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Editor's Note: In this video, Herbalist Nicole Carter demonstrates the recipe of an effective, instant, kids cough syrup using safe herbs that kids love. Try this!

 

Herbalism


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.

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Robert Medhurst

It’s probably pretty obvious to most that complementary medicine (CM) in general attracts a great deal of criticism by advocates of orthodox western medicine. Vitamins are frequently described as agents that do little more than produce expensive urine, herbs are labeled as useless if not outright dangerous. Bach flowers, reflexology and aromatherapy are dismissed as fanciful nonsense...

 

Editor's Note: Despite 200 years of documented success in treating both acute (including the most virulent epidemics) and chronic disease, Homeopathy has always been the object of forces trying to suppress it...

 

Homeopathy


 

See how easy and pain free getting acupuncture is. Weight loss can easily be treated through acupuncture, herbs, and proper nutrition. Obesity has become a serious issue in most Western countries... 

 

Acupuncture/TCM


 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: The unique series of body treatments with herbal oils, pastes and scrubs is what makes Ayurveda one of the most powerful natural medicines known to date. According to Ayurvedic scholar Sushrata, Udvartana is one of a three-part treatment designed to detoxify, reduce fat, strengthen and tone the body. By appling dry herbs in a "scrub" form to the skin through massage, Udvartana stimulates blood and lymphatic stimulation, toxin elimination and absorption of herbal medicine. This video about Udartana by Ayurvedic Practitioner Lisa Belisle describes the process and what to expect from a treatment. Note that Udvartana is often best suited for kapha types and should not typically be used by pittas or vatas because of skin sensitivity. Namaste

 

Ayurveda


by Lisa Belisle

Udvartana is an invigorating procedure done with cleansing grains, dosha or constitution specific herbs and oils, used to scrub and exfoliate the skin. This herbal massage will stimulate the skin, leaving you with radiant, toned skin and cleansed skin...

 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: The unique series of body treatments with herbal oils, pastes and scrubs is what makes Ayurveda one of the most powerful natural medicines known to date. According to Ayurvedic scholar Sushrata, Udvartana is one of a three-part treatment designed to detoxify, reduce fat, strengthen and tone the body. By appling dry herbs in a "scrub" form to the skin through massage, Udvartana stimulates blood and lymphatic stimulation, toxin elimination and absorption of herbal medicine. This outline of Udvartana by Ay practitioner Lisa Belisle describes the process and what to expect from a treatment. Note that Udvartana is often best suited for kapha types and should not typically be used by pittas or vatas because of skin sensitivity. A video by Lisa Belisle on Udartana is also posted in the Ayurveda section of ATH. Namaste

 

Ayurveda


by Sara Calabro

Acupuncturists do more than just poke people with needles. They use non-needling techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and some prescribe herbs...

 

Editor´s Note: Sara posed a great question to acupuncturists around the country: 'What is the one thing you wish your patients did to be healthier?' Read on for the 12 great tips revealed!

 

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Mika Ono, Yuan Wang, & Warren Sheir

Congees (rice porridges) are a staple in East Asia. This congee features perilla seeds (a.k.a. Beefsteak plant seeds or "zi su zi" in Chinese), which are used in traditional Chinese medicine to ease coughs and asthma...

 

Editor’s Note: This rice-based meal is easy to digest and is recommended when a person is feeling sick or experiencing chronic conditions. By adding your herbs, spices, or other foods, you can tailor your congee to fit your specific needs. More articles about food therapy, nutrition, and diet can be found on our Holistic Nutrition page.


Acupuncture/TCM


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