by Karen Vaughan, LAc, Registered Herbalist (AHG)
Many women respond to single herbs or single formulas in their quest to get pregnant. A strong overnight infusion of red clover, or red clover mixed with nettles and oatstraw has pushed many women over the brink from infertility to fertility. This seems to work best when a little extra nourishment is needed in an otherwise healthy woman...
Editor's Note from Kath Bartlett: Infertility is a complex condition to treat with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) requiring additional, specialized education beyond the general masters degree training in Chinese medicine we receive in acupuncture colleges. Herbal therapy is a must, so a skilled and knowledgeable herbalist must be sought...
by Brigette Mars
Brains will sprout new connections between cells as long as the environment challenges or stimulates. The saying, “Use it or you lose it” applies to brain power as well as other aspects of our lives. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers the brain uses to communicate...
Editor's Note: The brain is dependent on glucose to function properly. There are several exercises to help sharpen your memory: (1) take mental pictures, blinking your eyes as if they are the lenses to a camera taking a snapshot of your environment, (2) group items together, (3) link the new with what you know and (4) learn to relax, stress and anxiety can make it harder to remember.
by Konstantinos Pisios, MD
Many people think that homeopathy is synonymous with herbal Medicine (treatment based on herbs). In this article we will dispel this myth, despite the fact that both treatments have many things in common...
Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Dr. Pisios specializes in internal medicine and homeopathy. He studied medicine at UC Irvine and Athens. He learned homeopathy under the great Greek homeopath, George Vithoulkas. Visit his wonderful website to learn more about him and his on line consultation services.
by Dylan Warren-Davis, MNIMH
Whilst still a student of herbal medicine in London in the late ‘70’s I was invited with my mother, Ann Warren-Davis, FNIMH, who was only one of three herbalists in London at the time, to the pre-opening of my brother’s night club in South Kensington...
Editor's Note from Dylan Warren-Davis: Questioning the conventional scientific view of herbs.
by Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari
Hair loss is one of the most common problems faced by today’s generation who lead such hectic and stressful lives. Hair loss, thinning of hair and balding could be a result of excess of Pitta dosha in the body, which is caused by excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol, fried food, spicy food, oily food, meats and excessive smoking...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a wonderful article by Dr Ram Mani Bhandari wherein he has presented before us detailed insight regarding Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss. The malady of hair loss is undoubtably affecting the masses at large and this article conveys the best possible Ayurvedic solution in the form of using Ayurvedic herbs and home remedies to get rid of the malady. Please read on...
by Dr. Baljot Bharaj
Nowadays one can commonly hear the complaints of backache, lethargy, appetite disturbance, mood swings, pain in abdomen off and on, specially from newbie mothers. On probing, these could be related to post natal period. These complaints fall under Sutika roga or Puerperal disorders...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Here is another informative article by author Dr. Baljot Bharaj. In her article, the doctor throws light on Post natal disorders, their clinical features and the Ayurveda treatment and herbs that can be great help during this vital period of woman's life. Please have a read. Thank you.
by Haunani Chong
I often think the general public thinks we don't actually go to school or that our lives mirror that of a monk in the woods watching things grow, a sanyasa in a cave in India reading through dead languages and standing on our heads, or possibly even a bell-bottomed hippy in a commune growing our own “herbs” and testing these herbs on each other...
by Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
Inflammation is perhaps the most common cause of pain. Inflammatory reactions are major contributors to Alzheimer's disease and to Atherosclerosis, including coronary heart disease. Free radicals and C-Reactive protein are the chief lab tests indicating an inflammatory response. Inflammation may occur because of an infection but also is a reaction to trauma and toxins. Anti-inflammatory drugs are increasingly being touted as useful in treating pain, as well as for preventing Alzheimer's and coronary heart disease...
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