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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Painful Spine Condition that Chinese Medicine Can Help With Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that can cause joint damage – sometimes permanent damage. The exact underlying cause isn’t well known, though genetic factors are suspected. Early treatment is recommended for the condition to prevent long-term joint damage in the spine …

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Gallstones: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments and How Eastern Medicine Can Help Gallstones are extremely common in developed, mostly western countries. It’s estimated that around 6 percent of men and 9 percent of women have gallstones in the U.S., likely driven by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors – with diet foremost among them. A cholesterol-rich …

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Liver Fibrosis, Muscle Cramps and More: How Bai Shao and Gan Cao are Used in Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine relies on therapies rooted, sometimes literally, in natural practices. This includes modalities like acupuncture and herbal therapies, both of which are effective in an impressive range of medical conditions. Their ability to balance the body’s function and encourage self-healing (or self-regulation) means eastern medicine has a strong track record of efficacy and safety …

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Overactive Bladder in Women

Overactive Bladder in Women: How Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine can Help Treat Urinary Incontinence In older women, signs of urinary incontinence are surprisingly common. According to the National Institutes of Health, around 45 percent of women experience the condition to some extent. And for many, an overactive bladder can be distressing to live with. There …

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

GERD is a Common, Uncomfortable Condition, But Eastern Medicine Can Help Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is widespread throughout the U.S., with about 20 percent of Americans experiencing symptoms. GERD is often manageable with lifestyle changes, but severe cases can be difficult to treat without medical support. And severe cases can have a negative effect on …

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Shingles Can Greatly Reduce Quality of Life, But There are Treatment Options Herpes zoster is the virus behind shingles, and the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you had chicken pox as a child, the virus is still inside your tissue. Specifically, herpes zoster prefers to hide in the nerves, though it remains inactive …

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Diminished Ovarian Reserve

Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Causes, Effects and Acupuncture’s Benefits When fertility experts talk about ovarian reserve, they’re referring to the number and quality of eggs inside a woman’s ovaries. It’s a rough measure of a woman’s fertility, and roughly tied to the “biological clock” that’s unique to each patient. Ovarian reserves vary greatly from woman to …

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