Expert Shoshanna Katzman

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Food as Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Best Kept Secret

Daily food choices can make the difference between sickness and health. Much can be learned from the extensive body of Chinese medicine knowledge regarding the therapeutic nature of food. Largely based on the Law of the Five Elements and Yin Yang Theory, food is classified according to its energetic quality such as flavor, taste, color, thermal nature, and vital organ it nourishes. Customized dietary recommendations are made based on this knowledge according to presenting symptoms and constitution; providing super nutrition to help re-claim and maintain maximum health and balance in life. Cooking, baking and drying food preparation methods transforms a raw food that is classified as Yin (cold and wet) into a food that is more Yang (hot and dry). A fundamental Chinese dietary rule is to...

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Chinese Medicine for Bladder Health

Chinese medicine has been an effective treatment for urinary symptoms such as frequency or lack of bladder control (incontinence) for thousands of years. Urinary incontinence is diagnosed as stress incontinence, which occurs during exertion or sneezing and is attributed to weak pelvic floor muscles. Or, as urge incontinence, which involves contraction of the pelvic floor muscles that puts pressure on the bladder. It is not uncommon for an individual to have a combination of both. These conditions have the potential to significantly impair quality of life. This includes dealing with its associated social stigma, which comes with embarrassment and lack of confidence. It involves overthinking and worry about finding a bathroom at a moment’s notice, especially when out and about. Moreover, it can lead to lack...


Acupuncture for Fertility: Does It Really Work?

Acupuncture is best known worldwide for treatment of pain, but over the past few decades, this surprisingly painless and relaxing experience of needle placement into acupuncture points has become well-known for increasing virility and fertility. Acupuncture is an age-old method to promote healthy pre- and post-natal care. However, its popularity in America to enhance fertility was not spurred until 2001 when a German study reported a significant increase in pregnancies when provided along with In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Since this time, numerous studies show supporting evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of fertility issues. Acupuncture Treatment An acupuncture treatment typically lasts 20-30 minutes and is received at least once a week to balance the flow of energy within the 14 main meridian pathways of the...


Benefits Of Acupuncture For Children

Figuring out how to keep your children healthy can be a daunting task. This includes avoiding the need for ear tubes, allergy shots, reflux medications, antibiotics and the like. For centuries, acupuncture has been a natural, safe and effective treatment for children and teens. Yet, most parents don’t realize how much it can help their children stay healthy. Unnecessary suffering could be avoided if this were to change. In this article, you'll learn and discover the benefits of acupuncture for children. Treatment All treatments need to be provided as a complement to traditional Western medicine pediatric care. Of course, acupuncture treatment should not be provided as the primary treatment for life-threatening and more serious pediatric illnesses. However, acupuncture provides a viable complementary treatment option for children. It is thus...


Decrease The Aging Process with Qigong

The Chinese have studied ways of creating and maintaining healthful longevity for thousands of years. One of “the jewels” coming out of this quest for everlasting youth is the gentle, life-enhancing exercise practice of Qigong (pronounced chee-GUNG). Commonly known as “Chinese Yoga” and “Feng Shui for the body,” Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese medicine exercise that “decrease the aging process” by cultivating and strengthening the vital energy of Qi in the body. It is easy to perform exercise practiced to self-create medicine naturally within the body. It is a suitable exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, especially older people and those recovering from illness or injury. Qigong Practice Qigong can be practiced anywhere by anyone. A typical Qigong workout includes stretching and strengthening exercises,...