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Leaky Gut Syndrome A Modern Epidemic

Part 1: The Problem Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society, and in my practice accounts for at least 50% of chronic complaints, as confirmed by laboratory tests. In discussing LGS, I want to first describe the situation in terms of western physiology, and at the end…
Cindy Micleu
October 15, 2015
AcupunctureEast/West IntegrationHerbal MedicineNeuromusculoskelatal


  According to a consensus document on fibromyalgia (FM)—the Copen­hagen Declaration (Jacobsen, Samsoe, Lund, 1993)—FM is a painful, non‑articular condition predominantly involving muscles, and is the commonest cause of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain. It was only by 1987 that FM was rec­ognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a distinct condition that is responsible…
Cindy Micleu
June 22, 2015
East/West IntegrationHerbal Medicine


  English: barberry Botanical name: Berberis vulgaris L. Pharmaceutical name: Berberidis cortex Part: dried root and/or stem bark Mandarin: sa1n ke1 zhe1n  is the stem or root bark from Berberis species Family: Berberidaceae A deciduous shrub, to 4 m tall, with yellow-brown ridged stems and 3-forked spines. Leaves are small, oval, finely serrated, and usually in clusters…
Cindy Micleu
March 19, 2014