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Spring recipe | Stir fried chilli scallops with asparagus

By |August 13th, 2018|

A delicious Spring recipe featuring our focus food for the season, the asparagus. Beneath the recipe you may read about the TCM nature of the foods included. This is probably one of my favourite Spring recipes, especially when I feel my immunity is low and I am a bit congested.

  • 15 spears asparagus, trimmed and cut how you like
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6-9 large scallops, intestines removed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 mild […]

Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat uterine fibroids

By |July 10th, 2018|

Uterine Fibroids in Chinese medicine.

By Dr. Ellen Lee, CMD

Below is a discussion on uterine fibroids in Chinese medicine, and how we may use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines to treat them. We will look at what they are, how Chinese medicine describes them, various treatment options and predicted outcomes.

What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine Fibroids (a.k.a. uterine myoma, leioma, fibroma) are benign (non- cancerous) growths of smooth muscle tissues within the uterine walls.

There are four types […]

Damp in Chinese medicine

By |February 13th, 2013|

What is damp?

Too much damp in the body is one of the most common pathologies seen in the modern Chinese medicine clinic. Pathogenic damp manifests itself in a plethora of ways. They can range from gastrointestinal complaints and oedema to aching bones and chronic cough plus many in between.

Normal physiological fluids of the body include tears, sweat, normal nasal mucous, intestinal fluids as well as the fluids that […]