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 can be a great therapy for numerous women’s health issues. Here are the most common women’s health conditions that we treat with acupuncture and herbal medicine in our clinic.
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 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.
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.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is all about relationships. There are 7 kinds of relationships in Chinese Herbology – these describe ways that 2 herbs can interact with each other in a formula.
Most patients and even some practitioners tend to think of Chinese Herbal Medicine for treatment of internal disorders, such as chronic digestive issues, infertility, and respiratory issues. While it is true that CHM is an integral part of effective Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for such disorders, CHM can play a vital role in treatment of pain, as well.
There are, of course, many many Chinese herbs that you have probably never heard of – plant, mineral, and animal products that exert a therapeutic action in the body. However, there are many herbs that appear in your everyday life, whether you know it or not! Read on for some information about the therapeutic actions of these common herbs, and perhaps then Chinese Herbal Medicine won’t seem quite so distant from what you already know and understand.
Turmeric has also been used medicinally in Indian and Chinese Medical systems for thousands of years, prompting recent scientific research into its health benefits.
Goji berries, called Gou Qi Zi in pinyin, are a very powerful herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and also a superfood that is easy to incorporate into your diet at home!