GERD and the Use of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Treatment

GERD (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease) is a functional disorder in which the LES (lower esophageal sphincter), which is the valve between the esophagus and the abdomen, opens when it shouldn’t, causing stomach acid and content backflow.

Normally, via peristalsis, food moves down the esophagus, the LES eases up to enable the … Continue reading

Digestive Disorders Can Be Effectively Addressed with Acupuncture

Because of food lacking in nutritional value and poor eating habits, digestive disorders are on the rise among people of all ages. Sadly, more and more children are eating processed foods and being “treated” with junk foods by their parents and this trend doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow … Continue reading

Elderly Health Issues Resolved with TCM and Acupuncture

I worked for over two years at a pain clinic that happened to be connected to a long term care facility for senior patients whom a lot of them were my patients. I found that acupuncture was really incredibly helpful on my patients even if their treatments at the clinic … Continue reading

The Myriad Health Benefits of Baking Soda

Baking soda is probably the most inexpensive health remedy in the world. Its uses are wide and varied: from the common cold to cancer.It can be used as a deodorant or improve oral health, among many other uses. It should be an indispensable part of your home pharmacy. Baking soda’s … Continue reading

Traditional Chinese Medicine at Vital Gate Acupuncture in Cleveland


In traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM) The Five Elements Phases (or these systems???) correspond to the five elements of nature: Fire, Wood, Earth, Water, and Metal. According to TCM, the organs are interconnected with the fours seasons of the year, tastes, temperatures, and colors, which … Continue reading

The TCM Herb Corydalis Yan Hu Su Can Effectively Treat Shaking, Spasms, Seizures, and Jerks

Liver Wind, in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is associated with pain and uncontrolled movement in the form of shaking, spasms, seizures, or jerks as in Parkinson`s. It may also frequently refer to pain akin to fibromyalgia –movement shifting from one part of the body to another. Corydalis Yan Hu Su … Continue reading

Some Natural Alternative Treatments To Help Prevent The Onset of Breast Cancer

The threat of breast cancer has forced women of all ages to seek ways to safeguard themselves against this deadly disease. One of the best ways to prevent breast cancer is by strengthening their immune system. A lot of health supplements that are sold in the market claim to help … Continue reading