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Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month: Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment

A specific form of high blood pressure that impacts the lungs, pulmonary hypertension is a chronic ailment that can have a devastating impact on the sufferer's way of life. If untreated, the condition can lead to heart failure. During Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness month, the public is alerted to...

The Effects of Eastern and Western Medicine on Female Infertility Associated with Advanced Maternal Age: A Literature Review

By Stacy Frankovitz Reisner, MPH Age is a significant factor that can affect a woman’s ability to conceive. As many women are postponing childbearing for later in their reproductive lives, infertility is becoming increasingly prevalent. According to the 2013 National Vital Statistics Reports, 1...

MaMassage: The Benefits of Prenatal Massage for Mamas-to-be

I believe massage therapy has a ripple effect--a radiating energy, an extension of our clients’ own healing processes, on through to the other humans within their circle. In our work with pregnant clients, this connection is even more obvious, and infinitely rewarding. When we work with a woman who is carrying another human inside her, we are essentially working with two people simultaneously. As practitioners of touch therapy, we must be fully present to be mindful of that fact. Part of our role as therapist is to educate our clients (and other health care practitioners) about the many benefits that purposeful bodywork engenders for both the mother and the baby.

The PMS Relief You’ve Been Looking For: Traditional Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture

The more the scientific community learns about premenstrual syndrome (PMS), the more a hormonal imbalance is thought to be the primary culprit. TCM and acupuncture have been used for centuries to regulate the body, promote healing, and regain a proper balance of energy, blood, and biochemicals...


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