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The Complete Guide to Natural Healing / Posts tagged "traditional chinese medicine"
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Make Your Own Essential Oil Mixture to Help Bruises Heal Faster and Reduce Inflammation

Essential Oils Guide for Bruises & Inflammation Several essential oils can contribute to faster healing and reduced inflammation to make that bruise disappear faster. You can mix essential oils you have on hand that work well to fight bruises. This video offers one solution for a bruising blend of essential oils.   [embed]https://youtu.be/nUYKFeaKPKs[/embed] You will need Your choice of essential oils that work well against inflammation and bleeding. This includes: Lavender oil Tea tree oil Chamomile oil Fennel oil Parsley oil Rosemary oil Geranium oil Directions Combine whichever essential oils you would like to use and massage very lightly into the bruise. You can do this several times a day and see a noticeable difference the next day. By Mandy Mandy Wang is a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor in China. She always love to...

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5 Benefits of Cupping Therapy

By Dr. Josh Axe Relatively unknown to most people living in the West until recently, cupping therapy is an alternative therapeutic method that has been popular in China since around 1000 B.C. Some records show that variations of cupping practices might actually be much older — possibly dating as far back as 3000 B.C. (1) And for good reason. Cupping therapy has a host of health benefits that can often outweigh modern medicine techniques. One of the biggest advantages to trying alternative practices like cupping therapy, acupuncture or massage therapy is that these methods don’t pose the risk for unwanted side effects like pharmacological drugs or surgery do. In fact, there’s really no downside to trying alternative practices like cupping, since studies show they can help boost immune function...

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13 Herbs to Lower Blood Pressure

There are many ways to treat high blood pressure, including lifestyle changes and/or medications. If you are interested in turning to traditional treatments for lowering your blood pressure, you have many options. If you are thinking of trying herbs for medical reasons, whether that means using the whole herb or a supplement, speak to your doctor first. Some herbs, especially in large quantities, may produce undesirable side effects or interfere with other medications.   Basil Basil is a delicious herb that goes well in a variety of foods. It also might help lower your blood pressure. Extract of basil has been shown to lower blood pressure, although only briefly. Adding fresh basil to your diet is easy and it certainly can’t hurt. Keep a small pot of the herb...

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4 Dangerous Supplements that Should Be Avoided

Aconite Preparations made from this herb are used in very small doses in traditional Chinese medicine and the Ayurvedic tradition to treat pain related to conditions including arthritis, cancer, gout, inflammation, migraine headaches, neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica. Aconite comes from monkshood (Aconitum napellus), one of the most poisonous plants known. Studies of compounds from it have found no evidence to support claims for their usefulness as anesthetics or as treatments for circulatory and neurological conditions. Aconite can cause irregular heartbeat, heart failure, and death and even in topical form is dangerous. Country Mallow This herb (Sida cordifolia) contains ephedrine, a potentially dangerous stimulant. For this reason, in 2004, the FDA banned the sale of country mallow as well as ephedra (herb) and all products containing ephedrine. In announcing...

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Natural Remedies for Painful Menstruation and Cramping

Cramp bark's low-growing shrub has thick shiny leaves and, on some species, dark shiny berries. Often used as ornamental shrubbery, the berries also have been eaten as a substitute for cranberries. But the plant isn't all cramp bark and no bite. This beautiful shrub also is valuable as a medicinal tool -- its root, dug in summer or fall, is used as a herbal remedy to treat cramps....