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Why Do I Have Trouble Eating Some Foods?

Why Do I Have Trouble Eating Some Foods?

Why Do I Have Trouble Eating Some Foods? Food allergies are a common diagnosis in this country, but in Eastern Asia food allergies are much less prevalent.  In Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) there is no such disease category as food allergies.  That is not to say that there are no food allergies, just that medicine in East Asia has not had the exposure to them that we have.  So why is this so? For starters, diets in China and the rest of East Asia tend to still consist of traditional foods, including a large amount of fresh vegetables. Most food allergies begin in infancy where our current Western lack […]

Can Traditional East Asian Medicine Help My Depression?

Can Traditional East Asian Medicine Help My Depression?

Can Traditional East Asian Medicine Help My Depression? Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) has been treating depression successfully for more than 2,000 years with various combinations of acupuncture, herbal supplements, and diet modification. Depression encompasses a broad spectrum from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to Bipolar Disorder, and affects over 20 million Americans.  For many, having depression, whether one has been diagnosed or not, can have a major impact on your life.  Your depression may not only affect you, but those close to you as well. There are many anti-depressants on the market and these drugs bring relief to millions of patients each year.  These drugs unfortunately also bring with them […]