Chinese Incense, Natural Incense Aromatherapy

Chinese IncenseChinese Incense has played an integral part in Chinese life, the importance of  incense culture in China is well documented and even today incense plays an important role in day to day life,  incense is indispensable when preforming rituals, celebrations or ancestor worship,

As well as its uses in rituals incense has evolved over the last 5,000 years to become an important part of Chinese Remedies, with quality natural incense is being used in Chinese Herbal Medicine… as incense aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy Incense used in Chinese medicine is a combination of herbs, rare aromatic woods and resins these are carefully blended together to create an aromatherapy incense that is most often  used to balance your mind and body, the exotic scents  lifting your spirit to a higher level – reducing stress…

This premium incense used in Chinese Medicine is made from a mixture of natural ingredients carefully selected from the same traditional sources Chinese Herbalists have used for centuries, the natural ingredients are chosen for their purity and healing properties.

In ancient times only Emperors and Royalty had access to this premium incense as many ingredients like Frankincense and Myrrh were once valued more highly than gold,  even today Alosewood another  popular ingredient in Chinese Incense and also used  Chinese Herbal Medicines is  highly sought after, because of this popularity Alosewood in all its forms carries a very  high price tag.   If  it is top quality.

Most quality Alosewood originates from Vietnam or Indonesia as well as various other South-East Asian countries, Due to the high cost of Alosewood and the profits to be made, a few countries are attempting to commercially and sustainably grow the varieties of Hardwood Tree that are needed to create Alosewood,  there aim of course is to produce  Alosewood on demand for commercial reasons, but it will also if successful ensure an on-going sustainable supply of Alosewood for Chinese Medicines and Aromatherapy Incense.

Today quality natural Chinese Incense is not common out side of China, but it is becoming quite easy to buy premium  Online Incense once you know what to search for and are familiar with the ingredients that should be in all quality natural Chinese Remedies Incense and of course what ingredients such as artificial scents and colouring  that should not be used in making premium incense.

Chinese Incense Ingredients :

  • Alosewood or Agarwood
  • Sandalwood
  • Frankincense
  • Cloves
  • Musk
  • Benzoin Resin
  • Spikenard

All these ingredients are chemical free and non toxic, combined these ingredients create an exotic naturally scented aromatherapy incense. Chinese Incense of this quality is healthy and safe to use, an incense that will reduce your stress levels as it relaxes and balances both mind and body.

 

What Causes Blood Pressure

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High Blood Pressure Causes :

The Traditional Western  Medical fraternity have many and varied opinions  on what causes blood pressure.

It seems to be quite difficult for doctors to narrow down a single cause or treatment for any one  individual,  so often the conventional treatment of high blood pressure entails several forms of drug treatment.

There are the two main reasons that  drove me to seek out alternative medicines to control my own blood pressure problem.

Once started  these drug treatments are in place for life.

All of these conventional medical treatments for blood pressure come with debilitating side effects.

Natural Remedies To Lower Blood Pressure :

The first step for lowering blood pressure in a holistic manner is to identify  what typically causes blood pressure in the majority of  people.

When you recognize any of these blood pressure causes in your lifestyle you would be wise to make the needed lifestyle adjustments, as well as  put in place natural remedies to lower blood pressure.

The bonus with employing these tried and tested methods of  natural remedies for blood pressure, is that; as well as being a side effect free blood pressure treatment, the lifestyle changes you will implement into your daily routine for lowering blood pressure  will almost certainly improve your general health over all.

With these lifestyle changes both your physical and physiological well being will show a marked improvement.

What Causes High Blood Pressure :

  • Smoking; cut back or give up smoking
  • Diet a high salt or sodium intake;
  • Excessive alcohol; one drink a day is OK, any more then you are most likely doing harm
  • Excess Weight;
  • Sedentary Lifestyle; find an exercise you enjoy, if you enjoy the exercise you are more likely to stick to the necessary routine of  20 minutes or more of exercise per day (a dog is great you have to exercise them, this gets you into the exercise routine)
  • Over working;
  • Stress; Implementing most of the above lifestyle changes will certainly reduce your stress and improve your health
  • Increase in age;
  • Genetics;

While the  cause’s of high blood pressure are varied.

