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Clear Your Sinus Allergies with Chinese Medicine

Spring is in the air again, the time of year that brings us the opportunity to go outside and play. Blue skies, sunshine and wildflowers are in abundance and for some of us, spring also means allergy season.  A picnic in the park is no picnic when you can’t breathe. Allergic rhinitis, literally inflammation of […]

Allergies: Spring Root & Branch

In Spring, the axis of the Earth is tilted toward the sun and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the hemisphere closest to the sun. During this increase in daylight, trees and grass spring forth by dispersing pollen through the air currents. A person’s immune system may be hyperactive and may identify pollen as […]

The Threat of Mold to your Health and Well Being: Part II

Click here to read Part I of this article. In Part One of this article, I discussed the problems of mold infestation and its potential impact to one’s health. I pointed out that in Chinese Medicine, dampness is considered to be the cause of many illnesses such as high cholesterol, cancer, metabolic disorders, chronic fatigue […]

The Difficult Problems of Mold Infestation: Part II

Click here to read Part I of this article. Liability, Insurance And Other Economic Issues: The presence of mold contamination has serious economic consequences. Many insurance carriers refuse to issue insurance to people who have made a water loss claim within the past three years. Some insurance carriers charge an additional premium to issue insurance […]

The Threat of Mold to Your Health and Well Being: Part I

An Urgent Problem In recently years, mold contamination has taken center stage as the top environmental concern for both the healthcare and real estate industries. In the healthcare field, doctors are inundated with conditions ranging from mild allergic reactions to severe debilitating and sometimes, fatal incidents involving mold exposure and the subsequent fungal infection and […]

The Difficult Problems of Mold Infestation: Part I

Mold can grow on any organic material (i.e., cloth, carpets, leather, wood, sheet rock, insulation) when moist conditions exist. Indoor spaces that are wet, and have organic materials that mold can use as a food source, can and do support mold growth. Any roof, wall leak or chronically wet areas from plumbing leaks or high […]

Spring Allergies

For many people Spring and Summer are seasons for allergies. Allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are due to an over-reactivity of the immune system to certain allergens. During Spring and Summer, allergies are generally induced by wind-born tree, grass, or weed pollen, and can cause such symptoms as: sneezing; nasal congestion; runny nose; watery, itchy, or […]