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Acne, Excema, Psoriasis, Roseata and Other Skin Problems

In acupuncture the results are usually quick. Herbs are slower acting but at least the beginning of results generally shows up fairly soon as well. Chronic skin problems are the one set of issues that usually require patience of patients. Skin itself takes time to change and even if everything is working using Chinese herbsContinue Reading

Diabetes

Food pounds in, activity level out. Weight in, weight out. Calories in, calories out. Somehow, for Americans, it is becoming more and more a losing set of propositions. But instead of losing weight, Americans are gaining weight. And accumulating diet plans galore. Chinese herbs are not a panacea for losing weight, but they can beContinue Reading

Weight Loss

Food pounds in, activity level out. Weight in, weight out. Calories in, calories out. Somehow, for Americans, it is becoming more and more a losing set of propositions. But instead of losing weight, Americans are gaining weight. And accumulating diet plans galore. Chinese herbs are not a panacea for losing weight, but they can beContinue Reading

Menstrual Problems

Chinese Herbs For Menstrual Problems          As different as cultures themselves are, medical cultures, too, are unique to each society. While in traditional Chinese Medicine and the society of which it was apart considered any menstrual problems cause for concern, in Western society it is only when menstrual problems become severe that women and theirContinue Reading

Menopause

Interestingly, distressful menopausal symptoms, although uncommon in China, are frequent amongst women in the United States. Either because of diet or lifestyle, because they do not report it or because they use Chinese herbs, Chinese women do not suffer as women here from hot flashes, sweats, vaginal dryness and a variety of other problems thatContinue Reading

Fertility, A Clinician Eye View

The question asked: are Chinese Herbs effective for fertility issues? This herbal clinician’s answer is: yes, but there are limits. What do Chinese Herbs do best? Here is what the herbal clinician thinks: For women:             • Chinese Herbs can frequently correct the timing of ovulations and periods, as well as the timing of uterineContinue Reading