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Internal Medicine

Treating stubborn ailments with Chinese herbs. This page gives an overview of 6 of the most common internal conditions treated by the TCM Clinic, including fertility, rheumatoid arthritis, IBD (Crohn's & Colitis),  headaches & migraines, and IBS.

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IBS Treatment

Chinese Herbs can effectively treat the root cause of IBS, leading to long lasting relief from this stubborn condition. Irritable Bowel Syndrome presents with a constellation of uncomfortable symptoms such as urgent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas and reactivity to common foods. Stress and emotional constraint aggravate this condition. TCM uses compound herbal formulas of 10 - 12 herbs to normalize the smooth muscle contractions of the bowels, assist in the absorption and assimilation of food, decongest the liver and gall bladder, and relieve stress.

Asthma & Allergies

Chinese herbs are at the forefront of research into asthma and allergies treatments. A study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, (2005 Jan;115(1):171-8) found a Chinese herbal combination to be as effective as steroid treatment in the management of asthma symptoms, but without the side effects. Allergic asthma is on a steady rise in children, along with food and environmental allergies. These are conditions of immune disregulation and abnormal reactivity to benign substances. TCM employs a large arsenal of immune regulating protocols and herbal formulas to treat asthma, allergic rhinitis and food allergies.

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Headache & Migraine

Migraine headaches affect up to 18% of women and 6% of men. They can be disabling to one's enjoyment of life as well as ability to work. One of the main herbs used in TCM for headaches and migraines is Rz. Ligusticii Wallichi, aka Chuan Xiong. It is the subject of a great deal of neurological and other research on PubMed, for example: In TCM clinics, Chuan xiong is combined with other herbs according to the specific signs and symptoms of each patient. In a nutshell, the aim of TCM treatment for headache and migraine is to restore proper circulation of blood and energy to the head, according to the old medical proverb "where there is free flow, there is no pain."

 "where there is free flow, there is no pain." - old medical proverb
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Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis

These gastrointestinal conditions are known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). With Chinese Herbal Medicine treatment, symptoms often improve within the first 3 weeks, with progressive improvement over several months. Patients can reasonably expect long-term remission. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Western medicine treats RA with immune-suppressive drugs that have many severe side effects,  Chinese herbal medicine bases its treatment on a thousand year old herbal formula that has stood the test of time. This formula is modified as needed to suit the needs of the individual patient.

Fertility Treatment

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a profoundly useful therapy to assist conception.


It can play a main role as the only modality used, or a supportive role in conjunction with Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART) procedures.

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