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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Your HEART Does More Than Circulate BloodIn Traditional Chinese Medicine, Your HEART Does More Than Circulate Blood

By Angela Soeon Park, L.Ac.

Nearly all civilizations acknowledge that the heart is the most important organ in the human body. Both eastern and western medicine has a long history of heart research, but they each developed their own points of view of heart function based upon their interpretation of its function. Interestingly, recent research supports the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concept of Heart provides a possibility for finding new integrative methods for the treatment of heart problems. More...

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Factors that Worsen Headaches Factors that Worsen Headaches

By Dr. Mao

Ouch, one thing is certain - headaches are painful. Sometimes people get a headache as a result of catching a cold, staying up too late, or getting a hangover after drinking too much. One in six Americans experiences chronic headaches that can be caused by sinus problems, muscle tension, eye strain, jaw clenching, hunger, anxiety, a virus, or allergies. Headaches can be experienced at the front of the head, the temples, the back of the head near the neck, and on the top of the head. Factors that worsen headaches include poor eating habits, stress, and lack of sleep. Headaches can occur during the day or in the evening, while you are active or at rest. More...

 

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Psoralea Corylifolia L. Ameliorates Collagen-Induced Arthritis by Reducing Proinflammatory Cytokines and Upregulating Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells

Ask Dr. MaoQ: What are some habits that will help me release the stress and tension that builds up in my busy day?

A: Here are some healthy habits you can integrate into your daily grind to free yourself from stress forever:

1. Cut out caffeine because it stimulates the adrenaline release. Give up the cup of coffee and opt for the therapeutic benefits of caffeine-free herbal teas.

2. A daily meditation program is your number one method to release tension at the end of a busy day and. Also, yoga, tai chi, or similar activities can help to alleviate stress.

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