Brian is an author of international
renown and public speaker. He is currently writing his book
Chinese Medicine: A Practical Guide to Optimal Healing.
Brian practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine
in sunny San Diego, California.
Womens Health Questions #1
Question: What can Chinese medicine do for menopause?
Answer - Article 1: Menopause
Excerpt: "Chinese medicine considers all premenstrual
and perimenopausal symptoms to be signs of ill-health. The biggest
factors in determining your comfort through this time will be
the dietary and emotional health you have maintained throughout
your adulthood. Even if you haven't lived perfectly, there's still
Answer - Article 2: Menopause
Excerpt: "A November 2002 study of herbs and other
natural remedies for menopause has been getting a lot of press.
Particularly of note are its assertions that black cohosh is the
only herb shown to help in menopause. We could incorrectly assume
then that no herbs help for menopause. However, there are some
problems with that conclusion. Let's take a look at them."
Womens Health Questions #2
Question: What can Chinese medicine do for osteoporosis?
Answer - Article: Osteoporosis
literally 'porous bones', is a gradual lessening of bone density,
resulting in bones that are thinner, more porous and less able
to support the body."
Womens Health Questions #3
Question: What can Chinese medicine do for premenstrual
Answer - Article: PMS
syndrome, or PMS, has become a household term in recent years.
Despite this fact, it is still a condition that is not fully understood.
What we do know is that it tends to occur after ovulation, the
midpoint of the menstrual cycle, during the last 3 to 14 days
of your cycle."
Womens Health Questions #4
Question: What can Chinese medicine do about fibromyalgia
and chronic fatigue?
Answer - Article 1: Chronic
Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Treatment
question) I have been suffering with Fibromyalgia for the past
5 years. I have tried many different treatments with little to
no improvement. I have recently been going to an acupuncturist.
It is very costly, and I am not seeing much if any improvement.
The acupuncturist says it will take at least 6 months for noticeable
improvement. Does this sound right to you?"
Answer - Article 2: Fibromyalgia,
Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Massage for
patients want to do whatever's going to be most effective at the
least cost. I can't see any other reason to worry about how many
times you'd have to visit an acupuncturist, so I'm going to say
more about FM treatment in terms of cost-effectiveness."
Womens Health Questions #5
Question: Where can I find out about systemic Candida
Answer - Article: Candida
and Chinese Medicine
Excerpt: "With Candida, you not only need to look
at diet, but may even need western drugs if it's very serious.
After killing off the excess yeast, you should restore balance
and get into a personalized pattern-balancing lifestyle, diet,
and exercise plan."