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Insights of a TCM Dermatologist

By David Heron, LAc The benefits of Chinese Medicine show clearly in the skin of patients treated by TCM dermatologists. Present day TCM dermatologists employ a practice that has been developing as a specialized field of Chinese Medicine since at least 300-200 BCE when the ‘yang yi’ or ‘sores...

TCM for Diabetes Mellitus

By Kathleen Greenough, MSTOM, LAc Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder of the endocrine system (Merck Manual [MM], 2016). Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which insulin production is absent, only occurs in 5% of those with diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes, the most common form,...

Live Well Live Long: Reflections on the Centrality of Nourishing Life Teachings in Chinese Medicine

By Peter Deadman I remember hearing long ago, or perhaps reading, that nourishing life ( yangsheng ) was a branch of Chinese medicine – alongside herbs, acupuncture, tui na, dietary medicine and so on. In fact, from then on I used to repeat this idea myself. However, as time passed, and especially...

Three Secrets from the Pulse Classics That Will Immediately Improve Your Patient Outcomes

By Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, LAc As Traditional East Asian Medicine practitioners, we know that treatment should revolve around clear pulse examination, but who doesn’t feel upset with the disappointingly vague information we were taught in school regarding pulse diagnosis? Who doesn’t feel...

Teaching is a Healing Art

By Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT We all know the famous quote “to teach is to touch a life forever”, but we also know there is “good” touch and “bad” touch. When I set out upon my career as a teacher, it was not in the realm of touch therapy, massage, or healing arts, but I had been “touched” by many...


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