Chinese Herbs

Introduction to Chinese Herbs

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Chinese herbs have  a history of over two thousand years  and many of the original herbal text books are still in existence today. The science of Chinese herbal medicine developed throughout the centuries largely from trial and error of the physicians and the experiences  then passed down to next ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Amenorrhoea

Women can still experience abdominal pain with amenorhoea

Amenorrhoea is when there is an absence of a  menstrual period and this gynecology  condition is divided into two types. Primary amenorrhoea, which  is when no period has arrived by 16 -18 years of age and secondary amenorrhoea, which is when there has been no period for more than 3 months. In ... Continue Reading >>

Kiwiseng- New Zealand Ginseng !

Kiwiseng- New Zealand Ginseng

You have heard about Chinese Ginseng and you have heard about American Ginseng as well as no doubt probably also heard about Siberian Ginseng. But have you heard of Kiwiseng- New Zealand Ginseng!! Ok, now that I have got your attention, I have a confession to make. I made up the name Kiwiseng.  But, ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis

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Ulcerative Colitis is regarded as an autoimmune disease that inflames the large intestine causing ulcers and diarrhea mixed with blood. There is no known cause and anti-inflammatory drugs or cortico-steroids are mostly prescribed. The World Journal of Gastroenterology recently reported the ... Continue Reading >>

Dandelion, more than just a weed!

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Dandelion has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years both in China and Europe. The Chinese use the whole dried plant whereas the traditional European herbalists tended to use mainly the roots.  In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion is used in combination with other herbs to ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Prevent Miscarriage

Pregnant Asian Woman

Researchers from Oregon have reported that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help prevent recurrent pregnancy loss. The study also found that acupuncture and Chinese herbs enhances fertility. In traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, there are many causes of miscarriage which may sometimes overlap ... Continue Reading >>

Chrysanthemum Flowers for Springtime

Ju Hua

Chrysanthemum flowers known as Ju Hua in Chinese, are a commonly used herb in China and their use is increasing in the West. When visiting a Chinese grocery store or supermarket they will most likely be there on the shelf somewhere. In many side stalls selling tea in China, chrysanthemum tea will ... Continue Reading >>

FAQ about Chinese Herbs at The Acupuncture Clinic

The Sun Ten Chinese Herb Range

Many patients come to The Acupuncture Clinic and ask for some Chinese herbs for a specific complaint and think it’s like going to a health food shop and asking the sales assistant to provide the latest  supplement off the shelf. This couldn't be further from the truth.  A practitioner of Chinese ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture better than Clomifene for Fertility

acupuncture better than drugs

Research has now confirmed that acupuncture is more effective than the most popular fertility drug clomifene.  Clomifene has been used for about 50 years  and acupuncture has been used for about 2050 years.  The pharmaceutical company Sanofi  has made multi millions from this medicine being ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs for Fever and Malaria

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There are many causes of fever and it is a symptom associated with diseases including malaria and post viral fatigue. Chinese text books dating back to 200 BC discussed Chinese herbs and acupuncture points that were used to treat fever. Modern researchers have now made insights as to the mechanism ... Continue Reading >>