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Tips to Stop Smoking
Mark Twain said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.”
Maybe you’ve tried to quit, too. Why is quitting and staying quit hard for so many people?
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
Treating Infertility Issues with Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Over the past few decades, fertility rates have dropped in the “Western” world. The increasing inability to conceive has given rise to numerous treatment strategies.
While Western medicine advocates the use of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), hormonal therapy, donor sperm or egg transfers and other reproductive technologies, success rates are not always optimal and the treatments can be invasive. A growing number of doctors support the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), specifically Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, for treating infertility, as a stand-alone treatment or as a support to IVF.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterised by one or more of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
- Waking up too early in the morning
- Feeling tired upon waking
An allergy is the body's negative response to a substance or situation that is normally not harmful to others. This response may include sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, headaches, indigestion, and difficulty breathing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), allergies affect at least 10 to 25% of the population.
Colds & Flu
Colds and Flu (Influenza) are infections of the upper respiratory tract. They are caused mostly by viruses. A few colds are caused by bacteria (Streptococcus). They are highly contagious and spread mostly by skin contact & touching, as well as through the air (sneeze, cough or kiss). Cold symptoms are the body’s attempt to protect itself from the cold virus. For example, when the virus enters the nose, the body secrets more mucus to flush it out. Symptoms appear a few days after having been exposed to the virus.
Fibroids are muscular non-cancerous tumors that grow mostly in the muscular wall of the uterus. Another medical term for fibroids is "myoma". Fibroids can grow as a single tumor, or there can be many of them in the uterus. They can be as small as an apple seed or as big as a grapefruit. Some lesions may spread towards the outside of the uterus or towards the internal abdominal cavity.
An ovarian cyst is a thinned-walled sac filled with fluid that forms on or beside an ovary. Every month the ovaries develop a follicle which normally releases an egg during ovulation. Cysts grow when a follicle grows but neither releases an egg nor degenerates. Instead, it continues to grow in the ovary, secreting fluid that develops into a cyst.
Leg cramps are sudden and painful contractions of leg muscles. They often occur when the body is at rest, typically during sleep. They also occur with strenous exercise, when using a group of muscles repeatedly, or when blood circulation is cut off from sitting awkwardly.
In today’s fast pace society, the liver is one of the most congested organs leading to a myriad of physical and emotional problems. Diseases typically associated with the liver are Jaundice, Cirrhosis and Hepatitis. In addition, if the liver blood purification function is inadequate the body may release toxins via the skin causing acne, eczema, carbuncles, boils, acidosis, and allergies. In addition, toxic blood feeds all degenerative conditions including cancer and arthritis.