Supplements: do they really contain what the label says?

What is on the label? Do you buy over the counter dietary supplements? Whether it be Vitamin D or 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 … Continue reading Supplements: do they really contain what the label says?

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.