by Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH
and Garren M. Brannon, RD, LDN
Food and herbs can help you adjust to autumn, often one of the most challenging seasons for many people to weather without allergies, colds, and respiratory issues. Our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves are tuned to the rhythmic cycles occurring in the natural world. Understanding how autumn affects us can help us adjust to this season with fewer illnesses and a greater sense of vitality and health.
by Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM
Pain is common among all members of family irrespective of their age, job, food habits, race, etc. Here we discuss the causes, prevention and management of muscular pain using the holistic approach of Ayurvedic medicine, herbs, yoga, diet and Ayurvedic therapies...
Editor's Note: Millions of people worldwide suffer from severe joint, muscle and skeletal pain. Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy clearly outlines Ayurveda's view on the origin, management and prevention of pain. Using Ayurvedic purification and key daily lifestyle, diet and exercise tools, one can begin to reduce toxin accumulation, manage and perhaps prevent the onset of bodily pain.
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.
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