What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in multiple different areas of your body, called regions of pain.  While most people who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia are female, the condition can affect males as well.  Although the main symptom of fibromyalgia is musculoskeletal pain, it can also cause emotional symptoms, fatigue, and mental fogginess.  Keep reading to …

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What is Constipation? Constipation is a digestive condition, which tends to be more common in older people.  If you have less than three bowel movements per week, and your stool is dry or hard you are probably suffering from constipation.  Read on to find out more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for constipation, and how Chinese Medicine can help. …

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Cervical Ripening (Labour Induction)

What is Cervical Ripening? When you go into labour, the shape of your cervix changes to allow your baby to be born.  The process by which the cervix becomes thinner and softer is called cervical ripening or cervical effacement.  This article will discuss cervical ripening, how it’s measured, when it occurs, and why it’s important for labour induction.  Cervical ripening …

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What is Acne? Our skin is covered with small holes called pores, which contain a hair and an oil gland.  When our pores get blocked by oil or dirt it can sometimes cause breakouts of pimples.  There are many different types of pimples (like blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, and cysts), but the overall skin condition is called acne.  In this article …

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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that affect your intestines.  These symptoms usually occur together but may vary in severity.  If you have IBS symptoms for at least three days per month for three months, then you have IBS.  In this article we’ll discuss the symptoms and causes of IBS.  We’ll also discuss treatment …

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What is Infertility? Infertility is a condition that can affect both men and women.  For women under 35 years of age, infertility means you couldn’t get pregnant after one year of trying.  For women over 35 years, infertility can be diagnosed after 6 months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive.  In this article we’ll discuss the main causes and treatments for …

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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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Weight Loss – Five Easy Tips to Lose Weight Naturally

How Can I Lose Weight? Losing weight can be hard at times, especially if you’ve tried so many ways without success.  However, it’s important to maintain an ideal body weight to stay fit and healthy.  When trying to lose weight, bear in mind that the fashionable trend of dieting for some time then bouncing back to your usual lifestyle habits …

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

hypertension is a condition that occurs when your blood pressure is too high.  This condition usually develops slowly, so it’s best to get regular blood pressure readings for early diagnosis.