Only the last two of the listed blood pressure causes are unavoidable – increase in age and genetics.

All the other listed causes of blood pressure are under your control and with lifestyle and diet changes it is possible to safely control blood pressure without drugs.

Treatment Of High Blood Pressure :

  • Lifestyle Changes; exercise more, reduce stress, work less,
  • Diet; eat more fruit, nuts, vegetables…(celery)  Eat Less saturated fat, sugar, salt or processed foods
  • Stop Smoking;
  • Reduce Weight;
  • Natural remedies for blood pressure;
  • Food Therapy; as used in Chinese Medicine
  • Garlic; garlic is a natural blood thinner similar to Aspirin,  if you are using prescribed blood thinners use garlic with care and consult your doctor first
  • Fish Oil; an excellent supplement to maintain a healthy Heart
  • Hawthorn; is great for improving circulation, it is possible to find high strength Garlic pills with Hawthorn added, these are ideal
  • Olive Oil; reduces the risk of stroke
  • Apple Cider Vinegar; helps to adjust your bodies PH to alkaline instead of acid… very important for controlling blood pressure and ongoing long term good health
  • Chinese Tea, Both Black or Green Tea are good for your heart and circulation, studies have proven Chinese tea helps to prevent stroke

Control High Blood Pressure :

Natural remedies for blood pressure should  not be viewed as  a quick fix.

You should not begin to use natural remedies then suddenly stop taking your prescribed medicines you are currently taking for high blood pressure.

Under the guidance of your doctor you may be able to gradually reduce and work towards  eliminating all  prescription drugs for blood pressure.

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It will take time  and a moderate level of commitment from you to implement and achieve your goal.

To control high blood pressure by using natural remedies for blood pressure; but the general health improvements will be noticeable quite quickly, depending on the extent of the lifestyle changes needed.

Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure :

The search for safe time tested natural remedies is becoming more popular as we all recognize the need to take responsibility of our own health care.

Over the years many of us, (Including myself)  have become disillusioned by the harsh side effects and washed out feeling we inevitably inherit from taking prescribed pharmaceuticals.

We all look forward to utilizing a safer more holistic approach to  our health and our families health care.

There are many natural remedies to lower blood pressure, some are best sourced as prepared formulas through herbalists; such a qualified  Chinese Herbalist or you can take control of your own blood pressure treatment… 

There are also many herbs and blood pressure remedies you can easily purchase from your health shop or even your local Chinese super market.

Though many of the best natural remedies for blood pressure can be easily implemented by ourselves from products we may have in our home cupboards now, we just need to learn to recognize the benefits of each food group.

And of course you will never find a more powerful natural remedy than diet changes combined with  lifestyle changes… leading to a balanced mind and body which is at the very center of Chinese Medicine and any form of natural health care.

Improving Your Diet Helps To Control Blood Pressure :

Lowering your intake of protein and saturated fats as found in dairy products and red meat is an important step in improving your families overall health as well as the key to lowering your blood pressure naturally.

Replace these foods with healthy alternatives such as fresh fruit and vegetables.

Use low fat milk products or remove dairy from your day to day diet.

Eat smaller portions of meat and include more fresh fish into your diet.

These are all simple sensible  steps which will lead to a healthier lifestyle and  help control blood pressure.

Cut back on foods and drinks with a high sugar content.

Avoid adding salt to your food(unless it is natural sea salt) and reduce the amount of processed foods you eat.

If your normal diet consists of foods that travel to you in a can, wrapped  in plastic or packaged in cardboard it will almost certainly have unhealthy amounts of flavor enhancers, sugar, salt or sodium added.

All these additives should be avoided or their intake reduced to a minimum whenever possible.

Instead to improve your Blood Pressure Readings increase your intake of Blood Pressure Lowering Foods…

Blood Pressure Lowering Foods :

  • Fish Oil;
  • Garlic;
  • Apple Cider Vinegar;
  • Vitamin Supplements;
  • Fruit and Vegetables;
  • Nuts and Grains
  • Poultry;
  • Fish;
  • Chinese Tea;
  • Celery;

As well as adding the above foods and herbs to your daily diet it is equally important that you avoid certain herbs and foods such as the list below as you strive to control  blood pressure.

