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Chinese vs Western Medicine

Chinese vs Western Medicine

As an acupuncture clinic in Bethesda, we acknowledge that traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine are vastly different. Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture, is a health care system that was developed thousands of years ago and is based on techniques originated from the Yin and the Yang. Its focus is on the entire body and ... Read More
 
5 Facts About Traditional Chinese Medicine You Should Know

5 Facts About Traditional Chinese Medicine You Should Know

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years and consists of various practices—acupuncture, herbs, etc. While you may have heard of acupuncture, there are probably a few fun facts about Chinese medicine you didn’t know. Chinese Medicine Has Been Used for Over 2,100 Years Before Western medicine made its way to China, ... Read More
 
6 Common Practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine

6 Common Practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Within the realm of traditional Chinese medicine, commonly referred to as TCM, there are various methods and practices that practitioners use for treatment. These various methods of Chinese medicine Reston are used to assist patients and individuals to achieve and maintain health. This can include receiving treatment for chronic pain, stress, diet, yin and yang ... Read More
 

Nutrition and Health Care

In my acupuncture practice in Washington DC, I recommend a diet similar to the Mediterranean diet. Epidemiological studies have shown the Mediterranean diet to be anti-inflammatory and helpful in nutrition and health care value. It is high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats such olive oil. The diet uses fish, poultry ... Read More
 

Mediterranean diet, health and longevity

The Mediterranean diet favors large amounts of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, olive oil, seeds, nuts and fish. The diet also includes red wine (in moderation) and small amounts of dairy products and red meat. A comprehensive review of the scientific literature from 1966 to 2008 shows that the Mediterranean diet prolongs life and prevents ... Read More