Synergy – The Remedy in the Herbal Supplement

This is the article that defines Dimmak Herbs as a company. Synergy refers to the idea that the sum of the parts adds up to more (or less, in some cases) than the whole. This idea is an important one for herbalism where it is essential to combine different herbs thoughtfully and carefully in order to maximize the benefit a patient will receive. When you combine different herbs, the result can be a great deal more powerful (and sometimes different) [...]

Benefits of Soy Protein

Getting a rising share of attention these days as another choice to get our proteins is soy protein. The way we see diet will be transformed and how this will go about is keeping the health professionals abuzz. So what is causing these entire rave? Read on and get to know the greatness of soy protein. A protein from plants is what soy protein is: Aside from having the trait of being one of the easiest to absorb among the countless [...]

Acupressure- History, Explanation and Usage

The greatest wonder in this cosmos is the human body . Our body is well equipped with the best automatic , delicate but the most powerful machines – Heart and Lungs ( a non-stop pumping set ) ; Eyes – a wonderful camera cum projector system; Ears- an astounding sound system; Stomach – a wonderful chemical laboratory ; Nerves- miles of communication system. Brain- an unparalleled computer with infinite capacity . And the greatest thing about it is unbelievable [...]

Echinacea Letting You Down?

If I were to give up all my Western Herbs and go back to just using Chinese Herbs solely, Echinacea would be the only herb I would be at a loss with. I just can't substitute an herb as effective as Echinacea for its cleansing power. Yet, many people feel that Echinacea doesn't work and others always ask me about Echinacea products that contain no other herbs. Unfortunately this herb may have fallen to commercialism, over hype, and a misunderstanding [...]

When does a Herbal Supplement become a Drug?

Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years. Herbs are grown, harvested and then dried under specific conditions to have the optimum amount of properties available for use. Whole herbs have many advantages for use in herbal remedies. Whole herbs not only contain chemicals that have the healing properties it is used for; but also contains vitamins, minerals, and many other things that act as buffers.  This makes whole herbs by themselves very safe to take with also little [...]

Depression and Chinese Herbal Medicine treatment alternatives

In the United States, it seems as though the number of diagnosed cases of depression seem to be growing exponentially each year, and furthermore, it seems as though anti-depressants are prescribed as a catch-all for many illnesses unrelated to depression, such as fibromyalgia, obesity, PMS, or other off-label uses. Lexapro (escitalopram) is the 5th most commonly prescribed drug in the U.S. This drug belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), and as the name suggests, these drugs inhibit neuronal [...]

Diabetes Treatment with Chinese Medicine and Herbs

Diabetes is often referred to as Xiao Ke Disease(wasting and thirsting), by Chinese Medicine practitioners. Xiao Ke suggests thirst, hunger, and frequent urination, as well as muscle wasting. While there is some overlap between Xiao Ke and diabetes, the two terms are not interchangeable with one another. Xiao Ke is most similar to Type I diabetes, but Type II diabetes is more typically a disease of diet and lifestyle overindulgence, and the patients do not usually experience the “wasting” and muscle atrophy. Treatment for diabetes [...]

Is Fermented Cold Liver Oil (FCLO) a healthier alternative to fish oil supplements?

Everyone and their mother has heard about the benefits of fish oil supplements; omega-3 fatty acids are important to decrease inflammation among other things, and DHA/EPA are essential during pregnancy for brain development in the fetus. But, new studies are showing that isolated polyunsaturated fatty acid/omega-3 rich fish oil, may not be the best form to take this supplement.   Fermented cod-liver oil (FCLO) is whole-food alternative to fish oil supplements. It is a cold-processed oil that is made from the [...]

Naturally Clear Skin and Herbal Skin Detoxification

The skin, as many of us know, is the largest organ of the body, and yet it often is overlooked when considering detoxification.  Irritation, redness, itchiness, rashes and dryness are just some of the problems that may arise in the skin indicating that there may be a problem on the interior of the body. But attacking the problem from the interior is not the only solution; addressing the exterior of the body, and providing another route for toxins to [...]

How To Naturally Detox and Cleanse with Diet Exercise and Herbs

Detoxification involves diet or lifestyle changes that reduce the intake of toxins, while improving the elimination of them at the same time. The fundamental idea behind detoxification is to give your body some much needed rest and the time needed to eliminate the toxins that have built up over time. Some signs that you could benefit from a detox course include difficulty losing weight, skin problems, mental sluggishness, fatigue, or digestive issues. Toxins accumulate in the bloodstream from diet, stress, [...]