  • Sodium;
  • Salt;
  • Licorice Herb;
  • Asian Ginseng;
  • Rosemary Essential oil;
  • Food Additives;

Also a helpful tool to control blood pressure is lifestyle changes.

Many of  these simple lifestyle changes are often the hardest of the natural remedies to implement.

But a lifestyle change will  often show the greatest benefit in lowering blood pressure – and reduce your need for debilitating drugs.

What Causes High Blood Pressure

There are many Natural Remedies For Blood Pressure available to you with out the need for employing harsh drugs.

It is a simple matter of taking control and researching the methods that suits you and your lifestyle the best, from this you learn how to lower blood pressure in a holistic manner.

This Knowledge once established puts the power of making  health care decisions back in your hands.

You will require a combination of  Diet, Natural Remedies, Lifestyle Changes to assist in Lowering Blood Pressure to a safe healthy level, also stay in touch with your doctor so they can advise you if needed and monitor your progress.

Chinese Remedies Using Food Therapy

Food Therapy

Healing Foods.

In ancient China, the Chinese people had to take  full responsibility for their own health care using traditional Chinese medicine. There were no laws or regulations dictating that the government was responsible for the nation’s health care for a very long time. In due course, utilizing healing foods gave rise to the development of holistic health practices in the form of food therapy, and these practices were used by citizens belonging to all economic classes.

Food Therapy.

The Chinese have always held a strong reverence for nature and frequently turned to natural resources for disease prevention, natural healing  and pain relief. Food was one particular aspect of nature that the Chinese people came to depend on for their therapeutic practices. In fact, food therapy was not even considered to be a medical art for many years; it served as a core aspect to daily wellness in Chinese living. Since these ancient times, however, food that cures has developed a far more pivotal role in people’s lives both in the West and in China.

Superfoods.

Food therapy using superfoods is not only about eating healthy, it is a form of natural medicine using good nutrition to boost your all your body’s system’s it has a positive effect on your hormonal system, cardiovascular, circularity, digestive and immune system, creating a natural balance that allows your body to heal its self and prevents many diseases from occurring in the first place.

Superfoods List :

10 superfoods easily found in your local supermarket …

1) green tea.

2) brown rice.

3) bananas.

4) salmon.

5) spinach.

6) avocado.

7) spirulina.

8 – turkey.

9) oats.

10) walnuts.

In Chinese medicine today, food is viewed as much more than something we consume to acquire energy. Food cures a variety of mental and physical imbalances in Chinese doctrines. It is only quite recent that the Western world “discovered” the validity of these food therapy practices and began putting them into good effect.

Holistic medicine has been gaining more momentum in the world of Western medicine, especially in the past twenty years. While most people have a basic understanding of what holistic health is, many are completely unaware of food therapy.

Food Cures.

Food therapy, in essence, means just what it sounds like: it integrates the use of healing foods that cure in order to bring about some form of physical relief or healing in the patient that is being administered to.

Some of the most commonly used food sources include herbs, meat proteins and minerals like fossilized bones. The food cures can cure many illnesses ranging from skin conditions like acne and premature aging, mild discomfort from headaches, and menstrual cramps of women, to kidney stones and even cancer. Whatever the source of the problem may be,

Chinese medicine fully adheres to the conviction that food cures what ails you. There are no extreme side effects resulting from the implementation of food therapy, and it works.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is an incredibly fascinating subject, it is based on common sense practical theory and is largely a preventative medicine that has stood the test of time… though  for people in the West Chinese medicine is often cloaked in mystery and mythology and has suffered badly from over hyped claims of its effectiveness

This has on occasion led to unrealistic expectations from people desperate for a cure or quick fix to their own entrenched health problems, we as patients often fail to take into account that Chinese Medicine  is largely a practical holistic form of natural health care that requires time to be effective and to re-establish a balance in your bodies systems,  plus long term active participation by the patient is needed to gain full benefit from each form of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Medicine is not a quick fix, it is a slow but steady process of energy adjustment.

