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Worried about Dementia? Eat More Fiber

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. New research shows that eating a high fiber diet (especially soluble fiber) is linked to a lower risk of disabling dementia. The study of 3700 adults found that participants who consumed the most fiber had...

Fertility Support with IVF and Acupuncture

In modern life, fertility has decreased due to significant changes in lifestyle and environment. Accordingly, infertility as a specialty has been established to solve more reproductive diseases and genetic problems. With this development, there are more technologies and medical treatments to help solve the corresponding problems. What is IVF? IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a technique to help infertility or related genetic problems. It is a complex series of procedures to assist...

The Main Cause of Most Children’s Disease

Causes of disease in Children are similar to that in adults. They can be differentiated into internal and external factors, together with miscellaneous factors like diet and lifestyle. Internal causes refer to the seven emotions. External causes refer to the six environmental or climatic factors. In children under six years of age, diet is the leading cause of the commonly encountered pediatric complaints with internal and/or external causes aggravating the ill...

Introduction to TCM Pediatric:  4 Deficiencies

The 4 deficiencies lie within the Yin, Lungs, Spleen and Kidney Yin & Yang Qualities of Yin in relation to Yang are those that are cold, dull, fluid and passive motion. As mentioned, children have pure Yang constitution and Yang. Thus, Yin are relatively low due to the immaturity of body and consumption during growth (Yang process). Lungs The study of Chinese medicine pediatrics states that: Children’s exterior defensive mechanism is not secure, which...

Introduction to TCM Pediatric: 3 Excesses

The 3 excesses are seen in the Yang, Liver and Heart. Yin & Yang Qualities of Yang in relation to Yin are those that are bright, warm, active movement. As mentioned, children have a pure Yang constitution and Yang is the substance which drive the growing process, Yin substance (which is the blood, the essence of the body) are relatively low due to the consumption during the growing process. Liver Zhu Dan-Xi, 朱丹溪 one...

Introduction to TCM pediatric

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” - Milton Berle Yes, the quote above expresses the ups and downs of parenting life accurately, unconditional love, endless care and dedication to ensure that our children are able to grow healthily, both mentally and physically, in a stimulating, positive and conducive environment. Therefore, coping with various childhood ailments is an ordinary occurrence for all parents throughout their children’s development...

Should Obesity Interventions Focus on Weight Loss or Fitness?

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. A recent study review concluded that obesity interventions would be more effective at preventing deaths if they focused less on weight loss and more on increased physical activity and improved fitness. They argue that weight shouldn’t...

Female Urogenital Infections and Their TCM Treatments

Urogenital infections, also known as urinary and genital infections, are a common form of illness in women nowadays. The potential causes of such infections include unhygienic sex, low immunity, taking contraceptive pills for a long duration of time. Women who are pregnant or going through menopause are more prone to such infections as well. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infectious disease caused by the growth and multiplication of pathogens in...

TCM Intervention of Benign Thyroid Nodules

Many people find that nodules grow on the thyroid after yearly check-up. They will be very nervous and anxious and want to know why they get nodules and how to treat them. In the view of TCM, what are the factors causing thyroid nodules? A)Congenital factors - people with the following constitution are prone to nodules. Qi Stagnation Constitution: Depression, tension, chest fullness, bloating, belching and sighing Qi deficiency constitution: Tired easily, poor appetite,...

What Exercise is Best for Women as They Get Older?

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. A study of two different exercise programs showed significantly more gains for women participating in a high-intensity program over those in a low-intensity Pilates program. The participants were 115 postmenopausal women with low bone mass. Most...