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!
by Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG)
I work full time as a teacher, parent twin toddlers and my elderly father has just moved in with us. I drink a lot of coffee, but I feel tired all the time. I am concerned that I might be more susceptible to getting sick. Do you have any herbs that can give me more energy and keep me healthy?...
Editor´s Note: Herbs have many benefits to the body after they are consumed. The main function of an adaptogen is to normalize or to correct what is wrong within the body so that it can work as it should.
Editor's Note: Rickvanman explains the basic principles and procedure of preparing an infused oil with herbs and also states the difference between Essential Oils and Infused oils. He makes it easy.
by Marion Mackonochie,
As an herbalist, I normally administer herbs as alcoholic tinctures or teas. In some situations, such as when the person taking the herbs needs lots of hydration or the relaxing effect of a hot drink, a tea is more appropriate...
by Jackie Rive
Is your dog itchy? Suffering from itchy skin and constantly scratching. Natural Remedies could be the answer. Natural remedies and herbal treatments can offer a gentle, non invasive solution to this problematic condition...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: 60-80% of most conditions seen by veterinarians deals with skin. Itchy, flaky, dry, shedding skin. Which one affects your dog?
Animals & Pets
by Dr. Brian Casteels
Have you ever had a sore back, or a soft tissue injury? Whether it be acute or chronic, it can negatively affect your life and you may still be suffering. A focused approach, based on a proper assessment will have the best results and can help to rebalance your system. A combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture can be very effective tools in relieving your pain...
Editor´s Note: This article explains how and why acupuncture and herbal medicine are used to treat pain. Whether it is decreasing muscle soreness and inflammation, improving healing time, or helping regenerate damaged tissue, acupuncture and herbs are safe and effective modality for any pain condition.
by Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of healing. In fact, herbs are often called the "people's medicine" because they offer a convenient and affordable source of medicine, and in some parts of the world, may be the only medicines available to people. With the growing use of and interest in natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals, there is a consequent need for healthcare consumers to have more information about the healthcare practitioner who specializes solely in the medicinal use of herbs...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Inflammation in the skin is challenging to treat, especially when our environment is hot or irritating. Ayurveda offers several herbs that can help reduce heat in the skin. Herbalist James Bae from Veria Living Ayurvedic TV presents 3 simple, Ayurvedic treatments for inflammed skin. As always, consult an Ayurvedic Practitioner for details regarding herbal remedies. Namaste
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