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Articles and Perspectives on East Asian Medicine

AcupunctureDietary TherapyEast/West IntegrationHerbal MedicineInternal MedicineTheory and Diagnosis

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
Asian CultureClassics

On the Sublime Sincerity of the Eminent Physician

  備急千金藥方 論大醫精誠第二 Volume One, Chapter Two: On the Sublime Sincerity of the Eminent Physician   LINE ONE (一)張湛曰 :夫經方之難精,由來尚矣。 (二)今病有內同而外異,亦有內異而外同。故五臟六腑之盈虛,血脈營衛之通塞 ,固非耳目之所察,必先診候以審之。 (三)而寸口 關尺有浮沉弦緊之亂,腧穴流注有高下淺深之差,肌膚筋骨有濃薄 剛柔之異。 (四)唯用心精微者,始可與言於茲矣。   1) Zhāng Zhàn (1) said: “The reason why the methods in the classics are so difficult to grasp in their essence is that they come from such a…
Cindy Micleu
July 17, 2015
AcupunctureTheory and DiagnosisWomen's Health

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome

  The occurrence of premenstrual physical and psychological changes was first mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates1, whilst premenstrual syndrome itself was first identified in the 1930’s by Frank2,3. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is defined as “a collection of differing signs and symptoms which occur only in the premenstruum, i.e. after ovulation, and is relieved by…
Cindy Micleu
July 17, 2015
AcupunctureHerbal MedicineInternal Medicine

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

The general treatment principle is "nourishing yin and extinguishing wind".  Nourishing liver and kidney yin treats the root and extinguishing wind focuses on eliminating its manifestation.....the specific treatment plan will be different in different stages of the disease and with different patients.  Generally speaking, Parkinson's disease is a chronic and difficult disease requiring a long…
Cindy Micleu
June 22, 2015
AcupunctureEast/West IntegrationHerbal MedicineNeuromusculoskelatal

Fibromyalgia

  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