Fibroids are tumors that usually develop in the uterus and, by nature, are not cancerous. They may, in some cases, make sexual intercourse painful, cause cramping, and prevent or endanger pregnancy. According to TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine, fibroids occur due to the blockage of energy that is expressed in the form of tumors. The TCM modality of acupuncture is used to help remove the … Continue reading
Considered a neurological condition, epilepsy is the result of abnormal or excessive activity in the neural regions of the brain. People over the age of 65 and young children are high risk factors to develop this disorder although people of all age group can also suffer from it. There are medications that can control the seizures or can cure the epilepsy itself. In rare instances … Continue reading
A well-functioning thyroid manufactures hormones that regulate metabolism (transforming food into heat/energy). One thyroid condition, known as Graves’ disease, is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism that results in the thyroid’s overproduction of hormones which in turn, leads to a number of unwanted symptoms. These symptoms include trembling, loss of weight, sweating, heart palpitations and others. In Graves’ disease, the thyroxine (thyroid-stimulating hormone or TSH) … Continue reading
When talking about gastro-esophageal reflux disease, the most common condition we associate it with is heartburn. Heartburn is an acidic sensation in the breastbone that seems to travel all the way to the throat.
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD is a chronic case of acid reflux. Acid reflux, on the other hand, is a condition in which acid and stomach contents tend to flow back … Continue reading
If anyone lives in pain, it can change his life in many ways. Pain can alter one’s ability to enjoy life, inhibit physical activity, can wither away relationships, and can change personalities.
Since painkilling drugs have so many inherent drawbacks, acupuncture treatment is now being widely sought after by people living with day-to-day pain for the resolution of their problem. More and more conventional medicine … Continue reading
Insomnia is often referred to as a sleeping disorder that is defined by a difficulty in staying and/or falling asleep. Individuals suffering from insomnia possess one or more of these symptoms:
-Feeling tired upon waking
-Trouble getting back to sleep
-Waking up during the night
-Arising too early in the morning
-Difficulty falling asleep
Based on the statistics gathered by the National Institutes of Health’s … Continue reading