TMJ and Chinese Medicine

Most TMJ sufferers probably don’t know those three initials stand for Temporomandibular joint.  They may also not be aware that Traditional Chinese Medicine may successfully treat TMJ pain. TMJ is a broad term that centers on inflammation to the joint that connects the jaw with the skull.  There are many causes, but they all have…

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Chocolate: Good & Bad

For many people, the pleasure of eating chocolate is followed by an “after taste” of guilt.  Diets are shattered by one little candy bar, or so people believe.  Actually, while a daily habit of eating chocolate usually isn’t good for the waistline, an occasional chocolate sweet won’t force you to loosen your belt. One ounce…

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Secondhand Smoke & Kids

Smokers who disregard warnings about the effects of cigarettes on their own bodies should understand how harmful smoking is to children.  Some scientists now say secondhand smoke is as dangerous to children as the actual act of lighting up is to adults.   According to the American Lung Association, children who inhale secondhand smoke are…

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Loud Music & Hearing Loss

“I can’t hear you.”  “What did you say?”  “Could you repeat that?”    If someone seems to have difficulty making out words in normal conversation, it’s likely they have suffered a hearing loss.  If they’re loud music lovers, it’s quite possible their passion is responsible for the loss.  When parents plead with their teens to…

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