Author page: Sharon McDermott

TCM FOR MIGRAINE HEADACHES

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) all maladies are diagnosed according to organ channel patterns. There are many different types of headaches and must be differentiated according to symptoms. When giving a family history, a patient often points to other family…

SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY IN TCM

In TCM the spirit, mind and body cannot be separated. The spirit is called the “Shen” and resides in the Heart. Giovanni Macicocia describes the Shen as “the capacity to extend” outwards, to project outwards, to relate, to communicate with…

TCM INCREASES CHANCES OF GETTING PREGNANT

Couples with fertility problems are twice as likely to get pregnant using traditional Chinese medicine as western drugs, say researchers. The latest study from researchers at Adelaide University, Australia, reviewed eight clinical trials, 13 other studies and case reports comparing…

TCM AND TREATMENT OF INSOMNIA

Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep or both. Insomnia may be present If it┬átakes 30 minutes or more to fall asleep. Insomnia is occurring if you are getting six or fewer hours of sleep for three…

CULTIVATING YOUR QI: QI GONG

Qi-Gong (also spelled Ch’i Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong…

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