All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Medicine’

  • Medicinal Herbs: Grow Your Own Medicine! Noreen’s Kitchen

    Greetings! Here I show you some of the medicinal herbs that I plan on putting into the garden this year. I have two boxes in the garden that are in a far corner and in rather shady spots. They don’t serve me well for some veggies so I thought I would go ahead and plant some herbs. The herbs that I have chosen are mostly for medicinal purposes. I plan to make tinctures, teas and use them dried. I will go into them more in another video. *****DISCLAIMER****** Never consume any herb unless you have researched it and know exactly what the implications are. Never use medicinal herbs or plants until you educate yourself on their uses and medicinal properties. The same is true for local wild edibles. Never eat any wild plant unless you have educated yourself or consulted a local expert. I hope you are encouraged to get yourself some medicinal herbs and bone up on your plant knowledge! I get all of my herb seeds from Baker Creek Seeds. They can be found at: I use Herbs 2000 as one of my sources for herb info. They can be found here Happy planting!
    Video Rating: 4 / 5

  • Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine : Chinese Herbs that Regulate Chi

    Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine : Chinese Herbs that Regulate Chi

    Types of Chinese herbs used to regulate your Chi;learn this and more in this free online alternative health video series focusing specifically on traditional Chinese medicine. Expert: Sarah and Sig Hauer Bio: Sarah and Sig Hauer recently returned to the southwest after selling their practice in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. They were voted Best Acupuncture Physicians by their community in 2002 and 2003. Filmmaker: Danniel Fishler
    Video Rating: 3 / 5

  • Chinese Herbs – Alternative Medicine

    for more info, visit this site: JANE DEMIAN, L.Ac., MA, RN (Acupuncturist/Herbalist) An herbalist uses formulas comprised of substances such as plants, seeds, fruit, roots, shells, and stones which have energetic properties that resonate with different organs of the body. These ingredients are prescribed to the patient either in pill or powder form after reviewing the patients history, physical examination including checking and reading of the patients pulse, their tongue, abdominal assessment, palpation of meridians, skin color, eye color and assessment of their emotional status. Once the diagnosis is complete, a formula is created which is designed to treat specific organs as well as harmonize and balance the Qi (life energy) of the body. Jade Pearl Chinese Medical Arts

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Cure for What Ails You

    Dr. Maryam Mahanian takes us on a trip through a traditional chinese medicine store and explains some of the most commonly used medicinal herbs. Check out all of our videos at
    Video Rating: 5 / 5 Chinese Herbs For Acne
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  • Acupuncture And Herbal Medicine Are Recognised And Regulated

    In 2001 the results of the recent and long awaited report by The House of Lords Science and Technology Sub-Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) were announced. Complementary and Alternative medicine has now been organised into three groups. Each group will qualify for Statutory State Registration in turn. “The most organised professions” comprise the first group and include acupuncture and herbal medicine. Acupuncture and herbal medicine will soon be State Registered therapies. With this will follow protection of title, acceptance within the medical profession as a whole, more access for patients to CAM therapies and more funding for research. This level of recognition, organisation and regulation will increase the contribution that acupuncture and herbal medicine can make to the health of the nation.

    Did you know that:
    • We spend an estimated £1.6 billion each year on complementary therapies
    • About 40 per cent of GP practices offer access to some form of non-conventional treatment
    • Acupuncture is increasingly routine in pain clinics
    • More than 90 per cent of hospices offer soothing therapies such as massage and aromatherapy
    • NHS cancer patients at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals can receive a wide choice of treatments from the complementary therapies team — reflexology, aromatherapy, massage therapy, relaxation training and art therapy
    • There are now 40,000 alternative practitioners in the UK

    Chinese Herbal Medicine proved useful for IBS, Eczema and Malaria

    • Major orthodox studies involving Chinese herbal medicine in a randomised clinical controlled trial published in 1988 showed Chinese herbal treatment effective in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Doctors at Great Ormond Street, The Royal Free and Middlesex Hospitals in London, used Chinese herbal treatment in the treatment of eczema (Lancet, Vol. 340, July 4, 1992). It was concluded that Chinese herbal treatment “affords substantial clinical benefit in patients whose atopic dermatitis had been unresponsive to conventional therapy.”
    • Traditional Chinese medicine has also given us Artemisia annua, the source of one of the most effective modern treatments for malaria

    Acupuncture affective in the treatment of Depression

    Patients in Arizona, USA who suffered mild bouts of depression tried 12 weekly sessions of acupuncture with good result. The clinical trial was so effective it has been enlarged to include men and women. Acupuncture was found effective on its own, and also enhanced the medication and psychotherapy already used by some patients.

    Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine as part of Daily Life

    In ancient times acupuncture and herbal medicine was used in the Orient to prevent disease, not just to cure it. In the modern times we tend to ignore disease prevention and instead expect a quick and permanent cure when we have a complaint. This is something that no form of medicine can guarantee. However, for over 2,000 years acupuncture and herbal medicine has successfully reduced pain, treated stubborn conditions, supported the recovery process and worked well to maintain good health.

    I sometimes hear my patients say that they had one or two acupuncture treatments for pain at their GP surgery and that they felt better for it – but that the acupuncture “didn’t work” because the pain came back. Since many chronic conditions can resurface it makes sense to discover what we can do in our daily lives to prevent a relapse. You may have had a course of herbs or acupuncture and were surprised or disappointed to find that your complaint came back. Did you consider other factors:
    • Insufficient recovery period allowed
    • Change in season or extreme seasonal/environmental changes
    • Sudden change in diet
    • Excess intake of alcohol, hot, spicy foods or cold, raw foods
    • Extreme emotional upset
    • Increased mental stress or physical strain
    • The ageing process
    • More treatment was needed

    Our first line of defence is a change in lifestyle that includes adequate rest, reducing stress, good nutrition and exercise. Many of my patients take herbs on a daily basis to build up the immune system, keep the digestion strong, control pain and to regulate the hormones. A short or long course of acupuncture and herbal treatment may be needed for stubborn complaints, colds and flu, or when serious illness occurs.

    My clinic days at 103-105 Harley Street are Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday. If you would like to make an appointment or discuss Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, your personal health issues or those of other family members, please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 020 7487 4568.

    With best wishes

    Alan Treharne

    Written by AlanTreharne

  • Secular explanation for “natural/alternative medicine”?

    Question by Testa Blau: Secular explanation for “natural/alternative medicine”?
    I’m an agnostic/atheist but I’m in favor of alternative medicine. I prefer it over conventional medicine. Some people think it’s weird. Some Christians have told me: “Well, since you are in favor of natural medicine, you must believe in God because you recognize that God created everything with a purpose and that includes plants and herbs to heal us.” I was like “WTF”? I tell them that we evolved together with plants in such form that the plants have the ability to fix what ails us. I really don’t know what to say. What would you say?
    I understand the placebo effect. From experience, though, I can tell you that there are plants and herbs which heal.
    I’m not talking about spiritual healers. Never even mentioned spiritual healers
    and the only medicine which will receive extensive peer-reviewed research is the one that can make pharmaceutical companies a profit. tell me how I am wrong about both medicine and religion?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Gazoo for Prezident
    Some of it is a real effect of a drug that science hasn’t looked at yet. But mostly it’s just the Placebo Effect….or BS

    Added: If you understand it, then you realize the only way to know is to do an experiment that controls for it. Those almost never show any real effect. The drug companies would do them if they thought there was a good shot. But most of the time, there isn’t.

    Add your own answer in the comments!

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