Traditional Chinese medicine: How to heal the body naturally

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chinese-medicine(NaturalHealth365) Over the past few decades, the incidence of many chronic degenerative diseases including cancer, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and Alzheimer’s disease have all risen by an alarming rate – and Western medicine offers no cure. And, while conventional medicine continues to ‘treat’ every ill with a pill or surgery – the actual underlying cause of every disease remains unaddressed.

Many integrative healthcare providers have shown that the rise in chronic disease conditions is largely due to imbalances in body energy, aggravated by an unprecedented amount of environmental toxins such as, aluminum, fluoride, lead and mercury. (to name just a few) But, there is a solution.

Discover a powerful way to activate your body’s natural defenses with traditional Chinese medicine. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Shiroko Sokitch, MD, a board-certified medical acupuncturist and expert on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), explore the ways in which this ancient healing system can restore the body’s natural balance, promote self-healing and help to prevent a wide range of serious health problems.

This show will be a great way to learn about how to blend Eastern and Western medicine to achieve optimal health. Don’t miss it!  Sign up now for access to our free weekly show, newsletter plus much more!

Traditional Chinese medicine helps to balance your flow of energy throughout the body

Traditional Chinese medicine, which originated thousands of years ago in ancient China, is based on naturally triggering the self-healing response of the body. This elegant healing system has already been successfully integrated with conventional medicine for years.

“Chinese medicine is much more than acupuncture,” Dr. Sokitch notes, adding that TCM’s emphasis on “energy balance” helps to activate the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Dr. Sokitch explains that our bodies contain a vibrant life-force energy – or qi – that flows through twelve different meridians, or pathways. This energy flow is affected by yin and yang, a philosophical concept known in TCM as the “supreme ultimate.”

Yin and yang form a unity, with each containing the seeds of the other. The concept of yin and yang extends to body organs, with each organ paired with its “opposite” for diagnostic and therapeutic purpose.

For example, Dr. Sokitch likens the liver to a military commander in the body, responsible for marshalling defenses against threats and ensuring a smooth flow of energy. The liver is also believed to be the source of courage and resoluteness. When energy becomes stagnant or weak inside the body – that’s when we can experience health problems.

The gallbladder, which governs the ability to make decisions, is the “yang” of the liver and most sensitive to stress and overworking.  The heart, as the “emperor” of the internal organs, houses the spiritual aspect of the body, and of all other organs. Problems with the kidneys – which millions of people have without even knowing it – can cause typical symptoms of bladder infections, hearing loss, severe fatigue plus emotional issues like, anxiety and fear.

Discover how to help balance your energy pathways, within the body, with Chinese medicine and get greater control over your own health on the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour.

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Herbal Chinese medicines possess potent therapeutic properties

To treat imbalances, Dr. Sokitch utilizes a wide variety of both Eastern and Western techniques, including Chinese herbal medicine. In TCM, herbs are prescribed not to suppress specific symptoms, but to heal the condition that is causing symptoms in the first place. Many Chinese herbs have been found to have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities.

For example, Cordyceps sinensis, a fungus that grows on the backs of a specific species of Chinese caterpillar, is harvested in Sichuan, Qinghai and Tibet. Many of cordyceps’ constituents have proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Cordyceps is used in TCM to enhance and invigorate the kidneys and lungs, and for the treatment of asthma.

Lycium barbarum, also known as wolfberry and goji berry, contains many beneficial and antioxidant constituents, including linoleic acid, beta-sitosterol, and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthan. Goji berries are used for liver and kidney problems that cause lower back pain – and also for blurred vision and cataracts. Interestingly, mainstream medicine is beginning to focus on lutein and zeaxanthan for the purpose of preventing vision problems – such as age-related macular degeneration – as well.

For more information on ancient (and effective) Chinese healing practices, join us on the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour. (details below)

This week’s guest: Dr. Shiroko Sokitch, M.D., board-certified medical acupuncturist

Discover a safe and effective way to naturally accelerate the self-healing response of the body with traditional Chinese medicine – Sun. Sept. 10

Shiroko Sokitch, MD, a board-certified medical acupuncturist, author, and expert on holistic health, has been practicing a blend of Eastern and Western medicine for the past 30 years. The owner and practitioner at Heart to Heart Medical Center, she designs individual treatment plans for patients that may include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, functional medicine testing, cranio-sacral therapy, “cupping” and nutritional protocols.

The author of The 7 Keys to Accelerated Healing, Dr. Sokitch has helped over 40,000 people heal their lives with the power of traditional Chinese medicine and the best of Western medicine – combined.

jonathan landsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of, the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show – and the NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE, a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host, Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic, non-GMO diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits, including exercise and meditation.

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  • a

    I know traditional Chinese medicine works. I use acupuncture along with the herbs recommended for rheumatoid arthritis by the practitioner. This has enabled me to slowly reduce the amount of medication I am on.

    • betsyanne

      I could have saved both of my sisters if they would only have listened to me about using TCM and acupuncture/acupressure to treat their RA. But alas, I am now sisterless in South Dakota. And now my burden is to try to convince my husband NOT to have an arteriogram and have his arteries roto-rootered (which is what the cardiologist is planning to do on Sept 15th) but I simply cannot convince him to even talk to a local acupuncturist (we have several now and we used to have 0 practitioners about 10 years ago, so this is a growing field in our area). I guess I will let him do whatever he wants to do, but personally I avoid the medical industrial complex as much as possible. Next year they are forcing me to accept medicare, whether I want it or not. Why does the USA allow that to happen just because a person becomes age 65?

  • Harry Geller

    Chinese medicine goes back to the kind of treatments that has been used for hundreds of years. It is tried and true no long term studies are needed. Here in the west we are experimenting with chemical concoctions we know very little about.

  • Eva Bonnet

    I used to use go to China town in New York city for some herbs to treat colitis. The reason- no medical treatment helped. That along with acupuncture did the trick.

  • Rebeca

    Glad to see someone reporting on this. Most articles just tell you the dangers of not using conventional medicine.

  • Dan Thorpe

    What I like about Chinese medical practitioners-they can detect and diagnose better then any conventional trained doctor. Without a doubt they can find out how well each organ is functioning without having to put their clients though rounds of texts.

  • Ray Marshall

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest public funding of biomedical research research in the world, Using more then $30 billion in taxpayer dollars to enhance health, and reduce illness. Never would they think of promoting treatment and prevention using traditional proven methods. Higher cost methods of research and development by these institutions mean they know the value of tax paying dollars to promote and distribute medical products.

  • Bryce Whitney

    I really believe the reason Chinese medicine hasn’t been explored or encouraged by modern medicine is the big pharmaceutical firms don’t hear the cha-ching of their cash machines. If you notice the pharmaceutical so-called new drugs are being priced so high that it would be called price gouging in other industries,

  • John

    Acupuncture was the only thing that healed my shoulder. Now I can get exercise, fun and social connection by playing baseball with my friends again.