Dennis von Elgg to speak at CSOMA conference March 21

On Saturday, March 21st, AIMC is hosting the Northern California California State Oriental Medicine Association conference at their campus in Berkeley from 8:45 – 5:00. It’s an all-day event with presenters Dennis von Elgg, Nishanga Bliss, Mori West, Katrina Hanson … read more >

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How to Make Jook: Video

Dennis demonstrates how to make one of the most nutritious breakfast dishes, Jook or Congee. Jook is a type of rice porridge or gruel popular in many Asian countries. When eaten as plain rice congee, it is most often served … read more >

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Winter-to-Spring 4 CEU Pulse Reading Class

Start your Chinese New Year’s Day off by earning 4 CEUs learning the pulse qualities that are in harmony with the changing of the season. This class hones the skills of the practitioner as they increase their awareness of their … read more >

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How to Spend Your Summer Solstice

Thursday is the Summer Solstice. So you’re thinking “What do I do to celebrate based on my Element Type?” Here are some thoughts to help you get the most out of this auspicious day. Pick a couple, and enjoy! Fire … read more >

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Mai Jing: Dennis to Teach a Class About Reading Seasonal Pulses, May 11, 2013

Regardless of a patient’s current state of health or the activity level in their work and personal lives, changes in the season are always present in the pulse. Students will learn to distinguish these important changes in accordance with the “Mai Jing”, the pulse … read more >

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Acupuncture and Sleep

Seeking a holistic path to physical and mental wellbeing—not to mention blissful sleep? Berkeley acupuncturist Dennis von Elgg talks to European Sleep Works blogger Stephanie about “settling the ethereal soul” and finding balance with acupuncture in her article “Acupuncture offers a natural … read more >

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Water: The Single Most Effective Way to Prevent the Common Cold and Flu

Most people are aware of the need for extra water when exercising and during the hot days of summer. Sweating is a clear loss of significant amounts of fluids. But in what less obvious ways do we lose water? How … read more >

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Sleep Extension and Peak Performance

Over the many years of practicing Chinese medicine there have been countless times when a patient will respond to my inquiry about their sleep stating, “I do fine with six hours sleep. I do perfectly well with that.” My response, … read more >

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Mountain Bikers Slow on the Slide

New research from Austria has found an increase in male infertility in avid mountain bikers. Nearly 90 percent of the cyclists studied, all who rode a minimum of two hours per day and 3,000 miles per year, showed abnor-malities in … read more >

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Menopause and the HRT Dilemma: Chinese Medicine Responds

Recent developments in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have doctors and patients once again reassessing their treatment strategies. In July 2002 a HRT study of 16,000 patients (the Women’s Health Initiative) was halted due to findings that the health risks of … read more >

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