’s been a 20% increase in anxiety diagnoses in the last decade. For comparison, depression rates only went up by 0.2%. That’s why anxiety is the biggest mental health problem that teenagers in the US are facing right now. So what are the causes of this, what should you look out for and how do you help your child or teen through it all? We’re breaking it down.

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  • Eastern and Western Medicine Approaches to Gut Issues

    Gut Health Showdown: East Versus West on 3 Common Gut Problems

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    Is your stomach not feeling quite right? Gut problems are notoriously tricky. Often, they can be tough to diagnose, hard to treat, and just plain uncomfortable to have.

    But there’s always more than one way to approach a problem. That’s why we decided to compare Eastern medicine and western medicine when it comes to 3 common gut health issues: acid reflux, constipation, and IBS. Whether you’re coming from an Eastern perspective or a western perspective, this list just might help you find some relief.

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  • Eastern Medicine Fixes For Bad Hair Days

    How To Fix Your Bad Hair Days With Eastern Medicine

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    Hate bad hair days? Us, too. If you can’t take another day of having dull, lifeless hair that never seems to grow, you may be tempted to buy a fancy new shampoo or try a trendy hair treatment. But before you do that, give Eastern medicine a chance. For centuries, people in Asia have used traditional knowledge to keep their hair healthy, shiny, and thick. Here are some of the best tips, tricks, and techniques from eastern medicine to ward off bad hair days once and for all.

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  • Sad To Happy - How Eastern Medicine Can Boost Your Mood

    Turn That Frown Upside Down: 4 Eastern Medicine Tips To Boost Your Mood

    in Condition Related, Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    Feeling down? There’s so much going on in the world these days that it can be hard to always stay positive, even if you’re normally the happy-go-lucky type. And it’s ok to feel sad, frustrated, or just low sometimes. But when it feels like you’re always down in the dumps, something has to change. In Eastern medicine, the mind and the body are connected, so your emotions can actually be caused by problems with your physical health. That means there are things you can do and foods you can eat that will boost your mood and turn that frown upside down. Here’s your mood-boosting eastern medicine checklist with the best tips and tricks from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda.

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