Traditional Chinese Medicine

2010 Washington State RESOLVE Family Building Conference

2010 Washington State RESOLVE Family Building Conference

Registration fees are 100% refundable so register today for this all-day conference to be held on Saturday, April 24 in Seattle, WA. Here are the top five reasons you should attend: The 2010 Washington State RESOLVE Family Building Conference Reaching for Resolution Saturday, April...

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Preconception Planning

Preconception Planning

Planning for a family requires preparation in several aspects of one’s life. Many experts now agree that the health and wellbeing of parents prior to conception has a major impact on their fertility. Preparing oneself with the power of good...

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PCOS, pregnant after Clomid failed to promote ovulation

PCOS, pregnant after Clomid failed to promote ovulation

PCOS Case Study Overview: 29 year old female presenting with a history of irregular menstruation, ranging from 35-55 days. She was diagnosed with PCOS two years prior to her first visit at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates and had been trying to conceive...

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Foods and the Menstrual Cycle

Foods and the Menstrual Cycle

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, women commonly experience periodic and alternating symptoms of blood deficiency and qi stagnation due to the menstrual cycle.  Blood deficiency occurs when blood loss from monthly menses is not replenished by nutrition or sufficient rest....

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Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis Awareness

Here is some general information that we give our endometriosis patients.  We hope that you find it useful!   Definition of Endometriosis Often defined simply as the presence of endometrial (or uterine) tissue in abnormal locations, endometriosis can affect fertility. The tissue (ordinarily...

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Bone Marrow Soup Recipe

Bone Marrow Soup Recipe

Bone Marrow Soup In Chinese medicine, Jing is equated with our vitality.  Our Jing (or qi “bank account”)  is stored in our kidneys.  We have “congenital” jing (that which we were born with) and “accquired” jing (that which comes from the...

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TCM 101— The Eight Principles

TCM 101— The Eight Principles

TCM (traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutrition) has many ways of diagnostically seeing a person.  These various theoretical constructs were developed in different eras and regions of China. In this article, I want to discuss the...

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Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup Recipe

Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup Recipe

Tonifying herbs are often cooked into soup because their taste is pleasant. The chicken in this soup brings out the Qi-tonifying and blood-nourishing properties of the herbs. This recipe has been used by the Institute for Traditional Medicine in Portland for...

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Beating the Wintertime Blues

Beating the Wintertime Blues

Through the lens of Chinese medicine, Seattle’s gray and rainy skies offer us the opportunity to gaze inward- to take time to close our eyes, meditate, and visualize the burning embers which lie within us. Winter is the yin time...

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Treating Migraines with TCM

Treating Migraines with TCM

Migraine Headaches have long plagued human kind. Headache remedies can be found in the most ancient of cultures. In today’s modern world, many of these traditional cures have been lost. Although we must be thankful to western allopathic medicine for...

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