Hailin Wu, OM Clinical / Faculty Supervisor, Program Director

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What Are Yin and Yang Aspects?

You have probably seen a classic Yin and Yang symbol before. It looks like two elongated teardrops — one black, one white — nestled within a circle. Each has a dot of the opposite color in the head of the teardrop. Yin and Yang are fundamental concepts in the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine. References to Yin and Yang date back to 700 B.C.E. in the book I Ching, according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation. … Read More

What Are Yin and Yang in Chinese Medicine?

The concepts of Yin and Yang serve as the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The earliest reference to Yin and Yang is approximately 700 B.C.E. in an ancient text called I Ching, according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation. Yin and Yan theory — considered the most important in TCM — drives the understanding of health and wellness among practitioners of this ancient system of health care. The theory informs how diagnoses are made, and underpins the physiology, pathology and treatment of illness. It is an important part of the study of TCM. … Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Eczema

Persistent atopic dermatitis — more commonly known as eczema — is a condition that makes your skin itchy and appear red or brownish gray in color. Eczema patches may have small raised bumps on the skin that leak and weep fluid when scratched. A variety of causes and conditions can induce flareups of eczema. … Read More

The Chinese Four Pillars of Diagnosis Used in Acupuncture

Chinese medicine has a different approach to diagnosing patients than you will typically find in a Western medical health care setting. Looking, listening, touching, asking — these important components make up the Chinese four pillars of diagnosis used in acupuncture. The four pillars are also referred to as the four examinations. Each pillar provides information that adds up to a holistic view of the patient and any health issues that can be alleviated through acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Read on to learn more about the each pillar. … Read More

Acupuncture for Immune System Treatment

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Chinese Medicine Helps with Treatment for Eating Disorders

Nearly 1 million men and women in the United States suffer from eating disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, including the two most common ones — anorexia and bulimia. Both disorders involve a perception distortion of body shape and weight. Anorexia is characterized by extreme weight loss; bulimia is characterized by binge-eating and compensatory factors such as purging and fasting. Conventional therapies for eating disorders include medical and psychological evaluation, medication and nutritional counseling. But if you're looking for treatment for eating disorders, Chinese medicine and other alternative therapies can help. … Read More

Chinese Herbal Medicine Helps Symptoms of COPD

If you suffer from the common condition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may experience symptoms like coughing, fatigue and frequent respiratory infections. You may also have breathing issues, including shortness of breath, trouble catching your breath or wheezing, according to the National Institutes of Health. … Read More

Does Acupuncture Work for Anxiety?

An anxiety disorder is a common mental illness defined by feelings of uneasiness, worry, and fear. While it’s common for everyone to experience bouts of anxiety at various times, people with anxiety disorders feel an inappropriate amount of anxiety, which is greater and more frequent than what might be considered reasonable. … Read More

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