Until recently, herbal medicine in Vietnam relied on finding wild medicinal herbs and importing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs from China. The latter added more expense for average Vietnamese, and quality control for Chinese imports has been lacking. Overharvesting wild herbs and medicinal trees has proven to be unsustainable, Continue reading
Proper posture and properly using your body to work against gravity is the foundation upon which everything else related to your health is built
The Gokhale Method addresses the root cause of physical pain, which is typically caused by improper posture. The method teaches you to reclaim your primal posture, which is the way your body was designed to stand, sit, and move
Conventional advice tells you Continue reading
Maternity and gynecology researchers have determined that abdominal massage with essential herbal oils will decrease pain and excessive bleeding in difficult menstruation.
Managing a painful menses with heavy bleeding is a common issue for women – Continue reading
Did You Know…
…that pine pollen can elevate sexual libido, increase fertility, and decrease the symptoms of aging?
Springtime blossoms with color as flowers bloom and leaves brighten to green, but take a closer look and you’ll notice hints of yellow carpeting the ground. These yellow dustings are actually pine pollen that fall from pine branches Continue reading
The market for the powers of ancient Chinese medicine has been growing. Now, more than ever, it seems that people are looking for alternatives to the traditional Western method of treatment involving pharmaceuticals and surgery. To many, it represents a natural, holistic response to an ailing body that has worked for generations. In fact, almost 20% of Americans have reported Continue reading
Next time you are savoring a creamy cup of Indian chai tea, here’s something to ponder: The characteristic spicy flavor is also what makes chai outrageously healthy. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, anise and black tea are super foods in their own right Continue reading
Since colitis is a common and frustrating disease, it’s no surprise that Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed techniques to handle it. The cause of this inflammatory bowel disease is not fully known, but there are established Chinese healing secrets to help you deal with it.
Similar to Crohn’s disease, Continue reading
The cold and flu season is right around the corner so it’s a good idea to get a head start on improving your immunity before it hits. There are plenty of vitamins and supplements that are currently known for possessing immune-enhancing properties. After all, washing your hands frequently and avoiding contaminated surfaces will only carry youso far in preventing infection.
We arrive at the final part of this look at how Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners come to understand what ails you. It is essentially: the interview. The questions and answers are vital to arriving at a diagnosis, a true one, and then treating the underlying cause of the problem.
The interview is extensive, Continue reading
How will a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner discover precisely what is wrong with your health and how to heal it? They use a special brand of diagnosis. In part three of this series, we look at touch and, in particular, what your pulse reveals.
The practitioner will feel and tap certain areas of the body, on the arms, legs, shoulders, and midsection, to figure out what’s happening in a few specific areas: Continue reading
With colder weather starting to roll in and the holidays around the corner, many of us may already be struggling with conflicts about eating carbohydrate-rich comfort foods and sugary holiday treats. The war against refined sugar and its sneaky siblings — simple carbohydrates (such as bread and pasta) — is certainly justified. Of course, we need some carbohydrates for energy, brain function and other processes, but these can be obtained from eating fruits, many vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Continue reading
Qigong, the subject of this series in Doctors Health Press, is a mainstay of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is an amazing performance of slow, simple movements and postures that wind up being so good for you. Qigong combines movement with meditation. There are at least 1,000 types, all involving either a simple routine of calisthenics, or a complex set of exercises intended Continue reading
When Chinese medicine is prescribed correctly, it is seldom harmful. It is quite unlikely to cause side effects. But that is different than believing that, because Chinese medicinals are natural — mostly herbal cures — they are safe. Here is a two-part piece of health advice on the considerations we must all have in order to get the most from herbs and stay safe.
When certain medicine is not prescribed properly, perhaps to someone who should be taking something else, Continue reading
Today, there are scientifically engineered pills to cure a number of sexual ailments from erectile dysfunction to low sex drive. For those who are interested in taking a more natural approach to boosting their fertility, the good news is that certain natural herbs and tonics that–along with a healthy diet–have been known to increase sperm count. Many not only improve the quantity of sperm, they improve the quality of sperm, while boosting overall sexual health. Horny Goat Weed, for example, does just what you’d expect–it increases sperm count and revs up the libido. Continue reading
Here I enter the vault of health secrets within Chinese medicine. Here I pull forth six ways you can distribute oxygen efficiently throughout the body. This is essential in maintaining your health, and avoiding what many people believe is the world’s biggest cause of disease: oxygen deficiency. Continue reading