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The Treatment of Depression

THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION The treatment of depression can be a difficult,, sad and lonely journey for the one who suffers from it.  It is also both frustrating and heart wrenching for loved ones, family, friends, and health care providers.  Pharmaceutics may work for some, yet do not work for others.  Side effects of these…

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The 48 Hour Flu

The man came to Lotus Center for help because he was coughing, had chills, cold feet (this is rare for him), body aches, fatigue, no appetite, neck ache, and a headache.  His pulse was “full and slippery”, and also “floating in the lung position”, slightly “tight”.  I deciphered these diagnostic clues (which may seem like…

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The Art of Chinese Medicine: Anecdotes from Lotus Center

The patient is an amiable professional female.  She comes to me because she is having a flare-up of her allergies, which can settle in her sinuses and ears.  She is coming to me early, because she knows that is the best time for intervention.  I check her pulse.  That is what we do as part…

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Fourteen Healthy Habits

1.) Purify the mind of worries, and the heart of divisions, greed, and anger. 2.) Open the windows of the buildings where you live and work (even a little). 3.) Eat that which comes from the earth; avoid that which comes from a laboratory while eating only as much to live. 4.) Eat Congee. 5.)…

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Treating Your Cough

Lotus Center can effectively treat your cough!   Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine began over 2,000 years ago.  Since that time, there have been centuries of clinical experience in effective treatment for cough.  This article will look at the treatment of acute cough.   At the initial stage of getting sick, we can feel sniffles, achy,…

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Shoni Shin for Children

Shoni Shin is a sophisticated Oriental Medicine technique used to activate children’s meridian qi flow system to improve their health.  This technique was developed in Japan in the 1700’s as a way to give healthcare to children and has been used in hospitals and health care settings ever since.   Children love Shoni Shin.  It…

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Healing Porridge – Congee

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Congee is a grain based, medicinal porridge served for centuries in traditional East Indian and Chinese homes. It is as common in some homes as pizza & mac and cheese are here!  This is an easy and affordable dish to incorporate into any diet.  It is used preventatively to promote good health and strong digestion….

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Healing Yogi Tea

As the seasons change, warm tea sounds more and more appealing.  Yogi tea has wonderful health benefits beyond the chemistry of the ingredients and this is a wonderful addition to any routine.Cardamon, cinnamon, and clove all improve digestion and thereby improve metabolism.  Cardamon and clove especially arouse the digestive power, awaken the spleen/pancreas complex, and…

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A Tale of Two Breasts: Mastitis Treatments

Last month I had the opportunity to treat two cases of mastitis. Interestingly, although they did not know each other, these mothers came to Lotus Center only less than a week apart from each other.  I learned a very important lesson from both. Incidentally, although I play the role of healer to my patients, they…

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Making Bread & Slowing Down

I made bread yesterday.   I shopped at my favorite grocery store, Deep Roots Market, and got the freshest ingredients.  I pushed and folded, then pushed and kneaded my afternoon away to produce a lovely, earthy, yet also heavenly golden delicious loaf. I slowed the day down.  I paused during each rising.  I stirred with my…

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