In Spokane Chinese medicine, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known as “arthralgia syndrome.” RA is a systemic disease marked by chronic inflammation of tissues and joints. It is a common condition that manifests in symptoms such as numbness; painful extension of bones, joints, and muscles; … Continue reading
Chronic bronchitis is one among the many lung diseases bracketed under the term COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Chronic bronchitis causes irritation and inflammation of the air passages, which are the pathways in the lungs where air goes in and out of your body. These … Continue reading
There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ food or ‘good’ food in Chinese medicine. There are inappropriate foods for a certain individual, just as there are appropriate herbs for a specific individual depending on what their health needs are. For a fatigued and cold person, warm … Continue reading
Because Chinese people consider their daily food consumption a first line of treatment, it is one of the things they take very seriously. It is not uncommon for these people to address a small ailment by including a certain ingredient in a dish or by … Continue reading
The concept of medicinal food preparations refers to the nature/temperature and flavors or tastes of foods and to which energy channels foods enter, as well as the movement orientation (outward, inward, downward, upward) and general qualities (draining, moistening, drying, cooling, warming, etc.) of the foods. … Continue reading
The Five Phases of Chinese Nutritional Therapy (FPNT) depends on a couple of basic frameworks of the Five Phases, Yin/Yang, and Chinese Medicine in Jacksonville. Most of the information in this article is derived from various sources including Chinese medicine school text books.
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