Tag Archives: 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.

New evidence points to intestinal “leaky-ness” as root of many illnesses including mental health problems and allergies

New research in the field of gastroenterology is showing that there is a close relationship between the function of the brain and the gastrointestinal physiology including the nerves that control the gut. When the brain does not send proper signals to the gut, the gut can develop many disorders, including larger than normal spaces between … Continue reading New evidence points to intestinal “leaky-ness” as root of many illnesses including mental health problems and allergies