Turning to Natural Herbal and Health Remedies

The use of herbs as alternative therapies is not new. Natural herbal remedies are attracting many traditional medical practitioners as they recognize the ability of thousands of known herbs to treat and prevent various human ailments, as well as properties that can enhance mental health, physical appearance, and overall health.[DFR::456367404-6374-ss|align_right_1]

For instance Indian herbal medicine (Ayurvedic), Chinese herbal medicine (TCM), and western herbal medicine have created many uses for plants either on its own or in compounds to prevent and treat certain conditions and illnesses.

[DFR:: Title Clickthroughs Views Price Categories Actions hairmax-md-for-women-female-hair-loss-product-4436|align_left_1]A natural remedy can be used in the form of tea, to complex preparations of herbal compounds for clinical and medical purposes among natural doctors and natural health experts. These formulas come in many forms such as capsules, pills, ointments, and gels.

Some of the common herbs in our homes are popular natural health remedies. Here are a few of them:

* Garlic – natural antibiotic and helps reduce cholesterol

* Cinnamon – lowers blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides

* Ginger – prevents motion sickness and lowers risk of blood clots. Expels intestinal gas. Good for colds too.

* Chamomile Tea – calms nerves and help relieve digestive problems. Aids with those suffering from sleeping problems.

* Peppermint – Treats many digestion and gastrointestinal problems. Makes a great tea to treat coughs too.

[DFR::veinulux-improves-the-look-of-spider-and-vari-4473|align_right_1]Some of these common herbs may be mixed with other proven natural products to achieve a particular result. According to a friend in the Outer Banks homesproject, she used to make a cough syrup from raw onions and honey. Steep the chopped onions in a couple of tablespoons of honey and sip one teaspoon every few hours to relief coughs.

Conventional medicine has been useful for diagnosis, emergencies, trauma and surgery, but often does not treat the root of the disease. The ever growing cost of medicine is causing many people to try to turn to natural health remedies and alternative therapies which should come with the advice of a qualified natural doctor or naturopath. [DFR::453428254-6374-ss|align_left_1]

Natural health remedies are now available for use by adults, children, and pets to treat countless conditions from ADD to Arthritis, acne skin, varicose veins, thyroid treatment, eczema, anxiety attacks, constipation, wart removal and genital warts, urinary tract infection and an unlimited number of other health disorders. It’s never too late to Shop Natural for optimal health.

goji berries

One of the common ingredients used in Chinese cuisine is the little red berry known as wolfberry or goji. For a long time I always wonder why goji berries are used in herbal soups and chinese foods, not til now have I realized that these berries have preventive and healing properties.

Like all natural healing foods, you need to be a believer to embrace the findings and evidences. Goji berries are known to strengthen the immune system, helps in hypertension and diabetes, improve metabolism, slows down aging, support eye and heart health, increased energy, eliminate menopause symptoms, relieves stress and depression and help weight loss.
While most Chinese still cook it before consumption or boil it in soups and desserts, the latest trend is to consume dried goji berries as a snack. Consuming Goji Berry Juice is also popular among alternative health advocates as more health claims are being made known. When buying goji berries or goji berry juice, try to buy organic ones and those not treated with chemicals and pesticides. Always purchase your health products from a reliable and trusted health store.

Acupuncture and Fire Cupping

I’ve been in pain the past few days. I had no idea what exactly caused it but for the 1st time, I had so much trouble with my left back. It became so bad that I couldn’t even lie flat on my back!

For a moment, I was going to seek a chiropractor, then a neurologist. I thought there was some bone adjustments needed or there may be something wrong with my nervous system.

Then I got a word of wisdom from my good friend, Tracy to seek help from this doctor who specialises in acupuncture.

In case you don’t know what ‘Acupuncture’ is. Here is the definition found in Wikipedia:

Acupuncture (from Lat. acus, “needle” (noun), and pungere, “prick” (verb)) or in Standard Mandarin, zhÄ“n jiÇ” (針灸, needle therapy) is a technique of inserting and manipulating needles into “acupuncture points” on the body. According to acupunctural teachings this will restore health and well-being, and is particularly good at treating pain. For more information on Acupuncture, click right here.

Well, I can’t recall undergoing this sort of treatment before but this doctor by the name of Dr Yuan is one experienced Chinese lady, hailed all the way from Beijing. She checked and ‘fixed’ me up within an hour with those fine needles and glass cups (which looks like glass jars!). I felt a quick relief right away!

This is another TCM treatment known as ‘cupping’. Wikipedia defines it as:

“Fire cupping (拔罐) is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the patient’s skin. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) it involves placing glass, plastic, or bamboo cups on the skin with a vacuum. The therapy is used to relieve what is called “stagnation” in TCM terms, and is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Cupping is also used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and other musculoskeletal pain. Its advocates claim it has other applications as well. To read more about this interesting treatment, click here.

Ok… I felt like I was ‘sucked’ by vacuum cups all over my back and legs and shoulders. Not a nice feeling but I know it’s beneficial to drawing out ‘wind’ and toxins from my body. It was scary when I see the lit candle so I would pretend it wasn’t there!

Well, Dr Yuan wasn’t too pleased with my hectic lifestyle and late nights. This was a painful but comforting visit cos I knew I was on the road of recovery when I stepped out of that door.

Ok… I was supposed to be asleep an hour ago – Dr Yuan’s advice!