Posts Tagged "chinese herbs"

Keeping Your Cool In Heat of Summer

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 in Health and Wellness, Life Coaching

Summer is the time of the Fire Element in Chinese Medicine, so naturally we need to be aware of dangers of becoming overheated.  These presents a particular challenge to our Cardio-Vascular system as the Heart is a Fire organ and sensitive to excess heat.  Think prevention of  high blood pressure, heart attacks and heat stroke.  Summer can also be very challenging for women going through menopause.  Consider seeing an Acupuncturist to help balance the excess heat and suggest appropriate Chinese herbal remedies. A few common sense guidelines can help your body adjust first and foremost Stay...

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Beat the Summer Heat

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 in Acupuncture, Health and Wellness

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help keep you cool and collected during the long hot summer months. Acupuncture points like Hegu (LI 11 and 4) can reduce fever and body temperature.  Points such as Lu 7 and Ki6 nourish the body fluids, adjust and cool the lungs. Chinese Herbs such as Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum flowers), Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle flowers) and Lotus seeds all clear heat and nourish body fluids.  For more extreme cases of dryness, thirst, irritability, dry, red eyes or pink eye, insomnia there are many classical formulas to nourish yin and blood while reducing heat and fire such as...

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Auto-Immune Disorders and Asian Medicine

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 in Health and Wellness

With over 22 million Americans affected by autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus, celiac disease and type 1 Diabetes we need to begin to look outside the box of conventional approaches to managing inflammatory disease.  While infections and environmental toxins may trigger these diseases medications such as immuno-suppressive drugs and steroids often lead to further complications and weakening the immune response to other health issues such as cancer and chronic fatigue. Asian Medicine which includes Acupuncture,...

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Improving Immunity Naturally

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 in Health and Wellness

My patients often ask me about whether or not to take a flue shot.  Have you considered what you can do to improve your immunity naturally?  As we frequently read about the many side effects of drugs, why not take advantage of the natural herbal medicines?  Empirical studies on herbs such as Radix Astragalus, Reishi mushroom and Cordyceps have been shown to increase T and B Cells, RBC and WBC counts.  One famous formula I often recommend is the “Jade Windscreen” formula has Astragalus as the primary herb and is my personal favorite to strengthen immunity and prevent colds and...

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Research: Zizyphus Combination Induces Sleep

Posted on May 27, 2011 in Health and Wellness

 Research: Sun Ten Zizyphus Combination Induces Sleep. Suan Zao Ren (sm. zizyphus) has binding affinity for receptors for serotonin, 5-HTP and GABA.

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