Got a cold? Herbs can help

herbal ingredients 1Most people think that Chinese medicine is used only for chronic health problems, but it can be very effective for acute problems, like relieving and preventing colds. In fact, Chinese medicine has been relieving and preventing colds for thousands of years.

Herbs can help relieve your sore throat, coughing, headaches, fatigue, chills and fever. The key is using the right formula at the right stage of your cold. Before taking Chinese herbs, ask your acupuncturist or Chinese medicine doctor which one is right for you.

Gan Mao Ling– Gan Mao Ling translates to the common cold pills. This herbal … Read More

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is experiencing a revitalization as a healthy tonic beverage. While only recently gaining the popular spotlight, kombucha is believed to have first developed in China over 2000 years ago.  From there it spread throughout Asia, and within the last century, to the West.

Some have said that kombucha can help with many types of illnesses, from insomnia, to poor digestion, and even reduce of gray hairs.  So does it do all that?  Let’s start with a little background.

What is kombucha?

Kombucha is a delicious fermented tea beverage. Its taste is both sweet and sour. Known as hóngchájùn (red … Read More

Five Important Ways Acupuncture Helps You Prepare for IVF

Many couples are using acupuncture to improve chances of successful IVF.

Acupuncture is often done during IVF procedures and is also performed on the day of the embryo transfer.

Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Improve IVF Success

1. Improve ovarian function: Part of the IVF process involves stimulating the ovaries to produce more follicles and higher quality eggs, since healthy eggs are the basis for a successful pregnancy. Acupuncture can help increase the number of eggs and the quality of those eggs in the months leading up to the IVF procedures.

2. Lower FSH levels: A high FSH (follicular stimulating … Read More

Remedies to Prevent and Treat Common Cold and Flu

It is getting to the heart of winter and cold season.  Chinese medicine and acupuncture have many remedies for preventing colds and treating colds.  Here are some of my best posts about tricks from the Chinese Medicine Cabinet to prevent colds and flus.
Preventing colds for People with Asthma

Recipes for the Common Cold

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Asthma

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have long been used to treat asthma.  It is especially important during the cold and flu season to keep asthma under control.  For people with asthma, common colds not only cause sinus headaches and cough, it can also lead to wheezing, asthma attacks, and a cycle of colds which is difficult to stop.

In Chinese medicine, a lack of energy, or qi, is the most common imbalance that leads to asthma.  When there is too little qi, people are often very susceptible to getting a cold or flu.

Acupuncture helps to treat asthma by boosting your … Read More

Acupuncture Stimulates the Body to Heal Itself

Health ImageAcupuncture believes in the body’s power to heal itself. As acupuncturists, we remove the imbalances that are keeping you from being healthy.

Acupuncture research is beginning to show how acupuncture stimulates the body’s own power to heal itself. The acupuncture needle does not inject any medicine, nor is it coated. It is simply reminding the body to be healthy again.

The research is still young and we don’t know everything. It is probably a complex series of events which occur in many systems across the body. But we do know that it works to regulate the nervous, endocrine, and the … Read More