Chinese Medicine for Common Ailments

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Herbs for Kidney Stones and Gallstones

Herbs for Kidney Stones and Gallstones

Stones appear in both the Kidney and Gallbladder as a result of accumulation. In fact, stones can be called accumulations.  Accumulations are a consequence of poor flow and dietary excess.
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Herbs for Insomnia and Poor Sleep

Herbs for Insomnia and Poor Sleep

The spirit is known as the ‘Shen’. It resides in the Heart.
 When Heat gathers in the chest usually due to stress or failure to ‘let go’, the ‘Shen’ becomes unsettled. We experience this as  restlessness, agitation, or problems sleeping. . . 
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Herbs for Injury

Herbs for Injury

Three Stages of Injury

Injuries progress through three stages.  The first is up to two days after the injury.  The second stage lasts a few weeks.  All injuries older than a month are considered 3rd stage injuries

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Herbs for Inflammation

Herbs for Inflammation

The modern concept of inflammation closely parallels the TCM concept of “heat”. However the concept of heat in TCM is far more developed and better understood than the idea of inflammation is in modern Western thought. . .
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Herbs for Immunity

Herbs for Immunity

 In the West, the idea of an immune system is a recent idea, less than a hundred years old, however in China, doctors were strengthening the defensive energy (wei qi) over a thousand years ago. . . 
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Herbs for Irritable Bowel (IBS or IBD)

Herbs for Irritable Bowel (IBS or IBD)

If your doctor diagnosis Irritable Bowel Syndrome, it means he or she hasn’t a clue about what is causing your problems. A diagnosis of IBS usually means that tests such as colonoscopies, X-Rays, etc. have revealed little or nothing. TCM has a better grasp on the causes and treatments for this condition.
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Herbs for High Blood Pressure

Herbs for High Blood Pressure

This is actually a family of conditions known as Liver Excess conditions. In increasing order of severity they are: Liver YANG Rising, Liver Heat Rising, Liver Fire Blazing Upward, Interior Liver Wind. . . 
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Herbs for Hemorrhoids

Herbs for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are caused by one or more of these factors:  Stagnation and heat in the Large Intestine, or Prolapse of Qi (energy looses its lifting quality)

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