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Difficulty breathing, wheezing, mucus build-up in the lungs, tightness in the chest, fatigue, blue nail beds, and chronic coughing are common signs that your respiratory system is struggling to function. Give your lungs a helping ...

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Antioxidants are a special group of substances that are found in foods or produced in your body. They help defend your cells from free radicals that seek to destroy them. Without antioxidants to act as ...

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Allergies can be so unpredictable. You don't always know when and where they will strike. Popping allergy medicine can help, but there's a more natural and immediate way to find relief.With acupressure, you let your ...

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A simple, straightforward study published in the October 2015 edition of the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine presents scientific evidence that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation acupuncture (acu-TENS) helps improve symptoms for patients with chronic pulmonary ...

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A study called "The Effects of Acupuncture on Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis," published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in February of 2013, brings encouraging news for sufferers of seasonal allergies. Researchers set out to determine ...

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The digestive system is responsible for 70% of our immune system.  Dysbiosis is the condition that results when the natural flora of the gut are thrown out of balance, commonly caused by antibiotics.  Antibiotics are ...

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A hoarse, gravelly sounding voice can be caused by shouting, too much talking, or by a respiratory illness. Laryngitis is the medical term for inflammation of the vocal cords, and usually results from a viral ...

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Inflammation of the upper airway structures may result in illnesses such as laryngitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis. The larynx is more commonly known as the voice box, which encases our vocal cords. The pharynx is the ...

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To study the effects of acupuncture for the treatment of adult bronchial asthma, researchers conducted a clinical trial in 2009 called "Effects of Acupuncture Treatment in Patients with Bronchial Asthma." The results appeared in the ...

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Asthma is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the lungs and, consequently, a narrowing of the bronchial tubes--also known as the air passages. This makes breathing difficult since the airflow is restricted. Tell-tale signs ...

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When the superficial layer of skin (epidermis) becomes dehydrated due to changes in weather, allergic reaction, certain medications, or bathing or showering, it may develop fine flakes and dry patches. The medical term for this ...

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While sinusitis simply refers to inflammation of the nasal passages, the symptoms and treatments can prove more complex. An acute case of sinusitis (recently occurring) becomes chronic when medical treatments fail to cure the problem ...

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Histamine is a chemical, which is involved in our local immune response as well as regulating physiological function in the gut, acting as a neurotransmitter. During the time of seasonal allergies, the body's immune system ...

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Acupuncture has been used to treat seasonal allergies for centuries with great success. According to traditional medicine, treatment is directed toward clearing the nasal passages, supporting the immune system and strengthening the systems of the ...

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The American Journal of Epidemiology recently published a study that showed that acupuncture can significantly relieve allergic rhinitis symptoms.In this German study, 5,237 men and women were analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in ...

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Asthma is a growing problem among American children.  For most kids, this usually means a lifetime of asthma control drugs and possibly an inhaler. But it doesn™t have to be that way.Fortunately, holistic medical care ...

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Childhood Allergies: Treatment Without Trouble. Allergies afflict millions of children nationwide. Traditional Chinese medicine offers a healthy way of getting rid of allergic reactions without resorting to expensive medicines or regular injections. For children who ...

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Q: Can Acupuncture Treat Skin Conditions?A: For thousands of years, traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners (Chinese physicians) have used acupuncture and herbs to treat a wide variety of common skin ailments. That same wisdom can ...

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Treatment of Asthma with Herbs and AcupunctureDEFINITION: In Chinese medicine, asthma is called "xiao chuan", which means wheezing and dyspnea, respectively. Chinese medicine classifies xiao and chuan as two separate illnesses with different treatments. Xiao ...

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Q: I have Morton's Neuroma on my left foot. Can acupuncture help this painful condition or do I need to have surgery?

A: A neuroma is a swelling or scarring of a small nerve between your toes. When your body mechanics are not aligned, the space between your m... Read More