Dysmenorrhea and Diet

Healthy habits are key to prevention of pain and cramping at any point in the menstrual cycle.  Regular light exercise, good diet, and a tempered emotional life are important but sometimes hard to maintain in the real world.   In this article, I talk about how you can help dysmenorrhea, painful periods, with diet. Continue reading Dysmenorrhea and Diet

Eczema Home Remedies

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a skin inflammation.  The skin becomes unbearably itchy, red, dry and scaly, sometimes oozing!  Eczema is one of those problems where lifestyle choices (like diet) can make a huge difference in how badly you suffer.  Chinese Medicine with herbs and acupuncture does an excellent job in treating eczema but not everyone has the opportunity to get professional help, so in this article I will share the most important top tips for natural eczema treatment. Continue reading Eczema Home Remedies

UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) Prevention and Home Remedies

urinary-tract1Unfortunately, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s, bladder infections, Cystitis, Urethritis, Ureteritis) are extremely common and tend to recur, especially when addressed solely with anti-biotics.  Here is my list of things to know and do for UTI home remedies. Continue reading UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) Prevention and Home Remedies

5 Morning-Sickness Top Tips

morning-sickness tipsMorning sickness is a common term for vomiting during pregnancy and some people suffer from it a lot more than others!  Anyone who considers themselves as having a problem with it will tell you that it doesn’t just happen in the morning.  Some cases can be so severe that they go on beyond the 16th week!  Traditional Chinese Medicine with acupuncture and herbs goes a long way to treat this condition – but there’s also plenty you can and should do at home to help yourself as well.   Here are my top morning sickness tips – grouped in five sections: Continue reading 5 Morning-Sickness Top Tips

Frequently Asked Acupuncture Questions

afshins acupunctureFrequently asked questions about Acupuncture, and my answers.   Everybody always asks: does it work?  how does it work? how  many needles do you use?  is it safe?  And more!  Find out the answers to what you’ve been dying to know about the ancient art and science of Acupuncture. Continue reading Frequently Asked Acupuncture Questions

Healing Back Pain With Natural Medicine

back pain remediesBack pain is one of the most common reasons why people are referred to Chinese Medicine and it is certainly one of the conditions I see most often. Back pain ranges from acute (”I was helping my friend move the couch and my back went out!”,) to chronic (”everytime it rains, I get a backache!”). Sometimes its sharp and unbearable, often its a nagging ache thats been around for some time.  Continue reading Healing Back Pain With Natural Medicine