Acupuncture used as alternative treatment for pets by Davis vet
Triton, a shepherd mix, falls asleep and drools on the floor while he gets electro-acupunture treatments from Veterinarian Jennifer Remensperger. Triton was abandoned at the shelter for having a malformed arm, which has since been amputated. (Courtesy). Read more on Daily Democrat
Asking about Alternative Medicine
(dailyRx News) An estimated 30 percent of Americans take care of their health using something other than Western medicine. This alternative care includes taking vitamins and supplements to receiving massage and acupuncture. A recent study found that a … Read more on dailyRx
Transcription to follow: I’m Melanie Dreher; I’m dean of nursing at Rush University Medical Center. I’m a nurse and I’m an anthropologist. I think the medicinal properties of cannabis are just beginning to be explored systematically. But cannabis has existed as medicine for centuries. My first exposure to cannabis as medicine was working in Jamaica. And where it is known as the king of herbs. One of the consistent ingredients in most of the preparations they gave to their patients was cannabis. And subsequent to that, my major professor at Columbia University was funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, to do a regular study of Cannabis in Jamaica, marijuana in Jamaica. Mainly in response to all the research that was going on looking at the immediate effects of marijuana, this is in the late ’60s early ’70s. And people were concerned about the acute effects, what happens when you smoke. Does it affect your driving, your thinking, your coordination or whatever? And no one had really looked at what happens to people when they smoke consistently every day for a long period of time, what was the health impact of that. So he was funded to do that, I was a graduate student, and he said “you had such a great summer in Jamaica last year working on this other project would you come and be the main ethnographer for this part of the project”. I’ve been involved in several projects, that project which was perhaps the most famous project coming out of Jamaica, is a study of … Video Rating: 4 / 5
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There are different spices used in herbal teas. The most common spices are cinnamon, ginger, chamomile, peppermint and marjoram. Chamomile is used in tea for people with sensitive skin. Peppermint is a spice used to aid in the digestive process. Every spice has a health related use. For years, herbal teas and spices have been an alternative way to heal many different health problems. Although the teas are not mean to be a cure for health problems, people continue to drink the herbal teas with spices and have seen positive results with their health related problems.
Most of the spices used have some soothing, relaxing or calming affect, but the FDA says that herbal teas and spices are not studied enough to say if they are good for you or not. People use teas for a relaxant. Depending on the spice and herb used, the tea can induce sleep. A different herb and spice can help sooth stomach upset. There are different teas for different solutions to health related issues. Marjoram has been used in herbal teas and is said to lower blood pressure and help with respiratory problems. The spice is also effective for relieving headaches. Ginger is good for avoiding motion sickness and adds a sweet taste to the tea.
Sage Tea is very easy to make and make a nice tasting tea. You would use sage leaves, sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice and boiling water. You simmer the water, then add the ingredients, and simmer for thirty minutes, then strain. The tea is for someone that likes green teas. A summer tea would be Damiana Tea. It has chamomile, damiana leaves, lemongrass, spearmint leaves, jasmine flowers and a orange peel. This tea is soothing and relaxes the body. This tea only takes fifteen minutes to make.
You can make your own teas with different herbs and spices. You do have to be careful not to mix the wrong ingredients when making homemade tea. Tea is used for different purposes, but it when spices are added it also adds flavor to the drink. The spices can be home grown or brought from a store. You do want to use a quality spice. If the recipe calls for leaves, that is what you need to use and not the ground spice. The leaves will need to boil so that they release the flavor, where as the ground spice will not do this and the tea will not taste right.
Question by Because: Has anyone used frozen herbs?
I was in the grocery store & saw what I am hoping is a marvelous little invention- “fresh frozen diced herbs”. They are by “White Toque” and come in a little shaker box. I purchased the shallots, chives & basil. It says to use the same amount as fresh herbs. I freeze just about everything, but I have to confess that this idea never occurred to me. Before I make my favorite dishes, does anyone have any experience with these? Many thanks!
I’m not so much concerned about flavor as I am about texture. Will it matter in things that are not cooked?
Answer by Lea S yes, i think that its just a great idea, i mean who thought? easy fast herbs in a little container. It works just great with recipes. I prefer to use fresh herbs, but really when your in rush these work really well.