Acupuncture is part of an ancient medical system, traditional chinese medicine. In China, the practice of acupuncture can perhaps be traced as far back as the Stone Age, with the Bian shi, or sharpened stones. Rather than a cure, it is used as only one part of a comprehensive medical system of health maintenance and [...]More
Low back pain is a common complaint, and at least 80% of the general population has back pain at some point in their life. It is also important to keep in mind that most episodes of low back pain resolve within six weeks or less. This is regardless, and in spite of, the multitude of [...]More
During the Middle Ages, English herbalists preferred burdock root over sarsaparilla in treating boils, scurvy, and rheumatism. Native American healers were quite fond of burdock as a medicinal plant. American herbalists have used the roots and seeds as a blood purifier and pain reliever for more than two centuries.
Both the burdock root and leaves are [...]
Coronary artery disease is among the most common cause of death in the United States. There are numerous risk factors for coronary artery disease, including high cholesterol. High cholesterol may be due to a genetic predisposition, or more commonly, due to an acquired condition from obesity, high carbohydrate diet, or diabetes. It is of interest [...]More
Why should you care about apples? Apples are delicious, easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, a natural mouth freshener, and packed with important nutrients for good health.More
On February 1, 2013, Susannah Meadows published an article in the New York Times Magazine entitled “A Boy With a Thorn in His Joints.” The article details her journey of treatment of her son’s illness, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, with both usual medical care, and with alternative treatments, including dietary changes and Chinese herbal medicine. In [...]More