Magnolia-General use and Preparations

In Chinese herbalism, magnolia bark, hou po, is associated with the stomach, lungs, spleen, and large intestine. It is used to treat menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating and gas, nausea , diarrhea, and indigestion . Injections of magnolia bark extract are said to cause muscle relaxation. It is also used in formulas to treat coughing and asthma. The bark is said to make the qi descend and is used for symptoms of disorders thought to move upward in the…

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Magnetic therapy

Definition Magnetic therapy is the use of magnets to relieve pain in various areas of the body. Origins Magnetic therapy dates as far back as the ancient Egyptians. Magnets have long been believed to have healing powers associated with muscle pain and stiffness. Chinese healers as early as 200 B.C. were said to use magnetic lodestones on the body to correct unhealthy imbalances in the flow of qi, or energy. The ancient Chinese medical text known as The Yellow Emperor’s…

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Mercurius vivus-description and preparation

Description Mercurius vivus is the Latin name for a homeopathic remedy made from elemental mercury. The English word quicksilver is a literal translation of the Latin. Although Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathic medicine, also formulated a soluble preparation of mercury that he called Mercurius solubilis, most contemporary American homeopaths regard them as essentially the same remedies and use them to treat the same symptom profiles. General use According to Dr. von Boennighausen, Mercurius vivus is the remedy of choice…

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McDougall diet

Definition The McDougall diet provides the structure of a low-fat, starch-based diet to promote a broad range of such health benefits as weight loss and the reversal of such serious health conditions as heart disease , without the use of drugs. Origins The McDougall diet began as a challenge to Dr. John McDougall by one of his patients. The patient simply asked him if he believed that diet is connected to the health problems he saw in his patients. At…

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Massage Therapy

[frontpage_news widget=”455″ name=”You may also like”]  Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of a group of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body. These techniques affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. The basic philosophy of massage therapy embraces the concept of vis Medicatrix naturae, which is…

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Macrobiotic foods

[frontpage_news widget=”455″ name=”You may also like”] The primary food in the standard macrobiotic diet is whole cereal grains, including brown rice, barley, millet, rolled oats, wheat, corn, rye, and buckwheat. A small amount of whole grain pasta and breads is allowed. Grains should comprise about 50% of the food consumed. Fresh vegetables should account for 20–30% of the diet. The most highly recommended vegetables include green cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, carrots, parsnips, winter squash, bok choy, onions, parsley,…

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Macrobiotic diet

[frontpage_news widget=”455″ name=”You may also like”]   A macrobiotic diet is part of a philosophy of life that incorporates the ancient Oriental concept or theory of yin and yang. The diet itself consists mainly of brown rice, other whole grains, and vegetables. It requires foods to be cooked over a flame, rather than by electricity or microwave. The term macrobiotics comes from two Greek words; macro (great) and bios (life). The macrobiotic diet is believed to have originated in nineteenth…

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Bazele in Acupunctura

[frontpage_news widget=”455″ name=”You may also like”] Acupunctura este o tehnică medicală chineză tradiţională de deblocare a chi-ului prin inserţia de ace în anumite puncte de pe corp pentru a echilibra forţele antagoniste yin şi yang. Chi-ul este o energie care se presupune că trece prin toate corpurile. Se consideră că această energie curge prin corp urmând 14 căi principale numite meridiane. Când yin şi yang sunt în armonie chi-ul curge liber prin corp iar persoana este sănătoasă. Când o persoană…

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Beneficiile de necontestat ale apiterapiei

Produsele albinei s-au inscris de la inceputul preistoriei in randul elementelor naturale folosite pentru completarea si ameliorarea hranei si apoi pentru combaterea si prevenirea durerii si a suferintelor omului. Practica traditională a apiterapiei datează din vremurile imemoriale ale istoriei umane. Primele comunităti mai dense de oameni au apărut pe valea Indului, cam prin jurul anului 3000 I.H. In cea mai veche carte din India, RIG-VEDA, scrisă intre anii 3000-2000 I.H., atat mierea cat si albinele sunt amintite de mai multe…

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