Author Archives: Stephanie Harper

Classifying Chinese Foods in Chinese Medicine

In Chinese medicine, a well balanced diet is roughly made up of 20 percent of each of the following five flavors or tastes: salty, spicy, bitter, sour, and sweet. The standard American diet is oftentimes improperly weighted with excessive amounts of sweet tastes and salt. As this type of diet leads to obesity and health […]
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Chinese Nutritional Therapy For Athletes

Prevailing wisdom states nutrition for athletes should consider the specific sport they are preparing for. This is logical since athletic performance for activities based on strength, after all, entails various resources from the body besides endurance-based training. But if you go past that conventional Western wisdom in nutrition and sports medicine, Chinese medicine has a […]
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Labor Acupressure Prepares The Baby And Mother For Very Safe, Painless, and Natural Birth

Developed in Asia more than 5,000 years ago, acupressure is an ancient healing art that deals with the flow of natural energy within the body and with the human body itself. Practitioners of this remedial technique consider the body as a system of energy that strives to alleviate symptoms by freeing obstructed centers of energy […]
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The Many Uses of Acupuncture, Acupressure, and Other Alternative Means of Stimulation

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an all-inclusive healthcare system that addresses chronic and acute diseases and disorders. It is widely believed to have originated in China more than 3,500 years ago. The philosophy of acupuncture, a healing art grounded on natural law, is to heal without side effects and in a safe way. The aim […]
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Chinese Herbs That Can Address Kidney Yin or Yang Deficiency

According to Chinese medicine, the kidney is the organ in which the essence of the body is believed to reside. It is also related to the water element. These are the reasons why this organ is behind the excretion of toxins through the process of urination. Some traditional Chinese practitioners poetically refer to the kidneys […]
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The Various Health Benefits Of Qi Gong

Probably one of the most misunderstood of all New Age practices is Qi Gong. For one thing, not many people know how to pronounce its name appropriately (it’s Chee Kung). Another thing is that many think it is just a relaxation technique; it actually can be used both as a relaxation and martial art technique. […]
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The Many Benefits of Tai Chi

Chinese health practices in Boca Raton are usually associated by most people with certain aggressive forms of martial arts that are highly energetic, oftentimes involving histrionics such as breaking down solid brick walls, delivering punches at bullet speed, kicking in the air, or some such similar fantasy stuff. More often than not, these are all […]
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Chinese Cupping Therapy Can Be Good For People Who Are Afraid Of Getting Acupuncture

If you might want to consider trying Chinese cupping therapy if you’re experiencing pain in a certain part of your body. This technique is often included by acupuncturists as a complement to acupuncture treatment or as an alternative to it. In ancient China, cupping was originally called “horn therapy.” Today, you can find variations of […]
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Gua Sha Therapy Helps Relieve The Symptoms Of Perimenopause

According to a recent study, a Chinese medicine technique that rubs or scrapes certain parts of the body with a smooth-edged tool may help alleviate vexatious symptoms women suffer from in the years leading up to menopause. As levels of estrogen ebb and flow and begin falling, perimenopause can commence eight to 10 years prior […]
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Caution In The Use Of Acupuncture For The Treatment of Lymphadema

The usually successful techniques of lymphedema treatment include skin care, exercise, compression garment, and lymph drainage therapy. Still, many lymphedema patients are wondering if there are alternative treatments that can provide them relief from their debilitating problem. One such treatment that can be of use to them is acupuncture. For lymphedema sufferers, the risk of […]
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