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04
Apr

I wish I had more time to read fiction.  Instead, the time that I do have to read is generally taken with current topics in healthcare so that I can keep up with my patients’ needs.  One recent read was the poorly-titled but well-written “Anti-Cancer” by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD.  A research doctor who got […]

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16
Mar

By Lilly Rogers, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Insomnia is more than tossing and turning. It’s more serious than an inability to fall asleep early and has more debilitating effects than are commonly recognized. An estimated 32 million people suffer from insomnia in the U.S. Oriental medicine, with its focus on healing whole syndromes rather […]

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16
Mar

An excellent article by Andrew Ellis at Spring Wind herbs in Berkeley on some truisms, as well as many misconceptions, about pesticides and sulfur in Chinese herbs.  While this article was intended for practitioners, I think it has some valuable information for everyone interested in Chinese herbal medicine who may be concerned about their source.   Click here to read […]

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13
Mar

That’s right, the computer is perhaps one of the leading causes of modern day neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain.  While we cannot magically make the pain disappear without also losing that keyboard or the stress that may accompany the time you spend on your machine, ergonomic adjustments can help to make your quality of […]

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13
Mar

It’s not officially spring yet, but looking out from my window here in the office, it’s my favorite time:  when the two trees across the street shed their white blossoms.  As soon as the wind blows on a beautiful day like today, the blossoms fall like snow, covering the parking lot and all that’s around […]

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10
Mar

A common question I get from patients relates to whether or not it’s ok to take Chinese herbal medicine alongside western/modern medical pharmaceuticals. While I do not prescribe as many herbal medicines as many of my contemporaries, and while most herbs do not interact in dangerous ways with most pharmaceuticals, there are exceptions. It’s best to be well informed about herb-drug interactions, and no one I know of is more qualified to comment on this than my friend and colleague John Chen, a trained doctor of Chinese medicine as well as a doctor of western pharmacology.

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22
Feb

As you might see in my bio, I have been using the theories of neurolinguistic programming in several areas on my practice. One such area is in creating well-formed outcomes. A well-formed outcome asks what the patient will be doing and experiencing when their presenting issue is resolved, and is always stated in the positive. […]

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