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Health Benefits of Ginger

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In this article, I share the amazing health benefits of Ginger Using ginger in teas, foods and herbal medicine has a very long history of use in traditional medicines including Chinese medicine.  While it’s an incredibly common ingredient in recipes, it’s even more common

7 Secrets to Preventing Menstrual Problems

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In this article, I share my top 7 secrets to preventing menstrual problems These seven nuggets of advice come from a renowned contemporary Chinese gynecologist named Han Bai-Ling, a professor and author. He wrote a book called Bai Ling Fu Ke which translates into

What’s a Normal Menstrual Cycle, Period

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Are you having a normal period? What’s a normal menstrual cycle supposed to be like? People may wonder why I ask so many detailed questions about the menstrual period when I see a female patient. This is because the health of the periods are

How to Make Bone Broth from Chicken Bones in Slow Cooker

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In this video article, I’m going to show you how to make bone broth using chicken bones in a slow cooker.  I will also shares why bone broth is such a nourishing food to incorporate into your diet. Whether you’re struggling to get pregnant

Supercharge Your Immune System

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Cold/Flu Season, Acupuncture & Tradition Chinese Medicine Recommendations to Supercharge Your Immune System Since the onset of the annual cold-flu season, everyone is on high alert. Many of my patients have been inquiring about what they should be doing to stay healthy and to

Dampness: How to Get Rid of Dampness in the body

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Dampness is a sticky heavy fluid that weighs the body down and clogs/blocks the channels. It refers to water fluids that haven’t been transformed properly and become blocked. All about the Spleen It’s the function of the spleen-Qi (energy) to transform fluids.  So failure

What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In my Chinese medicine clinic, I will often ask to see your tongue. The tongue can tell me about the health of your organs and especially your digestion. I look at the color, the veins underneath, the shape, the texture and the coating. The

Top 3 Acupressure Points for Stress & Anxiety

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Before we get to the good stuff, here are some things to know about acupressure. Acupressure is essentially acupuncture without needles. The great thing about acupressure is that you can apply pressure on the points from the comfort of your own home or from

Cold foods and fertility and women's health

Why Weight Gain from Cold Raw Foods?

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Eating cold raw foods can cause weight gain!! I know you’re probably confused right now and this may sound surprising to you. Western medicine may even disagree with this or may call this a myth. But Chinese medicine has had an interesting view on

Coffee & Your Health: Chinese Medicine Perspective

Why Coffee for Better Health? Chinese Medicine Perspective

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Chinese medicine offers great insight when it comes to different foods and their properties and how they affect the body. Chinese medicine has a very interesting perspective on our morning cup of coffee. I’ll just start off by saying that I personally love coffee!!

How is Warm Water Better For Health?

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In Chinese medicine, everything is classified according to more yin or more yang (more cold or more heat). The aim is to always strive for balance of the two. Water is considered a “yin” substance – or in other words…a cooling substance. That’s why

health of blood, fertility pregnancy and menstruation

The Concept of Blood and Chinese Medicine

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Most people have a general idea of what blood is and why it’s a vital substance in our bodies. But Chinese medicine has a slightly different take on it that you’re sure to find interesting. This is especially true in the case of menstruation,

Why Eat Liver To Help Get Pregnant

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Before you say… Yuck!… give liver a chance! Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods to help you get pregnant. Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods! It benefits our health in so many ways! In particular, if you’re wanting to get

Why I Love Bone Broth for Fertility

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc I’m positive you’ll enjoy the complementary article below. To read more articles like this, sign up for free as a VIP Insider Member.   Not from the area? No problem, I can support you remotely from anywhere you are in the world.  All you need

Why Acupuncture Works Well

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc We know that acupuncture works, but do you wonder exactly how? Most people know that acupuncture relieves pain, reduces inflammation and restores homeostasis (balance). There are two main ways of explaining how acupuncture works:  Increased blood flow Stimulation of the nervous system Acupuncture works

