TCM Weight Loss: Scraping

TCM Weight Loss: Scraping

If ‘spot reducing’ is possible in weight loss, TCM techniques such as acupuncture, cupping, and guasha 刮痧 (scraping) would be at the top of the list. These three, particularly the latter two, are notably area specific, seeking to activate and flush fluid...

Endometriosis in TCM

Endometriosis can be the source of a lot of pain and suffering for women: heavy bleeding and very intense, sharp pain during their period, and possibly infertility. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that normally only lines the uterus each month in...

Ultimate Guide to Weight Loss

As global, but particularly US, obesity rates climb ever higher and the shocking number of overweight people continues to stun me, I think there must be better solutions. I wish there was some way to help them. And I’ll happily work with anyone who is looking to...
Lower Back Pain or Surgery or Both?

Lower Back Pain or Surgery or Both?

Lumbar pain, soreness, or ache may be a life-long source of discomfort, even agony.  Some people–usually on the advice of their doctors–opt for surgery, but does this really bring relief? In most cases, no. There are many causes of lower back pain,...
What to expect when going to a TCM doctor

What to expect when going to a TCM doctor

It’s your first time–you’re going to a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. Everyone’s been raving about their success with acupuncture or how much they love their TCM doctor, and that nagging problem just isn’t getting better even with...
Modernization Needed for TCM

Modernization Needed for TCM

I’ve now had this conversation with a couple of different TCM doctors: traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) will need to be significantly updated and modernized before it can be on-par with allopathic medicine, as opposed to being relegated to the realm of CAM...
TCM Weight Loss: No Running

TCM Weight Loss: No Running

Well, to be more accurate, no high heart rate exercising during the weight loss course.  When I first heard ‘no exercising during this program,’ I both leapt for joy–no obligation to go running–and felt crushed that I wouldn’t have any...
TCM Weight Loss: The How-To Guide

TCM Weight Loss: The How-To Guide

Last year I went to my TCM doctor and asked her to put me on her weight loss course: 10 sessions of acupuncture and weight loss plan for a set price.  The 10 sessions can be 1 week apart or even as much as 2 weeks apart. Over that time and subsequently, I lost...