What is Concussion? A concussion is when your brain gets injured, which may occur after an impact to your head.  Concussions are also known as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs).  While most concussions aren’t life-threatening, they can still cause serious symptoms, so it’s best to get all concussions checked by your doctor.  In this article we’ll discuss some of the …

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Stroke and TCM treatments

What is a Stroke? A stroke can occur when there is a leakage or blockage in an artery in your brain.  This causes a lack of blood flow to the tissues in your brain, reducing the oxygen supply to your brain cells.  Without oxygen, these brain cells and tissues begin to die within minutes.  Strokes are serious medical events that …

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Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ)

What is TMJ? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull.  You can feel this joint on both sides of your face, just in front of your ears.  Disorders relating to the TMJ joint are called TMJDs.  Common TMJD symptoms include having pain in your jaw or face and having trouble …

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What is Whiplash? When your head moves backwards then forwards very suddenly, whiplash can occur.  This forceful movement of the head usually occurs in car crashes but can also occur in theme park rides or due to sports injuries.  The rapid head movement damages the soft tissues in your neck, causing pain and other symptoms.  Read on to find out …

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Bell’s Palsy

The condition occurs when the facial nerve is damaged and may cause one side of your face to become stiff, droopy, or even paralyzed.  Luckily, Bell’s Palsy usually goes away after a few weeks or months. 

person suffering from insomnia


nsomnia is a sleep disorder where you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.  If you have insomnia, you may not be able to get enough good quality sleep consistently.  This could affect your ability to function properly during the day, due to tiredness and lack of focus. 

Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, (technically called lateral epicondylitis), is when your elbow joint gets inflamed. If you have a tennis elbow, you will probably feel the pain coming from the outer side of your elbow, which may get worse when you straighten your arm.  In this article, we’ll explore the causes, symptoms, and prevention of tennis elbow.  We’ll …

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Diabetes is a disease that causes high blood sugar.  In a healthy person, the hormone insulin transports sugar from the blood into the body’s cells to use as energy. 

Hay Fever

Hay fever, (technically called allergic rhinitis), is a common condition that typically causes a runny nose, sneezing, or itchy/watery eyes.  Hay fever may be seasonal, occupational, or may last all year round

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration (or age-related macular degeneration, AMD) is an eye disorder that affects many people.  This eye condition affects your central vision and can often lead to blindness.