Health Benefits of Ginger

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In this article, I share the amazing health benefits of Ginger Using ginger in teas, foods and herbal medicine has a very long history of use in traditional medicines including Chinese medicine.  While it’s an incredibly common ingredient in recipes, it’s even more common

7 Secrets to Preventing Menstrual Problems

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In this article, I share my top 7 secrets to preventing menstrual problems These seven nuggets of advice come from a renowned contemporary Chinese gynecologist named Han Bai-Ling, a professor and author. He wrote a book called Bai Ling Fu Ke which translates into

What’s a Normal Menstrual Cycle, Period

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Are you having a normal period? What’s a normal menstrual cycle supposed to be like? People may wonder why I ask so many detailed questions about the menstrual period when I see a female patient. This is because the health of the periods are

How to Make Bone Broth from Chicken Bones in Slow Cooker

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In this video article, I’m going to show you how to make bone broth using chicken bones in a slow cooker.  I will also shares why bone broth is such a nourishing food to incorporate into your diet. Whether you’re struggling to get pregnant

Supercharge Your Immune System

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Cold/Flu Season, Acupuncture & Tradition Chinese Medicine Recommendations to Supercharge Your Immune System Since the onset of the annual cold-flu season, everyone is on high alert. Many of my patients have been inquiring about what they should be doing to stay healthy and to

Dampness: How to Get Rid of Dampness in the body

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Dampness is a sticky heavy fluid that weighs the body down and clogs/blocks the channels. It refers to water fluids that haven’t been transformed properly and become blocked. All about the Spleen It’s the function of the spleen-Qi (energy) to transform fluids.  So failure

What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In my Chinese medicine clinic, I will often ask to see your tongue. The tongue can tell me about the health of your organs and especially your digestion. I look at the color, the veins underneath, the shape, the texture and the coating. The

Top 3 Acupressure Points for Stress & Anxiety

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Before we get to the good stuff, here are some things to know about acupressure. Acupressure is essentially acupuncture without needles. The great thing about acupressure is that you can apply pressure on the points from the comfort of your own home or from

Cold foods and fertility and women's health

Why Weight Gain from Cold Raw Foods?

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Eating cold raw foods can cause weight gain!! I know you’re probably confused right now and this may sound surprising to you. Western medicine may even disagree with this or may call this a myth. But Chinese medicine has had an interesting view on

Coffee & Your Health: Chinese Medicine Perspective

Why Coffee for Better Health? Chinese Medicine Perspective

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Chinese medicine offers great insight when it comes to different foods and their properties and how they affect the body. Chinese medicine has a very interesting perspective on our morning cup of coffee. I’ll just start off by saying that I personally love coffee!!

How is Warm Water Better For Health?

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc In Chinese medicine, everything is classified according to more yin or more yang (more cold or more heat). The aim is to always strive for balance of the two. Water is considered a “yin” substance – or in other words…a cooling substance. That’s why

health of blood, fertility pregnancy and menstruation

The Concept of Blood and Chinese Medicine

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Most people have a general idea of what blood is and why it’s a vital substance in our bodies. But Chinese medicine has a slightly different take on it that you’re sure to find interesting. This is especially true in the case of menstruation,

Why Eat Liver To Help Get Pregnant

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc Before you say… Yuck!… give liver a chance! Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods to help you get pregnant. Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods! It benefits our health in so many ways! In particular, if you’re wanting to get

Why I Love Bone Broth for Fertility

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc I’m positive you’ll enjoy the complementary article below. To read more articles like this, sign up for free as a VIP Insider Member.   Not from the area? No problem, I can support you remotely from anywhere you are in the world.  All you need

Why Acupuncture Works Well

Author: Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc We know that acupuncture works, but do you wonder exactly how? Most people know that acupuncture relieves pain, reduces inflammation and restores homeostasis (balance). There are two main ways of explaining how acupuncture works:  Increased blood flow Stimulation of the nervous system Acupuncture works