Do It Yourself Herbal Supplements: The New Herbal Trend

A Guide to DIY Herbal Supplements plus Recipes 20% of the population uses herbal medicine and herbal supplements 40% of the population use alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture The natural supplement industry has been booming over the last 10 years. Supplement use has grown steadily at 8% since 2013 where it was already a healthy industry. This growth is from several factors, with supplement growth mostly due to increased public demand. The supplement industry is growing thanks to: Increased research of [...]

Herbs for Osteoporosis: Naturally Building Stronger Bones by Increasing Calcium and Vitamin D Absorption

According to the U.S. Center for disease control, osteoporosis “affects approximately 10 million Americans and another 44 million have low bone density”. Osteoporosis means “porous bone” and causes our bones to become weak and prone to breaking as we age and lose bone mass. As we get older, our bodies become less efficient and less able to maintain certain functions, such as the generation of bone tissue. Bone mass decreases as we age at a rate of 10% to [...]

All About Your Bones: How Bones Break Down and How to Build Them Back Up

Bone Health and Healing Your 2 Types of Bone Tissue Breaking a bone can be a painful and traumatic event and the healing process can be long and arduous without ample care and nutrition. Before we talk about what happens inside our bodies when we break a bone we will first discuss the 2 types of bone tissue known as Cortical bone and Cancellous bone that make up our skeletal bones. Cortical Bone Tissue Cortical bone tissue, also known as compact bone, [...]

Tendons and Ligaments: Pulling it all Together

What Are Tendons & Ligaments? What Do They Do? When it comes to the world of connective tissues, bones and muscles get all of the attention. They support and hold the body up, lift weights and perform feats of strength, protect our vital organs from damage, and let us participate in all sorts of other physical activities. However, when it comes to putting the body together Tendons and Ligaments are the tissues that keep us from falling apart. Tendons and Ligaments [...]

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 [...]

Naturally Darkening Your Hair and Removing Grey with Herbs

It seems as long as there has been people with grey hair there has been ways to get rid of the grey. In modern times most people utilize hair dye and chemicals including bleach. Obviously these havn’t been around as long (and some choose to take the route of not using chemicals) instead herbs have been used and believe  it or not it is internal medicine instead of external application that has dominated this game. The most famous, and dated, [...]

Using Herbs for Hair Loss and Keeping a Full Head of Hair

Hair loss is an issue in a wide range of age groups. Although many think that hair loss is just for the elderly, this simply isn’t true. In fact hair loss can affect some even at high school ages where embarrassment can reach at its peak. In Chinese Medicine the hair is connected with the Kidney. Also since the hair is often considered a ‘sprouting of abundance’, if you will, the hair has a strong connection to the Chinese Medicine [...]

Herbs, Food & Lifestyle Tips for Heart Health, Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

Among the top 10 prescribed drugs in the United States 3 of them are heart related, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Not only does 30% of the top prescribed drugs include heart related illnesses, but even the number 1 position. Pharmaceutical drugs are vastly prescribed to help with heart related issues, but they come at a price. The #1 most prescribed drug is Lipitor which is a statin to reduce cholesterol. However, permanent liver and kidney damage can result [...]

Getting and Keeping Regular Health Bowel Movements

Having irregular bowel movements can be a sign of numerous health issues. Getting to the point where one is having regular bowel movements is one of the best forms of feedback one can get in determining that their diet and digestive tract are operating properly and efficiently. The body excretes what it consumes and a lot can be learned from irregularities in bowel movements. Additionally, in Chinese Medicine we often ask many questions about the stool as it is [...]