Vaporizers used as a delivery method for herbal remedies, have been studied and shown to greatly decrease harmful toxins that are released when smoking medicinal herbs. Vaporizers heat the herbs to a temperature just below combustion, avoiding the inhalation of smoke containing toxins, including carbon dioxide...
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by Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH
and Garren M. Brannon, RD, LDN
This article describes how food and herbs can be used intentionally to help your body adjust to the season changes with greater ease. When the weather outside starts showing signs of winter, we also feel those signals in our bodies. Our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves are tuned to these rhythmic cycles of the natural world...
Editor's Note: Dr. Maryam Mahanian takes us on a trip through a traditional chinese medicine store and explains some of the most commonly used medicinal herbs.
Editor's Note: In this interesting video, Dr Maryam Mahanian discussion single Chinese herbs and their various uses. The video was shot in a traditional Chinese herb shop (The Sunny Day Herb Shop) in Vancouver, Canada.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: One of the things that makes Ayurveda so special is the ability to make food to balance our doshic constitutions. Spices and herbs along with dense and light foods all serve a purpose to keep vata, pitta and kapha in check. This lovely video demonstrates a tridoshic ayurvedic recipe for dal to keep all three energies happy. Enjoy!
by Conni Kunzler
Ayurveda translates as “science of life.” A holistic medical system, Ayurveda is a science of self healing with the goal to relieve diseases of body and mind, restoring wholeness...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Another nice article by author Conni Kunzler, wherein she describes Ayurveda remedies or tools for health and wellbeing. The author tells us that Ayurveda translates as “science of life.” A holistic medical system, Ayurveda is a science of self healing with the goal to relieve diseases of body and mind, restoring wholeness. It encompasses healing methods that include diet, herbs, exercise and life-style changes, pranayama (breathing) and meditation, yoga asanas, etc. Please have a read. Namaste.
by Cathy Margolin
Millions of kilos of this herb are sold throughout Asia every year, yet most Americans have never heard of it. It is Astragalus Membranaceous, also know as Huang Qi, and it’s one of the greatest immune boosting, fatigue fighting herbs in the world...
Editor's Note: Here's a nice introduction to Huang Qi, Astragalus, a qi tonic and immune boosting herb in Chinese herbology, commonly used world wide.
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!
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