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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
YES: But you need to research it a little on line. They were masters of how our body/brain works when they embraced the philosophy called tao (pronounced tau). ...Read more
Gua Sha: The chinese medical practice of providing repeated pressure strokes over the skin typically using a smooth edge is called gua sha. It is used to treat numerous ailments such as fever, fatigue, headache, musculoskeletal injuries, cough, digestive disorders, and more. It is also commonly referred to as "spooning" or "coining". I spent a month in china and witnessed many alternative therapies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 23 years old my height is 154? if I use Chinese Herb Medicine Tian Qi will I get any benefit n is their any side effect?????
For what?: For what are you asking about this herb? You cannot grow anymore. That would be physically impossible. ...Read more
No cure but may help: There is not a cure, but some research shows that gingko biloba decreases the number of raynaud's vasospasm attacks. Gingko has vasodilator effects. Like other non-fda-regulated medicines, traditional chinese meds are of uncertain purity, composition, strength, etc... Traditional chinese ideas of avoiding cold drinks, cold foods, cold temperatures, wetness from rain or snow, etc... Can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helps for back pain: Multiple studies have demonstrated that spinal manipulation for low back pain, both acute and chronic, is helpful. It was more effective than medication and at least as helpful as massage or physical therapy. Most back pain gets better regardless but chiropractic care is a technique to hasten pain recovery & improve function. Spinal manipulation may alter pain perception and improve mobility. ...Read more
Yes: Both Western medications & Traditional Chinese Medicines can be beneficial. You must be cautious about what you use however. I try to be aware if I am taking a TCM medication that utilizes a rare or endangered species (like rhino horn or rare sea horses). Sometimes can contain contaminants (such as mercury in shark). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: Chinese medicine has been around a long, long time; and before the advent of modern medicine was of great help to many persons. Herbal and other naturally occurring medicines are the roots of many modern medicines. As to food sensitivity, I do not know. Chinese medicine should be fine, but check with your md to see if there are any specific contra-indications to what you are being given. ...Read more
Can you tell me something about chinese medicine danshen, is it really effective chinese medicine?
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 from 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
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