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Estrogen use and its side effects from an East Asian medicine perspective

Estrogen is a complex hormone with myriad effects on many systems throughout the body. Over centuries of medical research characterized by sexism, it has been cast as a hormone that […]

Estrogen use and its side effects from an East Asian medicine perspective

3 weeks ago by

Estrogen is a complex hormone with myriad effects on many systems throughout the body. Over centuries of medical research characterized by sexism, it has been cast as a hormone that […]

balance testosterone acupuncture

Looking at the effects of testosterone through the lens of classical Chinese medicine

1 month ago by

Hormone supplementation can be a very helpful tool for some transgender people to live full and authentic lives. There is also a great deal of fear-mongering about the side effects […]

Cultivating healthy skin is simply basic hygiene

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hy·giene ˈhīˌjēn/ noun conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness. When sitting down to write this article, I had to really stop and examine […]

Hormonal transition and Chinese medicine

2 months ago by

  This week I want to turn to a topic that is rarely discussed in any medical forum, eastern or western: hormonal transition. Hormonal transition can really refer to several […]

Cycles of Seven in Chinese Medicine The Arc of the Maiden, the Mother, the Crone: Part II The Mother

2 months ago by

  Note to the Reader: Throughout this article I will be discussing the the arc of life in cycles of seven, which, in one of the foremost source texts of […]

Chronic pelvic pain, East Asian medicine & the LGBTQ+ community

2 months ago by

The lower abdomen is sometimes referred to, in kinesthetic medicines of various kinds, as “the basement of the body”. It’s where issues that we can’t deal with at the moment, […]