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What Is The View About Waking Up At 3am In Chinese Medicine
Beware: You have no way of knowing what's really in these pills, which are unregulated, often are just us pharmaceuticals like prednisone, and often contain extremely dangerous botanicals. There have been epidemics of liver failure requiring transplantation from taking these, but there's nobody to sue. Unregulated pills from overseas may be made by people who hate you just for your nationality. Beware. ...Read more
Sea Horse (hai ma): Hippocampus kelloggi has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to address impotence, skin infections, insomnia, incontinence, asthma, high cholesterol levels as well as renal and circulatory problems. It is dried in the sun after being caught. It can be purchased whole or as a powder, pill or capsule. It may be rubbed on skin lesions. It can be mixed with boiling water or drunk with rice wine. ...Read more
Dan Shen/Salvia Root: is used to V agitation & insomnia. It is used in TCM for menstrual problems as well as treatment of abscesses & complications of febrile illnesses. Although Eastern concepts – it treats deficiencies of kidney & heart yin. It should not be used in pregnancy & may interact with anti-coagulants / Warfarin. I do not have formal training in use of Chinese herbals – so I can not advise on effectiveness ...Read more
Many: Dear sophia, although I do not practice chinese medicine, i refer patients to such consultants all the time. Western medicine looks for a direct cause and effect relationship. Chinese medicine looks for much more subtle imbalances. I have seen impressive results with asthma, allergies, dermatitis, amongst many other conditions. It is very helpful for a variety of chronic conditions. Pejman k. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: The is no evidence that they have any significant benefit. ...Read more
Chinese Medicine: Chinese herbs are given in the context of traditional chinese medicine. It's important to consider them a part of a whole system of care. A couple of resources to get you started include an article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1071750/ and a web site: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/whatiscam/chinesemed.Htm. ...Read more
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