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The Best Ways to Reduce Stress with Chinese Medicine

In our modern way of living it can be easy to become overwhelmed.  Too many responsibilities, relationship hardships, and constant exposure to content via technological devices all contribute to higher stress levels.  Stress can have a terrible impact on your body, health, and mind.  High levels of stress can cause all sorts of imbalances in your body.  This mental condition can lower your immune system leaving you vulnerable to infections and diseases.  Chronic stress can also result in elevated cortisol levels which can eventually result in chronic medical conditions such as obesity and other metabolic disorders.   It is incredibly important to take good care of yourself and to start looking for ways to get rid of stress and tension.  In Chinese medicine, many holistic practices are designed to combat...

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Why Herbal Treatments Are a More Sustainable Healthcare Solution

There is no doubt about it.  Modern medicines can do wonders for your body.  Many people today are only alive because of modern medical treatments.  These treatments can save your life if they are applied at the right time and in the right dosage.  But great caution also needs to be taken when using these modern medications.   In our modern-day, it is just too easy to grab a pill for just about any issue we face.  Pain killers are some of the most commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs. These pills offer superb instant relief and we love to take a pill for every pain and ache we endure without really considering just how much chemicals we absorb into our bodies or what the negative side effect...

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Tips to Help You Stay Healthy and On Track during the Festive Season

The festive season is one of the most challenging parts of the year to stay fit and healthy. Lots of businesses close for the holidays and plenty of families love to travel and go on vacation during this time of the year. Tables are overflowing with tasty morsels to eat and just about every store you pass has an abundance of delicious candies and chocolates on display to tempt you. To top it off, this isn’t the easiest season to stick to a workout program - or to get any form of exercise at all. These festivities don’t have to affect your health quite as much. It is important to try to stay healthy despite the festivities, especially if you are already dealing with a chronic...

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How Does Chinese Herbal Medicine Differ From Western Medicine?

Chinese and Western medical therapies and methods both have been developed over a very long time and both of these remedies are supported by the World Health Organization. Chinese medicine is a much older medical therapy that has been developed for over 2000 years. Western medicine isn’t quite as ancient as Chinese medicine although there are various cultures across the globe that did practice an ancient form of western medicine.   While both of these medical therapies are highly effective in treating medical conditions, they do differ quite a lot. Here is a quick look at the main differences between Chinese herbal medicine and Western medications. A Difference in Theory One of the biggest differences in these medical practices is the theory. Western medicine is evidence-based on scientific technology,...

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10 Herbs Used In Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine has been used to help heal for centuries. One of the most common practices in traditional Chinese medicine is the use of herbal products.  Healing herbs are herbs that are used to help improve the body and overcome certain medical conditions.  We mostly associate herbal therapy with Chinese medicine specifically but in truth, these natural remedies are often prescribed by modern medicine. Lots of western medications are manufactured from plant extracts but unlike Chinese medicine, these medications often contain elements that are not quite as healthy for your body. Many years of research went into identifying herbs that offer medical benefits without any negative side effects. Today more than 300 herbs are commonly used in Chinese herbology. TCM experts need to study these herbs in...

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Can Chinese Medicine Help Treat Respiratory Problems?

Respiratory conditions such as Asthma, Hay Fever, Chronic Bronchitis and more can have a huge impact on your quality of life. These conditions place huge restrictions in your comfort and your ability to stay healthy or enjoy sports.  It is incredibly hard to go for a run if hay fever attacks cause you to sneeze and wheeze the moment you step out the front door. It is hard to enjoy life when you are constantly plagued by an asthma attack. And conditions like chronic bronchitis make it very hard for you to work out and stay healthy. These types of conditions don’t just affect your current situation. In the long run, they could have a huge impact on your overall health, on the way you look and feel and on...

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