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Articles & Books by Norman Kraft and Jeanie Marie Kraft

Articles by Norman Kraft, L.Ac.

Acupuncture and Pain: Covering how Chinese medicine views pain and how acupuncture can effectively treat both acute and chronic pain, this popular article answers some of the questions patients have asked.

Sports Acupuncture: Athletes are concerned with injury prevention and treatment as well as performance enhancement. Chinese medicine has long been used for both.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Oriental Medicine: This FAQ, one of the first available on the Internet, was created by Norman Kraft, Lic.Ac. to answer some of the more common questions about Oriental medicine. (PDF)

Depression and Oriental Medicine: A Basic Approach: This document is drawn from my "Treating Mental & Emotional Disorders with Oriental Medicine" course. This article presents some basic ideas about how we might approach the topic of depression, without getting lost in the terminology of Western psychology.(PDF)

Unquiet Waters: Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with TCM: OCD is a common yet stubborn psychiatric disorder which is yet to be fully understood by East or West. This medical essay is offered toward the development of TCM literature to address these common mental/emotional disorders of the West. (PDF)

Perspective on the Treatment of Eating Disorders with TCM: Eating disorders are common among younger people in the West, but can develop at any age. The difficulties presented in the treatment of eating disorders are considerable, but Oriental medicine offers a powerful adjunct to traditional Western therapies. (PDF)

Flowering of the Heart - Perspectives on Counseling Patients in an Acupuncture Setting: Counseling is a complicated aspect of an acupuncture practice. As students,we learn the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health matters, but patients are more than a collection of signs and symptoms. This paper was written to suggest one possible approach. Portions of this article were used in the text Chinese Medical Psychiatry by Bob Flaws and James Lake. (PDF)

Treating Psoriasis with Chinese Medicine - A Case History: Psoriasis is a common Western complaint appearing in every acupuncturist's practice. While there have been advances in our understanding of this and other dermatological diseases from a classical Chinese perspective, we must still remember to look carefully at the larger picture of underlying patterns which may lead to disorders of the skin. (PDF)

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Books by Jeanie Marie Kraft and Norman Kraft

Screaming Uterus Syndrome - An Alternative Approach

What is the sound the uterus makes when a woman is suffering from fibroids or endometriosis? What are your options to treat these conditions? Many American women are given the choice of hysterectomy or hormone therapy until menopause to relieve the symptoms of these disorders. What most women don't know is that there is another, healthier way. Screaming Uterus Syndrome describes approaches to treating these ailments with Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, vitamins, along with diet and lifestyle changes.

Books by Jeanie Marie Kraft for Acupuncture Students

Dr. Calamari's Guide to the Herbs, Minerals and Bugs of China

A coloring book for the student of Chinese herbal medicine, bringing play and study together for more fun than you ever thought you could have memorizing 250 herbs.