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Give Credit to Chinese Medicine for These Five Techniques

August 29, 2017

As an acupuncturist, I am always looking and finding uses for Chinese medicine in daily life. It would be very tempting and easy to live in a scholarly bubble and focus purely on Chinese medicine as it was practiced in the ancient times. I have to say that sometimes the nerdy side of me takes over and I do just that. But as a real world practicing acupuncturist, I am constantly translating Chinese medicine for my patients, sometimes westernizing its…

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Anti-aging and beauty Chinese medicine

How to nourish your skin using Chinese Food Therapy

August 16, 2017

The health of your skin depends on the state of your blood. In Chinese medicine blood is viewed as a nourishing substance supplying nutrients to all body tissues including skin, hair and nails. What are the signs of blood deficiency? Pale complexion Scanty menses Dry skin, hair, and nails Vertical ridges on the nails or brittle nails Eye dryness Insomnia, especially difficulty to fall asleep Vivid dreams Mild anxiety or tendency to startle easily Leg cramps at night Because blood…

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Anti-aging and beauty Chinese medicine Health Tips

Easy and cheap way to give yourself facial acupuncture at home

August 11, 2017

What if I told you there is an easy, fast and cheap way to get rid of small lines and minimize wrinkles, lift sagging jaw and neck and get rid of the dark under eye circles? As an acupuncturist, I am well aware how needling creates micro-trauma and stimulates the body’s own healing mechanism. When micro-trauma is repeated and affects the deeper layers of the skin, it stimulates the body’s own way of skin remodeling. No fillers or surgery can…

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Anti-aging and beauty Chinese medicine Health Tips

Facial cupping – what is it, why do you need to try it and how to do it at home

August 6, 2017

Cupping on the face is one of the easiest, quickest and safest ways you can improve your skin. Once you learn the technique, it only takes a couple of minutes of your day to perform it and you can see results right away! Here are some benefits of facial cupping: reduced puffiness and edema by stimulating lymph circulation reduced cellulite imrpoved complexion increased skincare product absorption reduction and prevention of wrinkles relief of facial muscle tension What is facial cupping?…

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Anti-aging and beauty Chinese medicine

Beauty food – black sesame seed

August 2, 2017

In Chinese Medicine materia medica Black Sesame Seed is considered beneficial for the middle and older age group. It can increase energy, tonify the brain and slow aging. It is often prescribed for low back ache, painful or tight and stiff joints, weakness in the joints and constipation. It is also a Beauty, Hair & Skin food! Chinese Medicine considers the hair and skin to be an external manifestation of the body’s internal state of health. For example, the hair…

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Anti-aging and beauty Chinese medicine

Chinese face reading – know your face type!

July 26, 2017

Your Face Type The practice of Chinese face reading is at least 3000 years’ old. If you see a skilled Chinese Medicine practitioner they can read your face like a map of your life and health history. But first, let’s talk about some basic Chinese Medicine terminology. Don’t worry, you don’t need to get bogged down in these concepts, but it will help you understand the correlations later. Qi/Chi: The Chinese character for Qi shows a rice pot bubbling away…

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One Minute Facelift Guide

One Minute Facelift Guide

A technique from Chinese medicine that only takes a minute, written by Lola Fox-Rabinovich, L.Ac.

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