Supplements, do the really contain what the label says?

Hello Everyone! How many of you buy over the counter dietary supplements? Whether it be Vitamin D to something called Immune Support, or just a simple multivitamin? I bet all of you! I too, am one of those people. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Lisa. I am one of … Continue reading Supplements, do the really contain what the label says?

What are Chinese Herbs?

What are Chinese Herbs you ask?  Chinese herbalism is one of the major components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), or Oriental medicine (OM).  Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi … Continue reading What are Chinese Herbs?

Cleveland Clinic Serves up Chinese Herbs

The prestigious Cleveland Clinic has opened a Chinese Herb clinic in association with its integrative medicine services. The sources of Chinese herbs have been found to be very good, so the herbs are considered safe. Patients are supervised by a physician and herbs are prescribed according to traditional Chinese standards by a professional Chinese herbalist. American acupuncture schools regularly train clinicians to prescribe Chinese herbal formulas.

Research: Acupuncture and Herbs Successfully Treat Ulcerative Colitis

New research finds a very powerful Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herb effective in resolving ulcerative colitis. The patients examined in the study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology suffered from intractable ulcerative colitis and were unresponsive to conventional drug therapy. After use of the herbal medicine, 6 of the 7 patients in the study were able to completely discontinue the use of anti-inflammatory medications. This included the use of aminosalicylates, corticosteroids and azathioprine. Endoscopy and symptomatic responses showed everything from significant clinical improvements to a complete resolution of the condition.

Research is Positive on Chinese Herbals for Cancer

There’s growing acceptance that herbal medicines could be effective for medical conditions, but the scientific evidence to vault such a treatment into an approved drug is often lacking. As Shirley Wang explains on Lunch Break, researchers are making progress on a cancer treatment based on a common herbal combination in Chinese medicine.