If you’re suffering from fatigue, memory problems, weak hair and nails, gas, excessive burping, acid reflux, heartburn, bloating, or indigestion, you may have insufficient stomach acid.
Traditional Chinese Medicine relies heavily on the use of herbs, tonics, and proper lifestyle in order to heal illnesses and imbalances in the body. But another technique that is essential to virtually every TCM visit is the use of tongue diagnosis.
Tongue diagnosis is a very traditional and effective method which has been used to diagnose diseases for over two thousand years. Knowledge of tongue diagnosis is one of the unique treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
An article published in the 1996 American Journal Of Medicine stated that ear lobe creases were shown to be associated with higher rates of cardiac events in this study of 264 consecutive patients. (Am J Med 1996 02/01;100:0205) The presence of a diagonal ear lobe crease has been recognized as a sign of cardiovascular disease since 1973. Dr. Elliott’s study demonstrated that 19 out of 20 people with risk factors for coronary artery disease also had diagonally creased earlobes.
It is believed that the earlobe crease develops when the peripheral blood flow decreases due stresses on the cardiovascular system.
Remove common inflammatory foods from your diet for at least 2-6 weeks so you’ll know how they are affecting you. These foods are: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, added sugar, artificial colors/sweeteners, all grains, caffeine, and alcohol. These foods can compromise your immune system and create hidden inflammation.
It is the new year and with it brings the hope of a healthier, thinner you. There are many diets and exercises to help you on your path. If, however, you are feeling overwhelmed by all the changes and choices, here are a few things you can do.
Do you have chronic fatigue, joint aches, headaches, digestive issues, and/or weight gain? Do all your blood tests come back “normal” but you are still suffering. There is an answer. Functional medicine.