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What is Kyphosis and What You Can Do About It

Picture of a woman with kyphosis, also known as hunchback

What is Kyphosis (Kie-fo-sis)? I decided to write about this topic because this is a condition that I do see often in the clinic. Whether it’s from bad posture or just degenerative changes in the bones, this over-arching can cause discomfort, and more noticeably can make an impact on our appearance. Kyphosis is an abnormal…

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Mucus, Chinese Medicine, Your Health

Picture of the word "Mucus"

Mucus/Phlegm is classified a pathogen called “Dampness” in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is shown in the pulse as what is called a “slippery” pulse, similar feeling to a rolling pearl. Mucus is a “normal, slippery and stringy fluid substance produced by many lining tissues in the body.”[1] In is created as a response for…

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Your Vitality: Keep It

Photo of a healthy man in the Sun

When you think of the word “Vitality”, what comes to mind? Perfect health? Long life? A feeling of vibrancy and vigor? What are some indicators that we are not at our best? How can we keep this incredible organic machine to keep pumping and pushing? Feelings of anger, resentment, stiffness, pain, discomfort, and de-motivation are…

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