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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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Herbs, Food & Lifestyle for Heart Health, Blood Pressure & Cholesterol [with Video]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Some Vitamins and Their Properties

Vitamins are found naturally in a wide range of organic food produce including the likes of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.  The human body is unfortunately unable to create or manufacture such vitamins on its own.  We therefore must obtain the correct amount of vitamins by following a healthy diet; such a diet plan will work to maintain both a healthy body and lifestyle. In the fast paced world we live in, it is not always an easy task to [...]

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Various Herbs for Cancer Treatment & Management

Ancient China although didn’t know exactly as much as we know now about cancer they certainly understood some signs and symptoms including progressions of some cancers. Treatments back then included herbs and even with the advancements in biomedicine today, herbs are still utilized in the treatment, prevention and to manage the side-effects of cancer. Initially herbs were used solely on a pattern based prescription as they are normally including modern day practitioners. This means that herbs are given specifically to [...]

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Tips for Increasing Lactation and Breastfeeding with Herbs and Diet

As any mother doing research knows, breastfeeding their children is an important and superior feeding method over formula. Formula continues to have lists of recalls, breastfeeding offers immunity to your child prior to them developing their own, breastfeeding has all natural nutrients for brain and body development, breastfeeding is obviously less expensive, near zero chance of allergic reactions or sensitivity to breastmilk opposed to different formulas. Seems easy enough, only problem is many woman are finding it difficult to [...]

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Using Herbs for Faster Post Surgery Healing

Surgery is common not only as a medical emergency, but as an elective surgery in the case of plastic surgery. From a Western stand point surgery causes trauma to the body and then manipulations are made inside the body. Afterwards your body has to deal with removing anesthetics from the body and the trauma made to the body. In the case of many surgeries it is the incisions that need attention, but in the case of cosmetic surgery, [...]

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