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Goitre Treatment– Effective Home Remedies

Goitre is the outcome of enlarged thyroid gland that is caused when there is excessive secretion of the hormone thyroxine. If your body has deficiency in iodine, you may suffer from Goitre. Home remedies are very effective in treating...Show More Summary

Sudden Death

The amazing privilege I've had as an acupuncturist working in Needham, MA for the past 10 years is the ability to follow my patients through long periods of their lives, through happy times such as the birth of a child and sad ones such as the passing of a parent. Show More Summary

Uses and Benefits of Linden

Linden belongs to the genus Tilia and consists of a variety of trees whose extracts, flowers and leaves are used for various purposes. They are used both for decorative and health purposes and there uses have been there since centuries. Show More Summary

Help Spread The Word: New TWHC Posters to Share

Please Help Us Spread The Word  About the 2016 TRADITIONS IN WESTERN HERBALISM CONFERENCE The Herbal Resurgence ––––––––––––––––––––––– Your help is needed again getting the word out: Facebooking, putting...Show More Summary

Use Feng Shui Crystals for Healing

Feng Shui is a time tested and ancient method that makes use of the various forces of nature to make life better. It was invented in China more than 1600 years ago and it is still being used to ensure harmony with nature and balance all the aspects of life. Show More Summary

Compilation of Heart Posts

Running a blog is a varied experience, and when to publish what depends on many things. Sometimes the writing comes from inspiration, sometimes it’s a creative light bulb, often it answers questions that are asked a lot, and many times...Show More Summary

Chiropractic and Scoliosis – Can Chiropractic Help your Twisted Spine?

Scoliosis is a condition that refers to the sideways bending of your spine from its normal straight position. It can either take the form of a single curve and become C-shaped or double curve and become S-shaped. Mid spine happens to be the most commonly affected region and then comes the lower spine. Show More Summary

Gold Coin Grass and its use in Chinese Medicine

Gold coin grass is a type of herb with its leaves similar to gold coins. It is popularly known as ‘Jin Qian Cao’ in Chinese and is used traditionally as a Chinese medicine. The herbal medicine helps to increase urination, lessen fever and treat sexually transmitted ailments. Show More Summary

Know all about Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus chakra is the third chakra and it is also referred as Manipura, Manipurak, Nabhi or the Power Chakra. ‘Manipura’ in Sanskrit means the ‘city of jewels’ and is allied to the element of fire. It is associated with sun, heat, energy of light and other forms of energy. Show More Summary

Lung organ system, classical Chinese medicine teaching & integrity

I was recently, gently, called out by a colleague regarding my last post on Guizhi tang. This person found that my analysis was – at best – simplistic, and at worst flat out wrong. I have to admit to a major twinge of ego pain when I read the email, but I guess I must […]

The Yijing in Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice – Part 20

This is the twentieth and final post in a series about the use of Yijing in clinical practice of Chinese Medicine. Read : Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6  / Part 7 / Part 8/ Part 9 / Part 10 / Part 11 / Part 12/ Part […]

Free Herbal Course + Free Herbal Ezine

FREE SPRING ISSUE of our HERBAL EZINE  Plant Healer’s Herbaria Monthly Supplement …54 color pages of herbal info and inspiration including an excerpt on Aralia/Spikenard by Jared Rosenbaum, a reprint of Paul Bergner’s great Plant Healer Magazine article on Herban Legends, Elka’s yummy Fennel Frond recipes, and an excerpt from Maria Noel Groves new herbal basics [...]

Lessons in balance from Chinese herbal formula Guizhi tang ???

When I think about the Lung organ system with relationship to herbal formulas, my mind goes one of two places. The first is to Guizhi ?? based formulas like Guizhi tang – used in treating disorders of the surface that tend to end up with a respiratory component. I think this way despite the fact […]

The Lung organ system, balance, and the practice of Chinese medicine

Balance can be a difficult concept for most of us to grasp. It has different meanings in different contexts and for different people or communities. Sometimes, getting out of balance is part of being in balance. What is balanced in one situation may be radically out of balance in another. It’s one of those words […]

Plant Healer News: Spring Issue Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek: Plant Healer Spring Issue  & PLANT HEALER NEWS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Releasing March 7th: Nearly 300 pages of new information and trademark inspiration for herbalists. Winter was wondrous here in the Gila (hee-la)...Show More Summary

The lung organ system in Chinese medicine – balance for the Year of Sagely living

With the dawning of the New Year of the Fire Monkey already behind us, it’s time to move on to consideration of the symbolism, energy and treatment of the organ system associated with the first month of the year – the Lung. While Liver wood is more commonly associated with the spring season – it’s […]

Danggui / Angelica sinensis, Jueyin and Liver lessons

In my lineage and my clinical practice, I see the Liver chiefly through the lens of Jueyin. Jueyin – the deepest of the six conformations, is the reverting yin, home of both Liver and Pericardium, and the depth of the nourishing force of the blood. The reverting nature of this conformation and the functional pairing […]

Treating Dry Eyes With Ayurveda

The dry eyes syndrome refers to a condition wherein the eyes of the patient become extremely dry and cause uneasiness. The reason for this dryness is associated with a reduction in the production of tears or in excessive evaporation of the tears. Show More Summary

Tips for Buying Aromatherapy Oils

Aromatherapy refers to the practice under which natural extracts from most natural elements like plants, flowers, tree barks, plant leaves, stems etc. are used to improve the overall well being of an individual. The application of aromatherapy is very diverse since there are numerous natural oils that have diverse uses and benefits. Show More Summary

Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a point pressure massage with its origin in Japanese culture. The term ‘shiatsu’ literally means figure pressure in Japanese. This massage explores the energy pathways spread throughout our bodies and make use of pressure points on corresponding organs. Show More Summary

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