Research Update – Moxibustion and Dysmenorrhea
Research Update – Moxibustion and Dysmenorrhea A study conducted by Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has determined that the use of moxibustion at specific days during a woman’s menstrual cycle can decrease pain associated with menstruation. Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is a big problem for many women. This study used moxibustion, an accessory modality of TCM, to treat the pain associated with menstruation. The study and its systematic review s
Looking to stay extra warm this winter?
BLOOD FLOW We all know that keeping your head and feet properly covered maintains our internal temperature, but what about when we feel like we just can’t seem to warm up, get our blood flow moving, or have a circulatory disorder that’s hindering our winter extracurriculars? Symptoms of Poor Circulation Symptoms of poor blood flow are easy to spot and often include having cold extremities, headaches, dizziness, or muscle cramps. The area that is easiest to spot are in the arm
Let’s explore five main food tastes.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), food is considered medicine. Herbal formulas mostly consist of food items like twigs, berries, nuts, fruit skins, roots, flowers and animal products. Food also has qualities beyond the biochemical nature assigned by Western medicine and nutritionists. Food also has elements such as taste and temperature, color and texture. These qualities go to specific organs that identify with these elements and are absorbed and benefited by them. Let’