How can TCM help me? – Read on to find out! [Written Articles]

The different faces of Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disease that most commonly presents as a red, scaly plaques caused by excessive proliferation of skin cells. Psoriasis is five times less common in Asian…
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Post-Herpetic Neuralgia: Will It Happen To Me?

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What is Post-Herpetic Neuralgia? After the initial Chicken Pox infection by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), the virus implants itself in the neural ganglia. Herpes Zoster flares up when the…

TCM to treat Prurigo

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Prurigo is a condition in which there are independent itchy papular/nodular eruptions induced by insect bite or allergy. These pruritic papules are thought to be an inflammatory response and are…
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Lichen Simplex vs Normal Eczema – Treatment with Chinese Medicine

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What is Lichen Simplex? Common Causes of Lichen Simplex How to Treat Lichen Simplex Lichen Simplex vs Normal Eczema Summary Lichen simplex is a localized, well-circumscribed area of thickened skin…
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Herpes Simplex vs Herpes Zoster

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What is Herpes Simplex? What is Herpes Zoster? Difference between Herpes Simplex vs Herpes Zoster (1) Causes (2) Clinical Presentation (3) Transmission (4) Prevention and Management (5) Recurrence Treat HSV…
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Fibromyalgia Treatment with Lymphatic Drainage

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Lymphatic drainage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), is a therapeutic technique that is viable as a potential treatment for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia, which affects millions of people worldwide, is…

The Chinese were First, but Overtaken

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Replacement Therapy with Animal Tissue Already in the 7th century AD, the Chinese were already using the thyroid glands of gelded ram, sheep, pigs etc as medicine to treat goiter,…

Critique of a Medicine God

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伤寒有五:有中风,有伤寒,有湿温,有热病,有温病。 – 难经 In the time of Mr. Zhang Zhongjing, all externally contracted diseases were classified Cold Damage (伤寒). Cold Damage was the umbrella term for all classifiable infectious diseases…

Prescribing using Han Dynasty Measures of Quantity

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Mastering the quantity of each herb used is very important in clinical practice. This is especially so when we want to practice prescribing 经方 i.e. those created by Mr. Zhang…