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  • Deal With Post Covid Emotions With Eastern Medicine

    Back to Normal: Dealing with Conflicting Feelings the TCM Way

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    Live concerts, brunch with friends, in-person work out classes — after a year of WFH and social distancing, it’s almost time to go back to “normal.” But if you’re the type of person who has had a nightmare about showing up to the grocery store without a mask, you’re probably–understandably–a little anxious about everything opening back up. It’s normal to feel conflicted, overwhelmed, or confused about how to feel about all of this. But have you thought about what kind of impact those conflicting feelings will have on your mental and physical health? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your emotions directly affect your physical health, so it makes sense that conflicting feelings of anxiety and relief can wreak havoc on your body. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works, plus ways you can help deal with it.

  • Crohns in Eastern Medicine

    How to Control Crohn’s With TCM

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    Did you know that nearly 800,000 Americans struggle with the painful inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease? Despite the large number of people with Crohn’s, little is known about it in the western medical world. Researchers and doctors don’t know why it happens, who will get it, or how to manage the symptoms. Though it’s been around for at least 30 years, there still is no cure. Like western medicine, Eastern medicine traditions like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda don’t have a cure for Crohn’s. But these medical practices, sometimes called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) do offer some ways to manage symptoms, ease pain, and encourage remission of this unpleasant chronic disease. Read on to learn more.

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture

    What To Expect During Your First Visit To A TCM Practitioner

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    Ok, so you’ve scheduled your appointment with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor – now what? Whether you’re going in just for a preventative check-up or because you’re not feeling well, it can be a little nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. A visit to the TCM practitioner isn’t exactly like going to see a western medical professional. From the examination to the diagnosis and more, here’s what you can expect on your first visit to a TCM practitioner.

  • Moxibustion

    Love Acupuncture? Here Are 3 Other Eastern Medicine Practices To Try

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    Ok, so you’re no newbie to Eastern medicine. Maybe you were the first one of your friends to get into yoga, or you love your weekly acupuncture appointments. You’ve got a meditation app on your phone and a gua sha stone on your bathroom shelf. So what’s the next step? What should Eastern medicine practice should you try next? Whether you’ve never heard of them before or if you’ve been considering one or more of them, we’re breaking down Pranayama, Cupping and Moxibustion.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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