TCM Resources


1. About Granular Herbs

Granular Herbs which Acu Care Center, LLC uses are extracted from traditional Chinese bulk herbs using modern technology. These products uphold the same principles and maintain the same characteristics as Chinese traditional decoction, i.e. flavor, property, path effectiveness, and healing power. They are produced by GMP standard manufacturer and compliant to the new FDA safety regulations.

In general, Raw Herbs are more commonly used in China. Acu Care Center, LLC uses Granular Herbs because of the following advantages:
a). Saving your time: To prepare Raw Herbs, it takes about 2-3 hours to make herbal tea. Granular Herbs do not need cooking like the Raw Herbs. You only need use 1/4 cup hot water to dissolve them.
b). Saving your money: According to the lab data, one gram Granular Herb equals to 5 grams Raw Herbs. So we use less amount Granular Herbs than Raw Herbs.
c). Same therapeutic result: Granular Herbs have very similar therapeutic result as the Raw Herbs. There is no significant difference according to the clinical experience.


2. About Sinus/Sinusitis

Sinus/Sinusitis is a common disease among American. People who has sinus/sinusitis problem suffers from nasal congestion or running nose with clear or yellow discharge, foggy head, heavy sensation on the head, or even with pain on the area in which the sinus cavities are located. In general speaking, sinusitis is chronic more and severe; and sinus is just a simple term represent the any symptom associated with sinus cavities.

According Chinese medicine, sinusitis is a common illness related with dampness pathogen. It includes some of the following organs depending on the individual case: stomach or spleen, lung, kidney, and gallbladder. The dampness may combine with heat condition together which shows the yellow or greenish discharge from nose. If the heat is more pronounced, the nasal discharge is very smelly or bloody.

Diet is one of major causes of sinusitis. Along with the treatment, patient usually needs to change the diet periodically in order to control the symptoms. With acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, most of cases could be fixed with a few of months. However, some of patients may have symptoms returned along or after a cold.


3. About Cough

Cough is an illness of Lung. The most often reason of cough is to catch a cold. In general, people thinks cough is just a symptom of a cold or flu. However, cough could be a chronic and long-lasting disease affecting people’s life or may even cause a serious of damage to Lung later on.

It is said in Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor Inner Classics), “Five Zang and Six Fu all can cause the cough.” Certainly, Lungs are the places to manifest the actual symptom of cough. But the deep root of causing lungs to show coughing may be due to other organs based on traditional Chinese medicine.

In clinical practice, doctor must differentiate the different root cause of cough in order to fix the illness completely.

Besides of the root cause, the phlegm or mucus along with cough is also very important for treating the cough. Patients who have cough could see clear water mucus, or yellow phlegm, or very little phlegm but very sticky and hard to expectorate, or without any mucus at all. These detail information are very helpful for a doctor to solve the cough properly and quickly.

You’d better to consult a doctor in our office in order to get it treated correctly and promptly.


4. About Infertility

Infertility is the illness which a woman is not able to get pregnant for over a consistent year (or two years in some more strict resources) without using any method of preventing from conceiving.

Many factors can affect a woman’s conceiving. The most of common reason seen in clinic is the problems with menstruation. When a woman has a monthly period with very bad cramps, the uterus is functioning improperly. The condition of uterus is not suitable to get pregnancy. Some women may be lucky to conceive even with this kind of situation. However, it may result in miscarriage after.

Pregnancy is very delicate process in body. It requires a properly functioned body particularly the uterus. With Western medicine, there are some ways to help with infertility, such as Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Intrauterine insemination (IUI). ART includes In vitro fertilization (IVF), Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT), Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT), and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). However, the cost of doing any of these procedures is very expensive (in general over $10,000 per procedure). The effective rate is not very satisfied according to the 2006 CDC report on ART. The average percentage of ART cycles that led to a live birth were:
• 39% in women under the age of 35
• 30% in women aged 35-37
• 21% in women aged 37-40
• 11% in women aged 41-42

With the treatments of acupuncture and herbal medicine, the result could be achieved within six months to a year but the cost is less than $400 per month. If patient doesn’t have a very serious structure problem, it is worthwhile to try acupuncture and herbal treatments for three to six months. It could be very beneficial.


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