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Balancing Estrogen Naturally

Balancing Estrogen Naturally By Albert Vaca, L.Ac

In our Chinese medicine practice, we often speak about balance. Work/Life balance, emotional balance, and muscle balance/imbalance, to name a few. Chinese medicine isn't some new-age, tree-hugging lingo. As far back as 200 BC, syndrome differentiation theory was introduced to help identify patterns of disharmony. Hot vs. Cold, Interior vs. Exterior, Excess vs. Deficiency, and Yin vs. Yang. When there is balance, the body can be more efficient.

Many patients come to our practice to help balance their hormones. More...

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Anti-Inflammatory Foods By Angela Soeon Park, L.Ac.

If you have pain that keeps you from doing your daily activities, have you considered an anti-inflammatory diet? Such a diet, now the focus of many cookbooks, can help combat inflammation that may be at the root of pain experienced in the joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Fortunately, there are some foods that are anti-inflammatory in nature. More...

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: What are some things I can do to help with long-term constipation?

A: Constipation has many forms. There may be fecal impaction, difficulty defecating, lack of fluids, or other origins and causes. It would be a good idea to consult a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor to determine the proper diagnosis. In the meantime, I have the following recommendations:

1. Avoid stress, tension, spicy foods, fried foods, and meat.

2. Increase fiber intake. Start eating more apples, avocado, walnuts, figs, spinach, kale, raspberries, pears, pine nuts, sesame seeds, azuki beans, apricot kernel, beets, and cabbage. Fresh green vegetables are also recommended.



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