Archive | Immune System

Vaccinations—Chinese Medicine Can Help Support Your Child’s Immune System

Vaccinations have helped reduce infectious diseases that used to be common or even fatal at times among infants and small children. However, many parents often have questions and concerns about vaccinations. It is important to work with your pediatrician, in addition to utilizing natural healing modalities such as acupuncture and herbal therapy, so you can […]

Treating Inflammation with Acupuncture

Many people are affected by inflammatory conditions  such as allergies, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome. Those of us who have received acupuncture regularly for inflammatory issues have experienced firsthand how dramatically it can relieve these conditions. A growing body of scientific research also demonstrates the benefits of acupuncture, and some studies are also investigating its […]

Treat the Flu Virus Naturally

Can you grow onions or cilantro? If so, you   can grow medicine! Both these plants have antiviral properties, as do sage, rosemary, garlic  and ginger. The flu is a virus that mutates into different strains such as H1N1, SARS and avian flu. Tamiflu, a drug that has been used since 1999  to treat flu symptoms, […]

What Makes Your Immune System Strong?

Scientific research now points toward knowledge that Chinese medicine has explained for thousands of years: 80% of your immunity potential lies in your gut. Studies indicate that a balance between good and bad bacteria in the large intestine is a significant determinant of your ability to ward off colds and flu. Chinese medicine considers the […]

The Threat of Mold to your Health and Well Being: Part II

Click here to read Part I of this article. In Part One of this article, I discussed the problems of mold infestation and its potential impact to one’s health. I pointed out that in Chinese Medicine, dampness is considered to be the cause of many illnesses such as high cholesterol, cancer, metabolic disorders, chronic fatigue […]

SARS, the Flu and Other Epidemic Diseases: What You Can do to Support your Immune System

Thank goodness that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is finally on the wane. Since it began in November of last year, the barrage of media coverage incited mass fear among the American public, emptied Chinatowns all over North America and stopped much travel between U.S., Toronto, Canada, China, and its neighboring countries. So far, people […]

The Difficult Problems of Mold Infestation: Part II

Click here to read Part I of this article. Liability, Insurance And Other Economic Issues: The presence of mold contamination has serious economic consequences. Many insurance carriers refuse to issue insurance to people who have made a water loss claim within the past three years. Some insurance carriers charge an additional premium to issue insurance […]

The Threat of Mold to Your Health and Well Being: Part I

An Urgent Problem In recently years, mold contamination has taken center stage as the top environmental concern for both the healthcare and real estate industries. In the healthcare field, doctors are inundated with conditions ranging from mild allergic reactions to severe debilitating and sometimes, fatal incidents involving mold exposure and the subsequent fungal infection and […]