Some of the most commonly recognized areas of traditional Chinese Medicine include… Tui Na Massage, Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture or Cupping (acupuncture dates back to the Shang Dynasty) Aromatherapy Incense and Food Therapy.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

All of these practices tie into a single common model for ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine, and that model is the natural balancing your bodies systems which includes balancing the energies of Yin and Yang so they work in harmony. When your bodies systems are in balance you have a far greater resistance or immunity to disease and illness.  This concept is also known through other names, such as Qigong and taijiquan or the “Five Elements”.

However, all of these terms define the same common law of balanced living.

Traditional Chinese Medicine was only very recently documented into a universal system; this  occurred just 70 years ago under the direct jurisdiction of the People’s Republic of China.

Ancient Chinese Medicine

This form of ancient Chinese medicine provides a name and purpose for every organ of the human body, as well as channels or meridians  along which the energies flow and nourish our internal organs, when this flow of energy is disrupted or blocked we become tired and sick. Every aspect to traditional Chinese medicine is centered upon the balance of these energies in the body and how to retain them or re-establish them when balance is lost. It is said that imbalance of either the Yin or Yang energies are revealed directly through the type of  illnesses in the body and how it is affecting specific organs

Curing these illnesses is accomplished by way of thorough assessment and diagnosis by a certified practitioner. This process involves the practitioner and patient discussing all perceived health issues. Once the practitioner has pinpointed the source of an individual’s problem (which can be anything like acne, a minor headache, cancer or even mental disorder), then the patient can move forward to the process of treating their condition.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

In China, traditional medicine has been in practice for thousands of years. In fact, the Chinese consider it to be more than just offering a cure for illness. Ancient Chinese medicine is regarded as a way of life, a form of balanced healthy living.

Traditional Chinese medicine offers its own holistic solutions in all areas of life, including aspects to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. At its core, traditional Chinese medicine is made up of various cultural and philosophical beliefs that mostly abstain from scientific measure or models.

In some cases this has lead to credibility problems among western doctors who due to their upbringing and training expect every treatment to be scientifically proven and measured in an explainable way. they make no allowances for the fact it s not always possible or necessary to measure every result… if the positive results have been proven over time…

On a recent trip to China I consulted with a Chinese Doctor regarding a recurring neck problem, after showing me what I had to do to improve and eventually cure the problem … His parting words of wisdom were ” there are three simple key ingredients for good health”

  1. Good Sleep, sleep on your side with the lower leg straight and upper leg pulled up towards your chest, this ensures your spin is supported and allows your muscles to totally relax as you sleep.
  2. Good Diet, a low protein diet is best.
  3. Exercise, Tai Chi or Yoga they both improve posture plus  muscle and breath fitness

Sounds so simple and realistic it is almost certain to work… Putting sound advice like his into practice in the busy world we live in is often is our number one handicap to maintaining good health!

So instead of taking responsibly for our own decisions and health care many of us  go in search of unrealistic  quick fixes in the form of pharmaceuticals, which often create more problems, It should be noted that Chinese medicine takes time to work and for some it entails a dramatic change of lifestyle and diet, but once in place Chinese medicine is a reliable and well researched form preventative health care.

Pu-erh Chinese Tea A Herbal Tonic

Pu-erh Chinese TeaPu erh Tea :

In Yunnan Provence the ancient wild tea trees yielding Pu erh tea have been farmed for over 2,000 years,  this amazing heritage  of  tea production reflects centuries of  Chinese tea tradition not just in Yunnan but within  China as a country.

Pu erh tea is one of the more famous medicinal Chinese teas.

Named after the Provence of  Pu’er,  acknowledged as the home of  Pu erh Tea. Blessed with a mild climate, rich productive soil  – Yunnan is perfect for growing quality Chinese teas.

Pu erh tea is known as Yunnan Large Leaf  Tea, there are 199 species registered in Yunnan. Pu erh tea is often supplied as young loose leaf tea or compressed into bricks. (known as Tuocha Tea)

Traditionally these tea bricks were traded for the small but rugged  Tibetan horses, this trade was facilitated  via  the  Tea Horse Road in ancient times this was a long arduous, potentially  fatal journey for hardy Tea porters.

Following the snow bound trails, trudging slowly along the 14,000 miles of dangerous mountain trails  from China to Tibet the risk from the environment and hijacking a constant concern.

