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An Acupuncturist’s Response to Tribune Article: Testing Traditional Chinese Medicine

Letter to the Editor, Chicago Tribune In Adam Minter’s article, Testing Traditional Chinese Medicine (Mon, Sept 21, 2015), he discusses the growing popularity of Traditional Chinese herbal medicine in China but fails to address the state of the practice and…

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My Favorite Herbs: Licorice

Spring has finally arrived in Chicago, reigniting my love of gardening and plants. Licorice is an herb I use everyday in my Evanston acupuncture practice. Glycyrrhiza glabra is a member of the pea family and one of the few Chinese…

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Winter Solstice – When Yin Becomes Yang

Yin and Yang are the dualistic interdependent forces found in nature that we experience everyday such as the solstice when dark yeilds to light.  If we stand back and look at the year as a whole we see that the…

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What is the Right Exercise Routine for You?

When I was in living China, every morning while the “East is Red” was blaring through the University speakers, groups of seniors would congregate in the courtyards that my dorm balcony overlooked and begin a quiet gentle movement routine. Some were…

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Poster Presentation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Fertility!

This October I will be presenting a poster at the International Congress for Clinicians in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (icccim.org) on Integrative Treatment Approaches for Fertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is the first annual conference put on by the…

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