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G6PD by Gila Varis  Case Study

A young man, age 28, comes to see me in my office. He has symptoms that include tightness in the throat, sinus drainage, and gastrointestinal symptoms. He was diagnosed with strep throat, put on antibiotics, but still has sharp pain in the throat. I put together a Chinese herbal formula for him, he recovers and […]

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease / Acid Reflux  / Heartburn By Alan Sher L.Ac

            When I see a patient for the first time, I try to give them some understanding of the process I use to determine precisely what is going on and which herbs are the most beneficial for their situation.  To illustrate this process, I will give a short explanation of my approach to someone presenting […]

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Depression and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Treating the Mind and Body as One By Jordan Hoffman, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

Case 1:  A 35 year old female presents with frequent colds and flus, allergies, has had asthma since she was 16 years of age, around the time there was a death in her immediate family, and depression. Case 2:  A 21 year old female college student complains of indigestion, recurrent yeast infections, long hours of […]

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Dental Fillings and Heavy Metal Toxicity

By Jordan Hoffman L.Ac., Dipl.OM A 55-year-old female with a nagging cough lasting 20 years. All labs negative. A 63-year-old female with unexplained dizziness and vertigo. All labs negative. A 34-year-old male with facial twitches and nervous ticks and a history of teeth grinding. A 48-year-old female with chronic tendonitis. A 46-year-old male with neuropathy. […]

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Meat Consumption

MMVBS Integrated Health Group Meat Consumption By Aydin Bengisu L.Ac. The most recent news released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, a branch of the World Health Organization, WHO, now officially reveals that red and processed meats are carcinogenic at varying degrees. While some practitioners at MMVBS have been promoting a plant-based […]

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Optimum Diet for Recovery from Illness

Dietary requirements for recovery and prevention: Zero dairy– no cow, sheep, goat milk, butter, hard, soft, or cottage cheese, ice cream, sour cream, whey protein, casein, or yogurt. Substitute soy, rice, or almond milk Low sugar– no refined or artificial sweeteners including NutraSweet, Splenda, no fruit juice, only whole fruit, 2 servings maximum a day, […]

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CDC: Beware the leafy greens, poultry and dairy

Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY January 29, 2013 Leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach and kale accounted for the most food-borne illnesses nationwide from 1998 through 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Dairy products accounted for the most hospitalizations. The most deaths were linked to poultry. The study looked at 4,887 outbreaks that […]

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Slow Medicine and Scientific Evidence

Our research collaboration with Cedars Sinai Medical Center on multidrug resistant bacteria prove the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicines on chronic infections. The single molecule with the highest activity is one hundred times weaker than a synthetic antibiotic, yet is effective where pharmaceuticals fail. This is why herbal medicine is a slow process of healing. […]

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Got Candida?

by Pari Vokshori   Candida is yeast naturally present in the body in small amounts. It becomes a problem when there is an over production of yeast which results from an disruption of bacterial flora. Candida overgrowth can cause a variety of disorders and diseases and is often present in people who cannot figure out […]

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Acupuncture in the 21st Century

By Aydin Bengisu   In the last 35 years acupuncture has come into its own as a viable, modern medicine for treating many ailments. The inner workings of acupuncture continue to be identified by standards set by Western medical research. Acupuncture theory states that the needles regulate the flow of energy circulation via 14 channels that […]

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