Posts From Robert Helmer, D.TCM

TCM for Children

September 1, 2015

As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of my greatest achievements is the ability to provide relief for children suffering with illnesses. By using...

The Gift Circle: Cultivating Community

April 1, 2013

The gift economy represents a shift from consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, scarcity to abundance and isolation to community. – Charles Eisenstein The Gift...

Active Hope How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy

June 1, 2012

Active Hope is about discovering and offering our best response to the crisis of sustainability we face today. It offers tools that help us confidently...

RUMI, Coleman Barks, and Me

October 1, 2011

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. – Rumi, 1207-1273 I love Rumi. Although our earthly paths will...

Beyond Topical Steroids

December 1, 2008

A TCM Solution for Childhood Eczema Skin conditions are difficult to ignore. Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic, life-altering disease that affects the skin. Atopic...

Chinese Medicine for Hay Fever

April 1, 2008

The burden of rhinitis is nothing to sneeze at! Americans spend over $3 billion annually on prescribed antihistamines. Over the past 30 years, the prevalence...

The Vaccination Dilemma

September 1, 2005

A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective on the “Immunization” Controversy Throughout the early history of humans, great plagues have lead to the deaths of millions of...

CHILDHOOD ASTHMA

March 1, 2004

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach Asthma is a chronic lung disease affecting over two million Canadians. It is more prevalent in children, and 10 to...