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Perimenopause, What’s Really Going On-Part II

Last month I wrote an article on perimenopause from a Western perspective. In this article I’ll explain this transition from a Chinese medical perspective. To begin, let’s lay the groundwork with some basic concepts. What is Yin and How Much do I Need? Yin (the opposite of Yang), can describe anything in the body. In […]

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Perimenopause, What’s Really Going On-Part I

In my practice about 40% of my patients are women in the 35-50 age range. This means that in addition to treating orthopedic complaints, I am helping many women address the symptoms associated with perimenopause. I’m using part one of this series to look at this process from a Western medical perspective. I will reprise […]

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Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Hot Flashes

If you’re a woman in your forties or fifties, it’s likely you’ve experienced changes taking place associated with menopause. For some women this transition is easy. For others, the onset of menopause can be much more challenging and may include symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, thirst, and insomnia. While Western Medicine ascribes these changes […]

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Eat Fat to Lose Weight

Just so you know, it’s taken me decades to improve my diet. Growing up, I drank plenty of soda, ate donuts every weekend, and fast food several times per week. I still love sugar and baked goods- I just don’t eat as much as I used to. We are all plenty educated about what to […]

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4 Ways to a Better Night’s Sleep

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, with a prevalence of 40% in adults. It is generally believed that 10%–15% of the adult population suffers from chronic insomnia, and an additional 25%–35% have transient or occasional insomnia.1 It’s no wonder Americans are so desperate for sleep! Fortunately, there are number of resources out […]

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