Management of Dermatitis from a Chinese Medicine Perspective

 What is dermatitis? In medical terms, 'derm' refers to the skin, and '-itis' simply means that something is inflamed. So dermatitis is literally 'inflammation...

The Year of the Fire Rooster – Chinese New Year 2017

  How do you say Happy New Year in Chinese? There are many languages spoken in China, but the two most common are Mandarin (mainland...

Why Chinese Herbal Medicine is Better than Topical Steroids for Children’s Eczema

According to the National Eczema Association, the prevalence of eczema in children in the U.S. is 10.7%. So, that's basically 1 in 10 kids...

Winter Survival Guide for Psoriasis

Many people look forward to the cooler months of autumn and winter, with their crisp, cool air bringing relief from summer’s heat and humidity. However,...

Flower Essences – The Subtle Healing Power of Nature

The healing power of plants is undeniable. Flowers uplift our mood, promote health and well-being, and nurture us on a physical, emotional, and spiritual...

Common Acupressure Points for Self Care

Acupressure, a type of massage, is one of the many types of treatments commonly employed in the Traditional Chinese Medicine healing system. Other types of...

How Does Acupuncture Work?

What is acupuncture? According to a definition on Google: Acupuncture is "a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with...

The Elusive, Difficult-but-Easy-to-Define Concept of Qi

 In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are 4 vital substances of life: Qi (pronounced "chee"), Blood, Body Fluids, and Essence. This article will focus...

How to Avoid a Heart Attack (Hint: It’s Not What You Think)

The heart - arguably one of the most hard-working organs of the body. The heart is a muscle that works non-stop from the time you...

The Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a vast and comprehensive medical system that was first developed in ancient China more than 3,000 years ago. There...