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Period Pain? PMS? Irregular periods?

The Menstrual Cycle According to Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a very fascinating way of looking at the menstrual cycle. It is a view that is guided by nature, Daoist principles and yin/yang theory. These principles are based on...

11 Most Nutrient-Rich Foods – Dark Chocolate Included

There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. To maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your calorie budget wisely. The best way to do that is to simply eat the foods that carry the greatest amount and variety of...

Sick and tired of being in constant pain?

Constant pain can bring you down, and make you miserable and cranky. Simple daily activities are difficult and you can't get a good night's sleep.  If you're sick and tired of being in pain and the medications are not working any more, it's time to give acupuncture a...

Epilepsy Treatment: take your doctor’s advice

Ketogenic diet. It's a strict meal plan that may help children whose seizures aren't controlled by medicine. You'll need to work closely with your doctor and a dietitian. The diet usually starts out with a fast that lasts 24 to 48 hours. Your child will likely need to...

A Canadian physician promotes low carbohydrate, high fat diet

Not really a blog, but an article I found on a diet which I fully endorse. I was introduced to it following discussions on weight loss and high cholesterol. I didn’t need to lose weight, but my cholesterol was elevated enough for me to need to do something about it. I…

Benefits of a high fat, low carbohydrate way of life

I like this article, so I’m posting it again! It’s explaining the benefits of a low carbohydrate diet, which allows the body to burn fat rather than carbs, resulting in lower cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels (amongst other benefits). After 9 weeks on this ‘diet…

3 Surprising Side-effects of Acupuncture

I’ve noticed many times in my clinic that when I start treating someone for a condition, such as low back pain for example, clients often report unusual side-effects! Three come to mind immediately:

1) Improved sleep

2) Lighter mood

3) Less heartburn.

The reason for this i…

Conditions benefited by acupuncture – official!

WHO official position


In 2003 World Health Organization published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture. More than one hundred indication were discussed and divided into four groups concerning the strength of existing evidenc…

Carpal tunnel syndrome. You can be pain-free again!

The link above leads to an article detailing research relating to carpal tunnel syndrome. I can also tell you from my own clinic experience…

The Humble Banana!

All foods have their own specific properties, just like the banana. The obvious ones are chillies (hot, acrid: help to warm internal cold), cucumber (cold, sweet and slightly bitter: cools internal heat, diuretic). Others are not so obvious, such as: walnuts (warm, swe…

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