Pu erh Chinese Tea As A Herbal Tonic :

  • A natural alternative to weight loss drugs.
  • Proven to aid the removal of alcohol from your system.
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Aids digestion – counters the effects of fatty foods.
  • Can prevent dysentery.
  • Promotes a healthy spleen.
  • A popular herbal tonic rich in history and tastes great too
  • Reduces blood pressure and the incidence of stroke

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Quality Pu erh Tea :

Like many fine wines the better quality Pu erh tea is often aged in controlled conditions to improve its flavor and character.

Even average quality Pu erh Chinese tea can be aged for 10 years or more – the lesser grades are consumed straight away.

Some of the finest Pu erh tea available today is around 20 years or older,  When stored well you can comfortably keep it  for  50 years or more its qualities and selling price increasing with each year it age’s further.

Purist  Tea drinkers feel  when it comes to aging Pu erh -  “The Longer The Better”

Pu erh Chinese Tea  As An Investment :

Authentic aged Pu erh teas are avidly sought after by collectors and investors world wide, both because of it’s uniqueness and the large profits to be made in trading quality Pu erh.

Care must be taken when buying expensive aged  Pu erh  tea to ensure against fake claims of age and origin, the surest way to authenticate a quality Pu erh is to have a reliable Tea Master taste it,

The finest quality Pu erh teas are hand picked from large wild tea trees – often these tea trees are hundreds of years old. Authentic organically grown  hand picked teas sell for several thousand  dollars per oz, once the tea is aged.

How To Store Pu erh Tea :

  • Store away from strong odors – Pu erh tea will absorb surrounding odors ruining the quality of the tea.
  • Leave the tea in the factory packaging if you wish to age the tea.
  • Allow good air flow.
  • 70 % humidity is ideal – don’t allow the tea to become damp.
  • Avoid sharp temperature fluctuations.

Pu erh Chinese tea is often mistaken for the lower status Black Tea – due to its dark color, Though  difficult to accurately classify it  is  more a Green Tea than any thing else.

To many connoisseurs of Pu erh only the large leaf variety of Tea grown in Yunnan Province  is entitled to the name  Pu erh Tea.

Another article on the… 7 flavors of Chinese Tea,  it outlines the  different varieties of Chinese Tea and medicinal uses, including its popular use in the West as a  Chinese slimming tea.

 

Natural Health Products – As Safe Alternatives

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Natural Health Product.

As a rule, we would normally define natural health products as vitamins, minerals, probiotics, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies and traditional Chinese herbal remedies…

All can be used as natural alternatives to conventional medicines in the prevention of illnesses and to promote good overall health.

Traditional Chinese Remedies in general were made with purely organic components.

This vital step removes the chemicals used in modern treatment methods that have been proven to be harmful to both the body and the environment.

The awareness and the demand for organic natural health products has increased dramatically year over year in the last decade or so.

It’s important to buy from a reliable supplier when shopping for natural health products, one that is recommended by friends or an alternative medicine professional is often a good guide.

Be aware that many advertisers will claim the authenticity of organic ingredients when in fact there are possibly no organic ingredients found in the products whatsoever.

The most important thing to learn when shopping for natural health products is to look at the label and become knowledgeable in the use of organics. If you can buy from a country with rigid rules on content labeling

Natural health products such as Chinese herbal remedies will help restore the body’s natural balance and ability to heal itself, the Chinese remedies themselves  will contain natural herbs that are proven to do just that.

Since modern medicine is dominated by pharmaceutical companies utilizing an almost limitless advertising budget tapping into the power of  advertising to promote their latest products, it’s extremely important to look past the hype and marketing claims when you research the many benefits of natural health products and the best way to use them.

Holistic products such as Chinese herbal remedies  have been used consistently for centuries used successfully to balance our bodies systems which leads to a healthy immune system.

The natural health products you purchase can be based solely on those specific Chinese herbal remedies.

One example is  Chinese Tea a simple Herbal Remedy and a great boost for your immune system as it is rich in antioxidants and nutrients.

Chinese Remedies can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, from osteoporosis to respiratory ailments to skin conditions. A comprehensive understanding of the use of herbs and spices will help significantly in determining the natural Chinese Remedies to use for those specific ailments.

