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Warm Acrid Herbs Dispel External Pathogens
Certain herbs work to release conditions regarded as existing at the superficial levels of the body and caused by wind heat, wind cold, wind damp or summer heat. These can invade the body, lodging in superficial exterior aspects and creating symptoms such as chills, fever, headache, stiff neck, general muscle ache along with either sweating or the absence of sweating.  Herbs that work to release these exterior conditions are diaphoretics, releasing or expelling the external pathogenic influence through sweating. When more internalized and sweating has not brought consideral benefi..
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  FENG: The Meaning of Wind in Chinese Medicine with special attention to acupoint fengchi (GB-20) by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon A term in the field of traditional Chinese medicine that causes considerable difficulty for modern practitioners is wind (feng).  It is known as: one of the six external causes of disease (six qi or six yin); one of the conditions associated with the five elements systematic correspondences (wind associated with the wood e..
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Edema is a common symptom of diseases like congestive heart failure, nephritis, endocrine disease, ascites, trauma or bi syndrome (i.e. arthritis and rheumatism). Edema indicates accumulation of fluid in the body and manifests as swelling of the eyelids, face, limbs, trunk or the entire body. Edema can be caused by exogenous pathogenic attack. More often, edema signals internal stagnation disorders of the lung, spleen or kidneys or involves blood obstruction of the water passages of the sanjiao.  Gentle diurectics found in TCM benefit the movement of water to disperse sw..
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Marshall, T. C., Lefringhausen, K., & Ferenczi, N. (2015). The Big Five, self-esteem, and narcissism as predictors of the topics people write about in Facebook status updates. Personality and Individual Differences, 85, 35-40. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.04.039. Retreived 6 March 2017 from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886915003025   Keywords Facebook - The most widely used social media website/application where people can share highlights of their lives or status updates for others’ viewing and reaction. Social Networking - The use of solely purposed w..
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  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17569205 Aggarwal BB1, Sundaram C, Malani N, Ichikawa H. Author information 1Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. aggarwal@mdanderson.org Curcumin: The Indian Solid Gold Abstract Turmeric, derived from the plant Curcuma longa, is a gold-colored spice commonly used in the Indian subcontinent, not only for health care but also for the preservation of food and as a yellow dye for textiles. Curcumin, which gives the yellow ..
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21248427 Biosci Trends. 2010 Dec;4(6):297-307. Chinese herbal medicines as adjuvant treatment during chemo- or radio-therapy for cancer. Qi F1, Li A, Inagaki Y, Gao J, Li J, Kokudo N, Li XK, Tang W. Author information   Abstract Numerous studies have indicated that in cancer treatment Chinese herbal medicines in combination with chemo- or radio-therapy can be used to enhance the efficacy of and diminish the side effects and complications caused by chemo- and radio-therapy. Therefore, a..
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Medical Acupuncture Med Acupunct. 2013 Jun; 25(3): 232–237.  doi:  10.1089/acu.2012.0911 PMCID: PMC3689170 Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Traditional Chinese Medicine Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, Dara Cantor, BS, and  Benjamin L. Marx, MAcOM Author information ► Copyright and License information ►   This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.   Go to: Abstract Background Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) can present with coe..
http://www.itmonline.org/arts/breast.htm DRUGS AND NURSING A typical summary comment to be found about drugs and breastfeeding is: "Most medications are safe to take during breastfeeding, but there are a few that can be dangerous for the baby." Examples of commonly consumed substances that can pass through the milk are alcohol and caffeine. These can affect the nervous system of the infant (in the same manner as it can affect adults, with caffeine causing stimulation and alcohol causing sedation), so consumption of beverages containing these substances should be limited (but need not be ..
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5046000/ Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016; 2016: 7078351.  Published online 2016 Sep 25. doi:  10.1155/2016/7078351 PMCID: PMC5046000 Evidence Based Alternative Medicines in Pain Management 2016 Haroon Khan, 1 , * Vincenzo De Feo, 2 Najeeb Ur Rehman, 3 and  Agnieszka Najda 4 Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ▼ Copyright © 2016 Haroon Khan et al. ..
Lissa, C. J., Hawk, S. T., & Meeus, W. H. (2017). The effects of affective and cognitive empathy on adolescents’ behavior and outcomes in conflicts with mothers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 158(6), 32-45. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2017.01.002. Retreived February 13, 2017, from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022096516302235   Affective - Relating to feelings, mood, attitude or emotion.   Empathy - Sharing or recognizing another’s feelings.   Adolescent - A young adult, typically in early to middle teenage years.   Perspe..
  Full Article   Axelsson, J., Sundelin, T., Ingre, M., Van Someren, E. J., & Olsson, A.et. al (2010, October 22). Beauty sleep: experimental study on the perceived health and attractiveness of sleep deprived people, 341(14) 1-5. Retrieved February 07, 2017, from http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/341/bmj.c6614.full.pdf   Sleep Deprived - A decrease or absence of sleep from a person’s routine   Untrained (observer) - Unbiased perspective in order to produce a fair rating   Visual Analogue Scale - A psychometric response scale based on the obs..
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Latin for "set afire," inflammation is healthy when it's a natural response from the immune system to ward off injury and infection. When inflammation becomes chronic as in Rheumatoid Arthritis where there is pain, redness and swelling or in heart disease, Alzheimer's or diabetes, a normal immune system response has gone haywire and actually becomes disease perpetuator. For example, inflamed arteries are common in heart disease. Fats building up along the walls of the coronary arteries causes the body to retaliate with inflammatory chemicals that trigger blood clots causing..
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