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Long-term Relief for Period Pain

Many women suffer from period pain (dysmenorrhea). This includes aching, cramping pain in the abdomen, a feeling of pressure, and sometimes pain in the lower back, hips and thighs. These pains range in severity level and may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Menstrual cramps happen because of natural muscle contractions in the uterus. If it contracts too strongly during your menstrual cycle, it can press against nearby blood...

Problems in the Foundation: Are Your Feet Causing Your Back Pain?

Occasionally patients come in with low back pain that they describe as happening when they walk or are on their feet. For most back pain patients, it is exactly the opposite. They get some relief with standing and movement, but feel worse when sitting for prolonged periods (and sitting is often part of the cause). The body gives us a strong clue when pain comes with standing or walking. It...

Why do so many people suffer from shoulder pain?

Why is shoulder pain so common? Shoulder pain and dysfunction is one of the most common complaints we see. Perhaps only neck pain and low back pain are more frequently seen. There are many reasons why so many people experience shoulder pain. The first is the shoulder is a very complex joint and is made up of at least four individual joints. As a general rule, the more complex something is,...

Spring and liver 春天与肝脏

Which viscera is spring most closely related to? It's liver! Spring is the season when everything grows and Yang rises. In the theory of five elements, spring and liver belong to wood. 春天和哪个脏腑关系最为密切?是肝脏!春季是万物生长,阳气升发的季节,在五行学说中,春天和肝脏都是属于木。 The liver in traditional Chinese medicine includes and is larger than the anatomic liver. It has the functions of regulating Qi, emotion, promoting digestion and absorption of the spleen and stomach, adjusting blood volume and blood movement, water distribution,...

Meet the TCM Doctor: Serena Yang

Serena received her degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), majoring in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. She specializes in gynecological disorders, dysmenorrhea, PMS, menopausal symptoms, uterine myomas, PID, and infertility. Serena also specializes in acupuncture that deals with all sorts of body pains and traditional Chinese internal medicine for conditions such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety, digestive disorder, etc. She uses a combination of herbal...