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Botanical Medicine

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Botanical Medicine

┬áChamomile Everybody remembers the childhood story of Peter Rabbit. After his harrowing experience in the farmer’s garden, Peter is comforted by his mother making him a warm cup of Chamomile tea. The significance of the genus name Matricaria, which is derived from the latin Matrix, meaning Mother or Womb, indicates its use since antiquity for problems of the female reproductive system as well as the calming and soothing affect only a mother can have. Herbalists have used this plant to support digestion, promote the easing of colic and other complaints resulting from nervous...

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Acupuncture

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points. The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others. The meridians can be influenced by needling...

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