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What is Chinese Medicine?

WHAT IS CHINESE MEDICINE? Chinese medical history covers a span of 4,500 years While it’s a bit over-simplified, the history can be divided into significant eras within that time as the theory and practice have developed (the Legendary Period (2697-1122 B.C.), expanded and become more systemized (the Golden Period (1122 B.C.-960 A.D.), and in some…

Chinese medical history covers a span of 4,500 years While it’s a bit over-simplified, the history can be divided into…

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Drop the Nut

DROP THE NUT Drop the Peanut… Through the Western lens of medicine, we expect to go into the doctor, have them give us a pill or do a procedure and we get better. Sometimes this is true particularly if the condition is an acute one – we cut ourselves and need stiches for example.  However,…

Drop the Peanut… Through the Western lens of medicine, we expect to go into the doctor, have them give us…

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REBEL MED NW COVID-19 CLINIC POLICY AND PERSONAL STATEMENTS IN REGARDS TO THE VACCINE MANDATE

COVID VACCINEMANDATEOUR PERSONAL STATEMENTS AND STORIESCOVID VACCINEMANDATEOUR PERSONAL STATEMENTS AND STORIES Rebel Med NW Covid-19 Clinic Policy in Regards to the Vaccine Mandate Our employees: The staff and providers at Rebel Med NW are required to get vaccinated for Covid-19 if they do not have a medical condition that prevents them from getting a vaccination…

Rebel Med NW Covid-19 Clinic Policy in Regards to the Vaccine Mandate Our employees: The staff and providers at Rebel…

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Men’s Health

June was Men’s Health Month, and even though it is July, today we will be discussing the various ways that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help with common afflictions of the male body. Because TCM rarely makes treatment decisions based on sex, we will focus on disorders that are specific to the male system, particularly…

June was Men’s Health Month, and even though it is July, today we will be discussing the various ways that…

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The Heart in Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine recognizes the body and mind as one and the same. This goes for the heart as much as any other organ. In TCM, the heart is the seat of the emotions and the residence of the consciousness while awake. It also controls the circulation and has a special connection to the kidneys. The…

Chinese medicine recognizes the body and mind as one and the same. This goes for the heart as much as…

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The Curious Case of Shi Gao

Shi Gao is one of the most important Chinese Herbs.  Although not widely used in modern day herbalism, it was at one point indispensable for treating epidemic diseases, particularly if they presented with a high fever.  Modern day herbalism in the U.S. typically does not treat conditions with high fevers as these presentations are usually…

Shi Gao is one of the most important Chinese Herbs.  Although not widely used in modern day herbalism, it was…

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Acupuncture for Pain Management

Using Acupuncture to help with Pain Management

Rebel Med Northwest Acupuncturist Dr. Brendon Fegan discusses how he uses acupuncture to help with pain management in Ballard. A famous Acupuncture doctor once said, “ Bu tong ze tong, tong ze bu tong” which translates into English as “If there is no pain, there is movement, if there is pain, there is no movement”.…

Rebel Med Northwest Acupuncturist Dr. Brendon Fegan discusses how he uses acupuncture to help with pain management in Ballard. A…

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