Archive | Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture, Herbs, Tuina Help Heal Painful Injuries

If you have ever sprained a joint or tweaked a muscle, then you have likely been frustrated by conventional medicine’s lack of useful tools for healing your injury. Ice, compression, elevation and drugs only get you so far. They dull the pain, but do little to return you to your pre-injury state. Sports medicine is […]

The Health Benefits of Tea

Human use of tea began between four and six thousand years ago. Today, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world (after water) and with good reason. In addition to being a delicious, low-calorie beverage, research has shown that tea has numerous health benefits. What is tea? We tend to call many beverages […]

What Can Traditional Chinese Medicine do for you During the Flu Season?

The holiday season is just around the corner. But don’t forget this is flu season as well. Generally, most flu activity in the US occurs from November through March. In an average year, more than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized, and more than 20,000 deaths are related to the flu. The “flu,” also called “influenza,” is […]

Herbs, Pills and Powders Used at Tao of Wellness

The use of Chinese herbal formulas in pill form dates back thousands of years. Traditionally, powdered herbs were mixed with honey to form the round pill shape and preserve them for storage. Dosages had to be large  because these herb powders were not concentrated. In recent times, the old methods have been updated and improved […]

Chinese Medicine for Pediatric Care

Any of our patients have come to believe that Chinese medicine has a place in their health regimen. But not all realize that Chinese medicine can be a valuable asset when addressing the medical needs of children. Chinese modalities frequently used with children include tuina bodywork, cupping, and moxibustion, as well as nutritional and herbal […]

Aristolochic Acid & Chinese Herbs

Over the last several months, there has been much press coverage about aristolochic acid and Chinese herbs that may or may not contain this substance. The issue involves a purported unscrupulous manufacturer in Belgium mistakenly substituting a rare herb containing aristolochic acid for another herb which is free of the offending substance in a weight […]