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Spring is the time of growth and renewal. Our diet during this time should be simple, light and contain plenty of young plants, fresh greens and sprouts. In the spring, food is best cooked for a shorter time but at higher temperatures. That way, we preserve more nutrients. Small amounts of raw foods are recommended especially for individuals with warm constitution and during periods of intense physical activity. Large amounts of raw foods can weaken digestive fire so individuals with cold constitution and weak digestion should be cautious.
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Most women never suspect that they may have blocked fallopian tubes. This happens mainly because women don’t experience any obvious symptoms that would lead them to believe that they have such a condition. Infertility is what usually leads women to discover the state of their fallopian tubes. If you have been trying to conceive for longer than a year and you are over 35 years old, you definitely want to consider checking the state of your fallopian tubes.
Fallopian tube obstruction can be diagnosed in a number of ways. Laparsocopy is …
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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
You have probably come across this famous quote written by Hippocrates (460 BC-377 BC), an ancient Greek doctor who is considered the father of Western medicine. Sounds nice, right? But how many of us really take this quote to heart? How many of us really believe that we can cure ourselves with food? Ancient Chinese doctors were strong believers in that food can be used as medicine. During their time, when patients got sick, the first thing that the doctor would …
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So, you have decided you want to try acupuncture for your fertility concerns. If you don’t know anybody who is seeing an acupuncturist or if your doctor does not have any referral sources, what do you do? Do you start searching the Internet first or do you get your phone book out and call the first person that you randomly selected by sticking a pencil into the page with your eyes closed? How do you find an acupuncturist that you can trust who can address your needs?
Searching for the right …
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Concept of Blood
The concept of blood (xue) in traditional Chinese medicine is closely related to the concept of blood in Western medicine except that it goes further to include functions such as tissue nourishment. The diagnosis of “blood deficiency” in Chinese medicine often corresponds to iron deficiency anemia in Western medicine but a patient can still have “blood deficiency” by Chinese medical standards even though testing may reveal normal blood iron level.
During female monthly cycle, blood plays a major roll in nourishing the endometrium (uterine lining) and preparing it for …