by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc
I learned a couple of herbal poison ivy remedies in a Kitchen Herbs class I took a few years back. I don't have any feedback as to efficacy, so please add comments with your experiences.
There are two easily accessible Chinese herbs that treat poison ivy. Both are weeds that are ubiquitous in the summer...
Editor's Note: Try these natural poison ivy remedies and please leave feedback as to efficacy.
by Erin Telford
1. Regulate your body’s temperature by eating “cooling” foods".
All year long, I advise my patients against eating salads. For the majority of people, cold, raw foods are the worst thing for digestion. Finally, we have entered the season where salads will benefit rather than potentially harm. In general when you are cooking, you will want to steam or simmer foods as quickly as possible. If you are going to sauté or stir fry, do so quickly and infrequently as this cooking method adds additional heat to your food. Our goal is to create a cooler internal environment to balance the heat from the external environment...
by Ion Doaga
You may be a fan of Swedish massage which is always relaxing, but what if you want something a little deeper to really get to the root of your pain.
You can’t really decide which treatment to go with deep tissue massage, shiatsu or thai massage...
Massage & Bodywork
by Evelyn Theiss
Dr. Roy Buchinsky had a male patient in his 50s with chronic pain in his right ankle and pain in many of his joints. Anti-inflammatories and narcotics had not helped...
Editor's Note: Acupuncture and other natural therapies are becoming more integrated into Western healthcare settings. This article showcases patient testimonials from University Hospitals of using acupuncture for pain relief. I love how many Western physicians value the effectiveness of acupuncture and are referring their patients to receive acupuncture, reiki, massage and more.
by Ziki Dekel, LAc
The law of yin and yang is the natural order of the universe, the foundation of all things, mother of all changes, the root of life and death. Chinese medicine is replete with numbered systems: the three treasures, the five elements, the eight principles, the fifteen types of qi. These multiplicities account for the variety of ways in which psychic and physiological phenomena manifest in the human body and help to define the medical system as a whole...
Editor´s Note: This is an excellent video that combines a personal testimonial with scientific research. A Western MD is curious about Chinese medicine and how acupuncture works. He researches the theory behind this ancient practice, receives acupuncture treatments on his injured knee, undergoes fMRI to demonstrate the effect on the brain, and tests out the results. Watch and see what he thinks!
by Naomi Rabinowitz, MD
For better or for worse, New York is a 24-hour city and anything can be done at any time. Some of us just don't get to bed early enough and have to get up early the next day regardless. Others are so taxed physically, emotionally and spiritually that we have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep or both.
This article will explore sleep issues from both the Western and TCM perspectives and discuss treatments modalities...
Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: A news reporter gets acupuncture for the first time with licensed acupuncturist Kylie Roach. He puts the fear of needles at bay when he discusses the painless and relaxing experience of a typical treatment. Kylie explains how acupuncture helps not only with chronic pain, but with stress, relaxation, and overall health
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