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Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM
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Cathy Margolin is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist and Diplomat of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, undergraduate degree's from SMU and is the founder of Pacific Herbs, an pharmaceutical grade herbal company bringing the benefits of Chinese herbal medicine to the West.

Cathy is the author of "Stop Your Bitching...Naturally! A Step By Step Guide to Balance Your Hormones Naturally and End PMS & Menstrual Cramps", & the companion guide, 30 Days of Tips to Stop Your Bitching... Naturally!

Learn more about traditional Chinese herbal medicine at
Cathy's mission is to introduce the healing powers of Chinese herbs to a Western audience who have not yet experienced all the benefits this ancient system of medicine incorporates. Cathy has a private practice in Los Angeles and enjoys life outdoors including, skiing, hiking, biking and sitting in the wilderness with her husband, two daughters and two four legged friends.

Entries by Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM

Breast Cancer Awareness and Progesterone -- What You Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 11:42 AM

It is breast cancer awareness month but let's focus on prevention and breast health. Creating health means we must consider what we put in and on our body every day. Some chemicals we know are toxic, parabens for example. [1] Some chemicals cause a lot of confusion. I want to...

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10 Things You Need to Know About the Asian Diet

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 4:15 PM

The main focus of the Asian diet is to create wellness. This I believe is the best medicine. By practicing these diet habits you will see improvement in your overall health. We all know:

"Health is not simply the absence of sickness." -- Hannah Green

This top 10...

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Ladies Need GYN Education More Than SEX Education

(4) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:20 PM

Rarely have I encountered a female patient who does not present with some sort of hormonal imbalance. Young women complain of PMS signs such as menstrual cramps, mood swings or breast tenderness. Middle-aged women complain of foggy brain, sluggishness, depression and weight gain around the middle. Fortunately, the majority of...

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Teens Use Birth Control -- But Not to Prevent Pregnancy

(15) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 3:24 PM

Women have choices today that have never been available in the past. Choices have ramifications, and choices about our health and drug use are no exception. Freedom of choice is a wonderful thing and I support it 100 percent. I believe choices should be made after carefully weighing benefits and...

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Fast Food vs. Fast Natural Food

(8) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 6:29 PM

The recent incident banning energy drinks at the University of New Hampshire and subsequent reversal of that ban should be society's wake up call. This incident is an example of the energy drink epidemic. The fact that our young people are looking for more energy, those who should inherently have...

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Should We Say Goodbye to Synthetic Sleep Aids?

(38) Comments | Posted August 1, 2011 | 1:42 PM

You have the best pillows, mattress and sheets and yet still can't sleep. You invest in a quiet room with the right temperature and room-darkening shades. Still the perfect night of sleep alludes you. Next you try just about any sleep aid on the market -- the choices are endless....

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Easing Menopause Symptoms With Food

(19) Comments | Posted June 28, 2011 | 9:51 AM

"I didn't sign up for this, I just want to feel normal again," said Judy, my patient who aptly describes what the 21st century Western woman going through menopause feels. If you want to know how to turn down your body's internal "thermostat" you are in the right place. Alternative...

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Managing Menopause Symptoms With Alternative Medicine

(3) Comments | Posted June 11, 2011 | 11:30 AM

It was strange to my Taiwanese friend, but to me it was just another normal conversation. We were enjoying a summer barbecue when the 40-something-year-old women began comparing menopause symptoms. "Do you get hot flashes during the day, or just at night?" "I've been sweating through the sheets!" "Do you...

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Pain Relief Without Painkillers

(13) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 8:11 AM

Most people think of them as innocent little pills. Headache, pop one; backache, take another; arthritis, take them all the time. But those innocent looking bottles of pain relief may carry some serious health risks. I'm referring to the NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) in just about everyone's medicine cabinet. You...

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7 Flowers That Promote Your Overall Health

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 6:00 AM

Giving flowers is a time-honored tradition and a beautiful expression of love. But flowers hold many secrets beyond their amorous appeal. They are an expression of sex!

Flowers grab the attention of passing insects with a wild display of fantastic colors and designs. Makes perfect sense, since it is the...

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PMS and Cramps Help: The Alternative Answer

(21) Comments | Posted May 5, 2011 | 8:39 AM

When the heating pad is not enough and you're fed up with swallowing the naproxen, aspirin or ibuprofen, and you can't handle their side effects, you just might be ready for natural PMS herbal alternatives. Here is a different approach to menstrual cramps and PMS. Traditional Chinese Medicine hasn't been...

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