The biggest advantage in using natural remedies is to realize natural remedies treat the underlying problem not just the symptoms, because of this and their mild nature any benefits you receive will take time, as your bodies systems adjust back to their natural balance, and good health.

Understanding the various uses of organics such as herbs, spices and natural oils will go a long way toward determining the natural health products that you can use to restore overall health and maintain a healthy immune system.

Consult with certified Acupuncturist or Herbalist who will work with you to provide the natural health products that are right for your needs.

 

Natural Alternative Medicine

Natural Alternative Medicine :

For centuries different cultures have developed  natural alternative medicine as a means of treating a variety of conditions.

As modern medicine has evolved, many of these treatments have been pushed to the side by doctors and physicians in favor of using more conventional medical techniques.

However alternative medicine is again growing in popularity.

The human body has a natural ability to heal itself through its own immune system.

For various reasons, and sometimes caused by external factors, the body’s immune system breaks down, making the body much more susceptible to disease.

Natural alternative medicine can be used to help revive the body’s natural restorative powers, and cleanse the body of unwanted toxins and bacteria.

One example of a natural alternative medicine is detoxifying agents. A number of different herbs are designed specifically to cleanse our systems by removing toxins and restoring natural vitamins and nutrients.

Much like flushing out a car radiator, natural alternative medicine flushes the body’s blood system by removing dangerous toxins and replacing with fresh vitamins and minerals.

Cayenne pepper is a great example of a natural alternative medicine. Cayenne pepper can be used to increase blood circulation and prevent heart disease.

Cayenne pepper can  be used during the course of a heart attack to improve blood flow immediately.

Lobelia is an herb used as a natural alternative medicine for use in helping to calm the nervous system and reduce over stimulation of muscles.

More recently, lobelia has been used as a natural alternative medicine for treatment of smoking cessation.

Echinacea is another natural alternative medicine used to restore the body’s natural defenses.

Echinacea contains a combination of cayenne pepper, garlic and other natural herbs to increase the amount of  T-cells in the body.

Echinacea has been proven effective in treatment of enlarged prostates, and has shown promise in its use to boost the body’s lymphatic functions.

Natural alternative medicine is effective for use in a variety of conditions and ailments, however it’s important to consult with your primary healthcare provider to determine the exact type of treatment that will best deal with your medical condition.

Chinese Herbal Medicine In Modern Society

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine :

Though originating from China.  Chinese herbal medicine is  in common use throughout East Asia.

With each  country developing their own version as they utilize locally sourced herbs and adapt the  herbal remedies to their own cultural sensitivities.

The use of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions has been researched and documented for many centuries both in Asia and western countries where acceptance is growing.

Most  Chinese herbal medicine alternatives are of course  predicated on the use of herbs but some Chinese remedies are made with a combination of herbs and animal parts.

Herbs are used in various combinations tailored to treat individual patient symptoms.

Generally a qualified acupuncturist / herbalist will design  Chinese herbal remedies that utilizes at least  one or two main ingredients but it can be up to five ingredients that target your specific ailment.

One ingredient would be used to remove harmful toxins, while the other ingredients acts as a stimulant to provide necessary nutrients and minerals.

The aim of the  Chinese herbalist is to restore the  natural balance within your system, improving our immunity and resistance to illness.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines – consist of :

  • herbal medicine
  • acupuncture
  • food therapy
  • massage
  • qi gong
  • tai chi
  • cupping
  • tui na
  • fengshui

Chinese Herbal Medicines v’s Western Medicine :

Traditional Chinese  medicine is used in a very different manner or philosophy than most Western medications.

While Western medications are based entirely on science resulting in pharmaceuticals designed to treat your symptoms.

Chinese herbal medicine in most cases are used to promote a healthier immune system.

The aim is  to prevent diseases from developing  in the first place, Chinese herbal medicine offers you a more Holistic preventive approach to  your health care.

Traditional Chinese  medicine promotes the use of several different natural ingredients often these are boiled together for several hours  to create an easily digested herbal tea.

Whereas Western medicines heavily rely on one specific ingredient to treat symptoms – even though these treatments are often effective the benefits can be over shadowed by side effects.

