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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hair Loss +

Normal male pattern baldness is not a condition that Chinese herbs treats. It is considered normal and natural that men as they age lose their head hair. One simply inherits that trait and that is that.      However, if hair loss is precipitous in men or in women, then there is a problem. Chinese Medicine in general sees this condition as usually fairly serious, especially when it happens in younger adults; although even in the elderly, great hair loss is taken seriously.

As with man chronic skin problems, Chinese Medicine considers too much hair loss that is not caused by an obvious external problem, e.g. hair loss from burns, a problem of internal disharmony. In hair loss the problem is generally, but not always, a matter of a deep depletion of fundamental energies and blood.

This kind of depletion can be the result of poor diet and/or chronic excessive stress that is psychological or physical or both, excessive loss of blood due to many possible causes, and other strains that have tired the body to the point of one’s hair falling out. The toxicity of cancer chemotherapy is, of course, another possibility that can cause great hair loss. (Chinese herbs used with the approval and advice of an oncologist may — or may not — be able to help.)

The purpose of herbal treatments is to replenish. Chinese herbal medicine has a tonic tradition that is particularly well suited to revitalize.

Chinese herbs also can slow or reverse graying hair, either premature or later onset. However, this usually requires long term use of the herbs. This is not considered a problem in Chinese herb practice as, again, the herbs given are generally beneficial and tonic — and can be taken for long periods of time. Tom Pyatt Womens Jersey

From Heartburn to Irritable Bowels, Crohn’s +

Chinese herbs are especially effective for digestive problems from one end to the other of the digestive system. • Conditions treated well with Chinese herbs: esophagitis, heartburn, overacidic stomach, gall bladder pain, stomach and intestinal pain, irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, and hemorrhoids, these are justsome of the distresses of the digestive system that ChineseContinue Reading

Acne, Excema, Psoriasis, Roseata and Other Skin Problems

In acupuncture the results are usually quick. Herbs are slower acting but at least the beginning of results generally shows up fairly soon as well. Chronic skin problems are the one set of issues that usually require patience of patients. Skin itself takes time to change and even if everything is working using Chinese herbsContinue Reading

Diabetes

Food pounds in, activity level out. Weight in, weight out. Calories in, calories out. Somehow, for Americans, it is becoming more and more a losing set of propositions. But instead of losing weight, Americans are gaining weight. And accumulating diet plans galore. Chinese herbs are not a panacea for losing weight, but they can beContinue Reading

Weight Loss

Food pounds in, activity level out. Weight in, weight out. Calories in, calories out. Somehow, for Americans, it is becoming more and more a losing set of propositions. But instead of losing weight, Americans are gaining weight. And accumulating diet plans galore. Chinese herbs are not a panacea for losing weight, but they can beContinue Reading

Menstrual Problems

Chinese Herbs For Menstrual Problems          As different as cultures themselves are, medical cultures, too, are unique to each society. While in traditional Chinese Medicine and the society of which it was apart considered any menstrual problems cause for concern, in Western society it is only when menstrual problems become severe that women and theirContinue Reading

Menopause

Interestingly, distressful menopausal symptoms, although uncommon in China, are frequent amongst women in the United States. Either because of diet or lifestyle, because they do not report it or because they use Chinese herbs, Chinese women do not suffer as women here from hot flashes, sweats, vaginal dryness and a variety of other problems thatContinue Reading

Fertility, A Clinician Eye View

The question asked: are Chinese Herbs effective for fertility issues? This herbal clinician’s answer is: yes, but there are limits. What do Chinese Herbs do best? Here is what the herbal clinician thinks: For women:             • Chinese Herbs can frequently correct the timing of ovulations and periods, as well as the timing of uterineContinue Reading