How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help your Immune System

by Caitlin Ennis, Acupuncturist According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the first line of defence in our body is “Wei Qi”. This is a type of energy that sits just under our skin and is responsible for regulating sweating, the opening and closing of our pores and the strength of our immune system – […]

Understanding Gu Syndrome

    by Kaime Hood, Acupuncturist Gu Syndrome- Stealth pathogenic infections and chronic health conditions in Chinese Medicine Gu syndrome in Chinese medicine loosely translates to difficult or recalcitrant diseases, hidden and stealth pathogenic infections, including chronic parasites, spirochete infections, viral, fungal and bacterial infections, and environmental toxins that can lead to chronic and systemic […]

Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease: Two Sides of One Coin

    Written by Alexandra Preston Hashimoto’s disease and Grave’s disease are both conditions where the immune system damages the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland that helps regulate metabolism. This is known as autoimmunity (auto = “self”). Grave’s disease features an overactive thyroid, and commonly causes heat intolerance, nervousness, fatigue, weight loss, and heart palpitations. Hashimoto’s […]