This year I have a fellowship at a hospital in New York City researching Chinese herbal therapies for asthma and allergies.
The other day we were in a meeting discussing an herbal formula’s effect. The study was in mice, focusing on asthma. It showed that the herbs had a long lasting positive effect even 3 months after the animals stopped taking the medication.
Many of the researchers were perplexed. Generally medicine only has an effect while it is still in the body, but these were positive effects for months afterwards.
Why could this be?
Sometimes medications can stay in the body for a long time after they have been taken. In this case we knew it was metabolized.
Rather, the herbs changed the immune response of the cells, correcting them to be healthy once again.
I like to describe this effects has resetting the body. When we are chronically ill, it is often because the normal healthy process has been altered. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help to reset this pathway and bring it back to healthy functioning. This is certainly true with many conditions, like allergies and asthma, headaches and migraines, back pain and shoulder pain, and many others.
Once the problem has been reset, the treatment can have a long lasting effect.
Read More about How Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can reset imbalances in the body
- Acupuncture Stimulates the Body to Heal Itself
- Resetting the Immune System: Allergies, Asthma, and Acupuncture
- Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Eczema
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