Healing Chinese Herbs, Part 1

Healing Chinese Herbs, Part 1

julie-garden-2.jpgI am starting a series on Chinese herbs. Why? Because there are healing properties in these herbs that prevent and heal illnesses. And as they are herbs, we can grow many of them ourselves.

To give you a background, Chinese medicine is different than Western Medicine. Western medicine tends to treat only the problem where as Chinese Medicine sees the body as a whole (including emotions etc) and concentrates on prevention. Chinese Medicine says that you can take even conditions that are hereditary and prevent occurrence with a good diet and exercise. It also implements acupuncture and massage to open energy channels in the body and help with overall health and pain relief.

There is much belief that we here in the United States would be healthier if a measure of Chinese Medicine was implemented with Western Medicine. Did you know there are Chinese herbs that can clear up a cold or virus as almost as soon as you get them? And did you know that many who implement said herbs into their routines are able to reduce their medication by a full third? It’s true, and it also saves money.

I’ve rounded up a few Naturopath and Chinese Medicine experts to help with this series and I am looking forward to learning more and sharing it with you.

2 Comments
  • gardenmentor
    Posted at 17:00h, 11 November Reply

    Thanks for sharing this. Not long after I first read your post, I ran across another article discussing how Chinese menus and medicine are threatening wildlife — flora and fauna. It sounds like the plant thing may be getting worked out, but it’s still a bit disturbing. More here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081111/sc_nm/us_china_wildlife_1

    Oh, and I have had great success using some of the Chinese herb treatments in conjunction with acupuncture and other non-western-traditional medicines.

    Thanks!

  • Flora
    Posted at 10:49h, 13 November Reply

    gardenmentor, can you tell us more about your success?

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