Xiao Yao San–“Free and Easy Wanderer”

This post is copied from our older, original blog. Original post date 06/17/2013.  By Marcie Bower, Lic.Ac. Xiao Yao San – or, “Free and Easy Wanderer” is probably the most commonly prescribed Chinese Herbal Remedy in the United States. Depending on the patient’s presentation, it can be a useful therapy for a wide variety of … Continue reading Xiao Yao San–“Free and Easy Wanderer”

Acupuncture and Herbs for a Healthy Sex Life

A healthy sex life can be a vital component of feeling happy, healthy, and fulfilled for many adults, but problems with sex can be hard to talk about or find solutions for. Luckily, in many cases, acupuncture and herbal medicine can help.

The Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is the largest endocrine gland in the body. When functioning optimally, this butterfly-shaped gland in the neck secretes just the right amount of thyroid hormone to regulate most metabolic processes in the body. Thyroid hormones control how quickly the body uses energy, the production of proteins, blood calcium levels, and how sensitive the body is to other hormones. Even slight changes in thyroid hormone levels can cause drastic changes to energy, weight, and mental functioning.

Dry Skin

Hopefully we are in the tail end of winter…and warmer, less dry days lie ahead! I know I’m looking forward to spring, and my skin is too! Many, many of us experience dry skin during the winter months (or sometimes all year!) When skin gets really dry, it can be uncomfortable, scaly, itchy, burning, or tender to the touch. Read on for 9 tips/products for naturally healthy skin.

Treating Cold Sores with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are painful blisters that form around the lips and mouth. If you are one of the millions of people who experience cold sores now and again, you’ll be delighted to know that acupuncture and herbs can help to cut the duration of the sores and also lessen the intensity of symptoms. Regular treatment can even prevent the sores from occurring!