Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Hugh Castor, Licensed Acupuncturist
1304 S College Ave #7
Fort Collins, CO
970-215-7419

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wellness

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Menopause Part II

In my last article on menopause, I wrote how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views this life transition through its cultural and societal lenses. Now we will look at how TCM treats menopause on a physical and psychological level. Since TCM views menopause as a natural life,...
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Menopause and Traditional Chinese Medicine- Part I- A Cultural View

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as many cultures around the world, view menopause as a sacred right of passage for women, denoting a shift in a woman’s role in the community from that of mothers and professionals, to that of the matriarch and sage femme. It is...
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The Treatment of Abnormal Menstrual Cycles and Traditional Chinese Medicine

It is said in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that a women’s menstrual cycle is the bell weather of her health. A normal cycle is indicative of metabolic and hormonal balance. The average menstrual cycle is between 24 – 30 days in its entirety, with 4-7 of those days for...
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Menstrual Pain and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Many people are familiar with the idea of using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for back pain, arthritic pain or even headaches. Fewer people know just how good TCM can be for menstrual pain – but Asian women have relied on TCM’s gentle and effective techniques for...
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Depression- Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Depression is a sometimes hidden, but very common mood disorder. It is estimated that 16 million Americans suffer with chronic depression. Depression casts a dark cloud over all aspects of living, robbing a person of experiencing daily joy. It can impact all aspects of life...
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Gua Sha – Traditional Chinese Medicine’ Scraping Treatment!

There are multiple adjunctive treatments of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that an acupuncturist might utilize. The most well known modalities used alongside acupuncture would be massage, moxabustion, cupping, and gua sha. Gua sha, which translates to “red marks”, in Chinese...
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Cupping – An Ancient Therapy for Today’s Muscle Aches

During the 2016 Summer Olympics many Americans were introduced to cupping therapy thanks to Michael Phelps, one of the world’s top, elite swimmers who has brought home a record amount of gold medals. Media paid close attention to this athlete and was naturally intrigued by the...
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Back and Neck Pain – Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Back and neck pain is one of the top reasons that people seek treatment from healthcare providers. This makes sense because according to numerous studies, nearly everyone (80% of the total population) will have a bout of back or neck pain at some time in their life bad enough to...
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Simple Ways to Get More Veggies in Our Diets

The news is out – eating more vegetables and fruits is a simple way of dramatically improving one’s health. What has traditionally been mom’s wisdom in the past; today, is fast becoming modern food science. By eating the daily recommended amounts of veggies we greatly reduce our...
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Using Natural Medicine to Harmonize with Summer

Many people eagerly await the arrival of summer for the hot temps, vacations and fun social activities. According to Chinese Medicine each season will have its attributes and challenges. Summer is about expansion, growth, activity and creativity, moving outwards in nature and in...
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