Gout in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott Gout in TCM was written about nearly 2000 years ago, so those ancient Chinese had problems just like us! We now know it is a form of arthritis, caused by excess uric acid which gets deposited in the joints, often starting with that of the big toe. … Actions or factors that increase propensity to […]

Lymphatic Drainage Massage & Devices

BRMI … The lymphatic system lacks an organ that acts as a pump. Under normal conditions, lymphatic vessels are low-pressure conduits, and the same mechanisms that promote venous return in blood vessels act here as well – the milking action of active skeletal muscles, pressure changes in the thorax during breathing, and valves to prevent backflow. […]

TCM Dampness and Food Therapy

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Edward F. Block IV One of the most central concepts of TCM is that of the intimate connection between the body and the environment. The physiology of the cells, tissues, zang-fu organs and meridian system of the body is in dynamic internal equilibrium and constantly adjusts to the vagaries of the external environment. There is […]