Author page: Sharon McDermott

2 Upcoming Workshops

I will be hosting two 1-day workshops at Nassau Community College,: How to Heal the Gut, Thyroid and Immune Axis with Chinese Medicine, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7-9 pm on Zoom. Treatment of Muscular Pain and Headaches with Acupuncture, Thursday,…

SUMMER HEAT: HOW TO STAY COOL!

In Chinese medicine, summer heat can be divided into 2 categories of Summerheat-heat or Summerheat-damp. Summerheat-heat is what we commonly know as heat exhaustion, or sunstroke/heat stroke which is life threatening. Summerheat-damp refers to an externally contracted disease occurring in…

WHAT DOES A DOULA DO?

The word “doula” comes from ancient Greek, meaning “a woman who serves.” A doula today refers to a professional trained to provide emotional, physical and informational support to women throughout their pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum period. End of…

THUMP YOUR THYMUS TO STAY HEALTHY

I like this definition I found for stress:¬†your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand, caused by good or bad experiences. When people feel stressed, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. Your system prompts your…

5 HERBS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

In Chinese medicine we ascribe herbs to different categories based on taste, temperature, action and channels the herbs enter. Herbs that help to modulate the immune system can be in various categories. There are two main categories of Tonify Qi…

TCM FOR MENSTRUAL PAIN

Many women believe that a menstrual cycle with cramping, distention and heavy flow is normal.  In Chinese medicine these are not normal symptoms and signals a disruption of flow of the qi & blood. The organ related to the free…

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