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How To Alleviate Allergies and Improve Your Immunity with Acupuncture and Herbs

Fall and Winter are quickly approaching in New York. For many, this change brings more than cooler weather and cozy sweaters but also itchy watery eyes, congestion, cough, and sneezing.

While most allergy treatments and over the counter...

Dietary Therapy for Qi Deficiency

What is Qi Deficiency?

Qi deficiency is a common condition in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It describes a lack of the vital substance qi, and can result from chronic illness, poor diet, long-term emotional stress, or a generally weak...

Learn Acupuncture Theory: Liver Qi Stagnation

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), health problems are diagnosed in very different way from western medicine. In western medicine, doctors tend to look at one body part, organ or system and give a diagnosis such as back pain or irritable...

The 6 Evils: Acupuncture Theory Explained in Plain English

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, disease can be caused by either internal or external factors. 

Qi and Blood: Acupuncture Theory Explained in Plain English

Qi and blood are two of the vital substances of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). They both have a number of important functions and a good supply of qi and blood is key to maintaining good health and preventing disease.

The Five Elements and You

Five element theory is one of the most fundamental of traditional Chinese medicine. It is based on the idea that the five elements of nature (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) are also present within the human body. Each one is associated with...

An Introduction to The Five Elements

Many of the fundamental concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are based on observations of nature. One of the best examples of this is five element theory.

The idea behind five element theory is that the five elements of nature (wood,...

Decoding Trigger Point Therapy

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