Category Archives: Chinese Herbal Medicine
Free Your Nose from Allergy and Sinus Symptoms
Allergy symptoms and sinus problems plague our society with debilitating sinus infections, sinus headaches, which can also be tragically combined with sneezing from pollen or pet allergies. It’s a swirling pool of symptoms that cause suffering for millions of Americans throughout the year complaining about chronic Rhinitis, itchy eyes, unrelenting sneezing, sinus headache and pressure, which for many lead to sinus infections.
An acupuncture treatment start catalysts of helpful naturally occurring chemicals reach significantly higher levels in your body and keeps them going for about thirty plus hours. Now that’s a natural remedy!
A Time-Tested Safe Alternative Have you been disappointed by the quality of life that you’ve experienced since beginning menopause? While this is a natural progression of women’s hormones, the symptoms are described by many of our patients a
There is a growing body of research that is confirming the effectiveness of TCM in treating a wide range of conditions. Regarding digestive issues, published studies indicate that the success of TCM treatments is not just a fluke. A recent study of an herbal remedy involving another common digestive disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), was published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (June, 2004; Issue 24). The study found that 72% of the participants experienced complete relief from their IBS symptoms, while another 18% experienced significant improvement. An earlier study published in the Journal of American Medical Association in November 1998 also supports these findings
This patient is not alone in her search for solutions to allergy symptoms, which have become less seasonal and more year round. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease reports more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergic diseases. Allergies have become the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in our country. People are looking everywhere for relief. Continue reading
Allergic rhinitis is due to an antigen-antibody reaction in the nasal mocosa. If the antigens responsible are only pollen particles, then it is called seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever). If the antigens are dust, house-dust mites’faecal matter, fungal spores and animal dander, it is called perennial allergic rhinitis. As for furry animals such as dogs and cats, the most allergenic substances are protein from their skin, urine and saliva. In perennial rhinitis, the nose becomes more reactive to non-specific stimuli such as cigarette smoke, petrol fumes and perfumes. In Oriental medical theory, these conditions are caused by over reactivity of the immune system due to our body’s deficiencies of Defensive Qi (energy) and classified by the deficiency and reaction to certain allergens Continue reading
Seasonal Allergies range in their effects from mild to debilitating for some people. However, with an Integrative approach combining the best of modern medical research and complementary therapies, allergies can become a thing of the past for many people. For the best and most long lasting effects, seasonal allergies need to be looked at and treated on a year round basis. This means preventative practices, acute treatment during the allergy season and long-term care. When viewed and treated in this manner, allergies can be managed and brought back under control. Continue reading
Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs can help women to regain this essential hormonal balance. Both have proven to be very effective in regulating the duration and amount of flow during ones cycle, as well as decreasing uterine contractions which may lead to pain and decrease ones chances of fertilized egg implantation. The acupuncturists at FirstHealth treat gynecological problems of all types almost daily. Here are some common sense tips for regulating ones menstrual cycles Continue reading
Chinese herbal medicine has been helping women with the symptoms of menopause for thousands of years. This natural process of transitioning from childbearing years to the next stage of a woman’s life is often overshadowed by uncomfortable symptoms including hot flashes, mood swings and fatigue. The Women’s Health Initiative study was terminated after it was found that a popular form of hormone replacement therapy significantly increased risks of breast cancer and coronary heart disease.
We often find ourselves being asked to assist women who are trying to bridge the medical gap between a condition such as a cough or chronic sinusitis and the symptoms of menopause. While the typical medications that are prescribed for the sinuses and lungs do work to dry up those passages, the end result is that the patient begins to suffer from over drying with increased thirst and body heat. Fortunately for us, Oriental Medicine has been contemplating medical quandaries like this for thousands of years and has developed strategies to aid patients through this normal yet stressful time of their lives. After a comprehensive visit, your herbalist will access your condition using both conventional and oriental medical diagnostics and develop a treatment plan, which may utilize Chinese herbal medicine Continue reading