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Holistic, Alternative, and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dallas
Categories: Acupuncture, Diagnostics, TCM | Comments Off on But in the Real World…

In Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture Schools you are taught the importance of referring to other medical professionals. Literally one-third or more of your several thousand hours of training focuses on identifying ‘red flags’ and other symptoms, conditions, or scenarios that are believed to require care and treatment outside of the acupuncturist’s scope of practice. The reasoning here […]

Categories: Diagnostics, TCM | Comments Off on Response to a Comment: TCM is bunk

This week we received a comment as a response to our article on Nocturnal Urination.  We figured the comment was bunk and our suspicions were confirmed when the e-mail address listed by the commenter was reported as unregistered by Gmail.  We decided to post a response anyway, because this rogue spammer addresses some commonly held wrong views about TCM. […]

Categories: Acupuncture, Diagnostics, Male Health | Comments Off on Sexual Dysfunction in Men: A Heart Problem?

by Stephanie Brochstein, student herbalist TCM is effective in treating symptoms like low libido, premature ejaculation and impotency in men.   However, syndrome differentiation is key.  There is a saying in TCM called “many treatments: one disease:: one disease: many treatments.”  Sexual dysfunction could be created through any number of disharmonies originating from any part of […]

Categories: Diagnostics, Herbal Medicine, La Curandera, TCM | Comments Off on Fundamentals of TCM diagnostics
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By Stephanie Brochstein, community herbalist Since David introduced me two weeks ago as the new kid on staff, I have received several questions from friends about how Chinese medical specialists diagnose patients (i.e. how can you diagnose me)?  The following is a short-summary. Diagnostic Techniques:  Indo-Tibetan, Sino-Russian, Sino-Japanese medicines all use a refined system of diagnostic tools […]