Chinese herbal medicine makes use of many different parts of the herb itself, such as roots, flowers, stems and leaves in various combinations – with very few if any side effects, though the benefits from natural remedies will take longer to take effect.

In China Traditional Medicine is often seamlessly combined with Western Medicines and both methods of treatment are often taught to Chinese  medical students.

At the end of their training Traditional Chinese doctors are qualified to prescribe pharmaceuticals and to carry out minor surgery.

This level of acceptance of both disciplines doesn’t extend to the training of Western doctors when they choose to study  Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as western medicine…

Chinese Herbal Medicine – Application:

Chinese herbal medicine can be produced in a number of ways.

Raw herbs can be crushed for use in powders and ointments, they can be boiled to be used a variety of  herbal teas or tinctures, and can be used as a salve or plaster to be applied directly to your skin for deep tissue pain relief or treatment of open wounds.

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is based on the belief that the human body needs to be in balance to remain fit and  healthy the balance is affected by opposing forces known as yin and yang, which simply put relates to the body’s internal temperature.

By employing various Chinese remedies including the  use of herbs, Chinese herbal medicine is able to maintain the body’s temperature balance and in turn our builds our resistance to disease.

Chinese Herbal Remedies :

Tastes of herbs are used in Traditional Chinese herbal medicine to identify their properties and uses.

The five different tastes :

  • salty
  • bitter
  • sour
  • sweet
  • pungent

all these tastes have a unique set of characteristics that can be used to revitalize the body’s energy levels.

- A bitter smelling herb can be used to increase bowel functions.

- Pungent herbs can be used to increase overall blood flow.

- Sweet tasting herbs can be used to better bring bodily functions into harmony.

Traditional Chinese Medicine :

More and more people are taking control of their own health care and turning to alternative remedies  like Chinese medicinal herbs as they have grown cynical and weary of Modern Medicine due in part to its almost total reliance on Pharmaceuticals.

Chinese Herbal Medicine as an Alternative ?

Chinese Herbal Medicine when used with common sense and care with the guidance of a supportive Family Doctor or Chinese Herbalist can be a very effective form of health care…

Where necessary you should combine the diagnosis techniques of modern medicine (x rays, blood tests… etc) with treatments alternative medicine (use Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat any illness when possible)

This combination of both disciplines – can ensure a high level of  natural  health care we should all strive for…

Natural Health Tips That Promote A Healthy You

Pu-erh TeaOrganic Health and Beauty :

Organic health and beauty is becoming the choice of the discerning, as modern medicine evolves, and more and more synthetic chemicals are being produced for use in modern medical treatments, many reports indicate an alarming trend that many of these synthetic chemicals are harmful to both the human body and the environment.

Chemicals are now found in many of the things that we eat and use on our bodies, and side effects caused by synthetic chemicals can be numerous and dangerous in nature. Organic  health and beauty aids are designed specifically to help the body by using organic ingredients that provide no ill side effects and promote better overall health.

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Some of the most effective natural health and beauty aids are also the least expensive, meaning you can restore financial health as well! Simple organic  health and beauty products such as herbal teas are fantastic alternatives that provide many sound medical benefits for various ailments.

Herbal Teas :

Just a few examples of teas that can be used as natural health and beauty aids are rhubarb tea. Rhubarb root is effective in treating constipation and other digestive ailments. St. Johns wort is a very effective natural health and beauty aid, as it can be used to fight off depression.

Chinese Tea has a long trusted  history for natural cures and herbal tonics, including weight loss.

Honey is another of the many organic health and beauty aids that has varying uses. Honey can be used to lower your cholesterol levels, applied to an open wound to help fight off infection, and has widely been used to slow down the development of facial wrinkles.

Traditional Chinese Medicine :

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been proven to have many effective benefits when used as natural health and beauty aids. The World Health Organization has found TCM to be a reliable and effective alternative to modern medicine treatment. TCM utilizes a combination of natural health and beauty aids to restore the body’s immune system to its natural state. Many herbal treatments, oils, massage techniques and other methods are used in combination to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions.

Organic Beauty Products :

Natural health and beauty products that are organic in nature are sound alternatives to conventional medical treatments and are much more beneficial to the overall environment. Consult with a local certified natural health professional to determine the types of organic health and beauty aids that will best treat your specific needs.