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Freeing ourselves from the complex that binds us

Every crisis entails opportunity – the father complex that binds us and how do we break this strain?   In “Enough as you are: believe in yourself": we like to think we can accomplish anything if we set our minds to it, still clients such as Valerie came to the clinic citing: anxiety attacks with feelings of inadequacy, rumination, persistent worry were the chief complaints. She further states, there is an inner...

Tired, Exhausted and Running Low On Energy?

Interpretation of the TCM terminology 体虚 (tǐ xū): a sense of general discomfort, suboptimal health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), 体虚 (tǐ xū) is classified into four categories which differ in symptoms and treatment protocol. Take the time to peruse the following to see which category resonates with you. Qi deficiency General symptoms: Shortness of breath, easily fatigued, pale dull complexion, palpitation and chest tightness, low voice/tone, profuse perspiration during light activity,...

Get More Sleep, Lose More Weight

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 randomized study has provided evidence that increased sleep may help with weight loss. Prior research had consistently shown that lack of sleep leads to consuming more calories, though the mechanism behind this relationship is...

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...

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...

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...

TCM Prevention and Treatment of Gastropathy

Shanghai is experiencing a special and difficult time. Even so, we can still see that people have been creative with their supplies and cooked exquisite food and happily shared it on WeChat moments. However, some people can't enjoy delicious food because of gastrointestinal symptoms. What are the reasons for such digestive problems? Does TCM have methods to prevent and treat them? Factors causing digestive discomfort Improper diet: Overeating or not having...