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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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Nutrition

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Nutrition

Which foods should be organic? Check out this list from Environmental Working Group”s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. “Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticide in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most...

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Homeopathic Medicine

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

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars. The truth of this law has been verified experimentally and clinically for the last 200 years. Let’s look at an example: If your child accidentally ingests certain poisons, you may be advised to administer Syrup of Ipecac to induce vomiting. Ipecac is derived from the root of a South American plant called Ipecacuanha. The name, in the native language, means “the plant by the road which makes you throw up.” Eating the plant causes vomiting. When a group of healthy volunteers took this substance to...

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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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