I promise that eating that pint of ice cream at night is not the answer. Earth-centered eating can help with your stress.
Over the past several months, I discovered that eggs are making me sick. My first order of business is to find out if it’s a food allergy or sensitivity.
Is kimchi just another food fad? No way! Improving digestion starts with eating foods that increase intestinal absorption, like kimchi.
In February 2015 I was diagnosed with a small bowel obstruction (SBO). Since then, I have developed a holistic protocol to minimize and prevent episodes.
I learned that my own diet – though anti-inflammatory – wasn’t always good for treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Warm your belly and heal your body with this easy, versatile and all-diet friendly bone broth recipe.
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Digestive Health: Research & News
Human microbiome brings new insights to traditional Chinese medicine (Bio-X Research) - 2018
There is a long history of recognition and application of commensal bacteria in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in China. The human microbiota is indispensable for human health and participates in various biological functions, including digestion, nourishment, and immunity. Click to read
Enhancing Clinical Efficacy through the Gut Microbiota: A New Field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Science Direct) - 2018
With increasing evidence indicating that the gut microbiota is important in host health and may be associated with the therapeutic activity of TCM components, it may now be possible to assess the effects of TCMs from the perspective of the gut microbiota. Click to read
How ancient remedies are changing modern medicine (National Geographic) - 2018
Few subjects ignite more heated debate in health circles than traditional Chinese medicine. But China, with one of the oldest continuous accumulations of documented medical observations, offers the biggest trove for scientists to sift through. Click to read
Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in China: A review (World Journal of Gastroenterology) - 2015
The purpose of this review article is to examine the treatment approaches of IBS that have been published in recent years, especially in China, to assess the possible differences in treating IBS between China and other countries. Click to read
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Back to Basics
Have you heard the buzz about “dry needling” lately? Read on to learn more about the differences between dry needling and acupuncture and what this means for you.
What makes acupuncture work better for some than others? We’ll go over three keys to a successful treatment so you can get the best results possible.
Acupuncture is just one part of the whole medical system of Chinese medicine. Explore the world of TCM.
There seems to be an ongoing conversation that one must “believe” in acupuncture–as if it is a religious-based healing or its complementary opposite, voodoo–for it to be effective.
Find an AcupuncturistThe practitioners listed in Acupuncture Buzz are board-certified and state-licensed with a master’s level degree in Chinese medicine, at minimum.
November Spotlight: Digestive Health
Gary Weiner, N.D., L.Ac
Dr. Gary Weiner has over twenty years of clinical experience in serving people seeking health. As an integrative care, naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, Dr. Weiner is committed to getting to the root of his patients’ health issues to create individual and effective treatment plans to restore vitality and function.
Transforming his own health through diet motivated Dr. Weiner to change from a successful career as writer and producer for public television and film to a career in medicine.
Committed to using all of his skills and knowledge and the best medicine has to offer, Dr. Weiner was trained in family medicine and specializes in the treatment of gastro-intestinal, endocrine and auto-immune disorders.
Sarah Senter, LAc
Sarah Senter Luikart is a licensed acupuncturist, native Austinite and mother of two boys.
In addition to being a Chinese medicine practitioner for over 10 years, she holds certifications in applied clinical nutrition, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, and NAET allergy therapy.
She gains more knowledge each year through continuing education in holistic nutrition, healing foods and women’s health.
She is now parenting, writing, teaching, and helping you cultivate good qi at home through Medicine Kitchen, her blog that merges the wisdom of eastern medicine with nutrition and food energetics, mindfulness and seasonal tips for mind, body and spirit.
Lynn Jaffee, LAc
Lynn Jaffee, LAc has worked in the field of health promotion since 1985.
Lynn has a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
She has been in private practice in Minnesota since 2003.