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The Desire to Get Better

The Desire to Get Better By Emma Suttie, D.Ac, AP

There is something about medicine that I don't think gets talked about enough, and in my opinion, it is one of the most important aspects of the healing process. It is not the quality of the medicines or herbs, the severity of the disease or even the credentials of the doctor. It is simply, the desire to get better.

To some, this may seem strange. If people are seeking out treatment and showing up in your office, does this not imply a desire to get well? You would think so, but, in my experience, it is not always the case. Many times patients arrive and in the course of the initial interview it becomes obvious that they have become identified with their disease. More...  

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The Art of Cupping

The Art of CuppingBy Sally Goluboff, L.Ac.

Cupping has become all the rage in recent weeks since the Olympics took place in Rio de Janeiro. everyone has been talking about the large purple marks seen on Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, as well as on many other swimmers and gymnasts.

While this might seem like a new and innovative therapy, cupping has existed for thousands of years. Itís an ancient healing practice used in Chinese medicine along with acupuncture, tuina massage, herbal medicine, moxibustion, Gua Sha, Tai Chi and Qigong. Cupping was also used in early Egyptian society as well as ancient Greece, and is still being practiced in many countries around the world. More...


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Safety of Different Acupuncture Manipulations for Posterior Circulation Ischemia with Vertigo

The Effects of Electroacupuncture on the Apelin/APJ System in the Spinal Cord of Rats with Inflammatory Pain

Study of Cross-Resistance Mediated by Antibiotics, Chlorhexidine and Rhizoma Coptidis in Staphylococcus aureus

Ask Dr. MaoQ: What can you suggest to alleviate gas discomfort, and what foods should one stay away from if you suffer from this?

A: Gas is indicative of digestive function deficiency and stagnation of qi (chi). This can be alleviated with reducing the foods that produce gas, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy diet.

1. Avoid the following foods, as they tend to produce gas: onions, soda, beans, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Dairy products should be eliminated.


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