Herbal Medicine

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Constipation

What is Constipation? Constipation has different definitions, and individuals define it based on family and cultural influence and personal experience.  Many people consider constipation if they have any one of: Stools that are difficult to pass Repeated unsatisfying bowel movements Infrequent bowel movements According to the American College of Gastroenterology bowel movements […]

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Where should I go to Acupuncture school?

People have asked over the years “where should I go to acupuncture school?”.  “Should I go to NESA?”.     First off acupuncture is only one branch of Chinese Medicine which encompasses over 2000 of written herbal history and case studies.  In addition to acupuncture and herbs Chinese Medicine includes diet therapy, […]

Yan Hu Suo – 延胡索 Herbal Medicine for Pain

Chinese Medicine is an Evidence Based Medicine.  The Evidence is observation and note taking by practitioners for over 2000 years. It is always interesting to see modern research pick apart pieces of Chinese Medicine to fit into today’s reductionist medicine.   So many medicines of today come from herbal medicine or […]


Chinese Herb Better than Sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis! 1

A little known Chinese herb has been receiving a lot of attention for its benefits for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, inhibiting tumor growth and now for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). In PinYin (the Romanization of Mandarin) it is known as Lei Gong Teng. Its botanical name is Tripterygium Wilfordii . Two thousand […]

Lots of Colds This Winter? Then Check Vitamin D Status

Vitamin D was named the “Vitamin of the year” a couple of years ago by the nutrition journals.  There are new articles coming out every month about the impact this vitamin/hormone and its amazing amount of physiological functions.  There have been several studies that show Vitamin D’s role in modulating […]