Blues for New Orleans

by Donna Rasplica M.Sc., Dr. TCMHurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 28, 2005, horrifically damaging the area – but that was only the first disaster. The next day in New Orleans the levees were overtopped and then broken by twelve-foot storm...

Self Help for the Common Cold

The common cold starts as Wind Cold in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), then changes to Wind Heat. If one can get rid of wind cold on the first day, then it will not progress to heat and the symptoms will be greatly reduced. If one catches a cold in the summer, it...

Foods that can help Edema

Edema is caused by retention of fluids that infiltrate the muscles and skin. It is marked by swelling of the face, head, eyelids, limbs, back or entire body. Factors that Contribute to Dampness (edema) Too much raw, cold, sweet mucus forming food such as raw fruits,...