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Better Sleep Equals Better Cardiovascular Health

This article is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a recent study or article and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. Medical professionals are becoming ever more aware of the importance of sleep to health. Recently, a study found that healthy sleep patterns were associated with about a one third reduced risk for heart disease and stroke. And,...

In Sync with the Seasons: Winter Health TCM for Natural Winter Health

In wintertime the traditional Chinese Yin-Yang cycle reaches its Yin peak. It is the season of rest and passivity, during which nature reduces its activities. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recommends living in harmony with nature, therefore people should reduce their activity level during winter. In TCM, winter is related to the water element and associated with the organs kidney and bladder. The kidneys are the source of the kidney Qi which...

Gaofang: Keep Your Body Strong This Winter

“If you get good Gaofang tonic in winter, you can kill a tiger in the spring.”   TCM does a great job addressing winter health and treating seasonal illnesses, due to its focus on strengthening the body to live in harmony with nature. Common winter ailments like colds and coughing can be effectively treated with herbal decoctions and acupuncture. Today, we’ll share how an ancient Chinese tonic can improve your overall health...

Travel Rx: Healthy Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are here and many will make the most of it and travel home or to some fun locations. Travel can be demanding on the body, especially when crossing several time zones. Nothing derails fun holiday plans more quickly than illness or a serious case of jet lag. Here are a few of the most common problems brought on by the rigors of travel and some tips and solutions. Jet...

Hormotional Overload: Regaining Balance for Your Body and Mind

Too many women suffer like I did from symptoms I sometimes call “triple hormone hell”. It’s a downward spiral of sleep issues, fatigue and moodiness. I was trying to get through my day with 1-2 hours of sleep at a time and overwhelming fatigue and feelings of despair. I had gained a significant amount of weight and my limbs felt heavy and my breathing constricted.   Many women also experience anxiety,...

What Are You Really Saying? Unlocking the Secrets of Good Communication

„You cannot not communicate."(Paul Watzlawick) Communication is everywhere and makes our interactions possible. But communication is not just a simple tool for giving objective information. We’re constantly giving signals in our communications and creating an atmosphere for personal relationships. We communicate inner feelings and expectations along with information. How you talk to someone makes a world of difference. Communication can make relationships stronger. Good communication is a powerful tool for your personal...

Celebrating 15 Years of Integrative Medicine: The Body & Soul Story

 Where eastern medicine blends with western science to provide the most natural, effective solutions for your health The Founding of Body & Soul: A Healing Setting After coming to Shanghai from Germany in 1995, Doris Rathgeber initially faced the challenge of feeling lost and needing to find her place. Fortunately, Shanghai’s challenges often lead to opportunities and for Doris, this meant realizing her long-lost dream of becoming a doctor. After the long road of...

Living a Healthy Life in Shanghai

Recently, we shared some of the ways to create a healthy environment in Shanghai. Today, we’ll offer tips for personal health. We cover some of the main topics patients ask about and concerns that come up in our Shanghai Health and Wellness group. Is it possible to be healthy even when the environment around us isn’t always? Absolutely. The human body is strong and has powerful self-detoxing mechanisms. But, it needs...