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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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B Vitamins & Kava for Anxiety

Why We Feel Anxious Anxiety is a natural process experienced by almost every animal on earth. When something threatens our well-being, the stress response takes action and gives us the needed boost to get us out of harm’s way—we call this the “fight or flight” system. Unfortunately, our stress response can become dysfunctional over time […]

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Teenage Anxiety: The Invisible Disease

National Crisis or a Sign of the Times? According to national statistics, anxiety affects nearly 1 in 5 adults annually and affects a staggering 1 in 3 adolescents.  The National Comorbidity Survey Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) which looked at any anxiety disorder among U.S. adolescents aged 13-18 found the following: An estimated 31.9% of adolescents had […]

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Acupuncture can put you in a better mood

How can alternative medicines, like acupuncture, effect my mood? When we talk about alternative medicine, we are talking about a very broad range of disciplines including, but not limited to, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, herbs, and ayurvedic medicine. Each of these medicines has within its constructs the ability to diagnose and treat disharmonies. To address your […]

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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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