Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs and acupuncture for Lyme Disease

Chinese herbs and acupuncture can help for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease came about being called Lyme disease because it was first noticed in 1975 in Lyme, Connecticut. It can occur anywhere in the world including China. The disease is transmitted by a tick and can lead to a whole host of symptoms. The most common symptom is a rash and the second most ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Diverticulitis

Chinese herbs and acupuncture can help for diverticulitis

Diverticulitis can cause cramping and  pain in the lower left region of the abdomen.The large intestine can develop small pouches that bulge out like little sacs and these are called diverticula.As we age, the bowel develops more and more diverticula and then this is called diverticulosis.In fact, ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Heart Palpitations

Acupuncture can help for heart palpitations

Heart palpitations can refer to the sensation of the heart skipping a beat and is sometimes described  by patients as their heart “Flip Flopping”. The heart  can also be racing and even pounding. It is important to know if the palpitations are associated with coronary heart disease, hyperthyroidism, ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Long Periods

Acupuncture treatment can help for long periods

The use of Chinese herbs and acupuncture in the treatment of long periods has been used for centuries. Long bleeding is regarded as that being up to  7 days or more, however the bleeding itself  is in fact not excessive or heavy. Bleeding for too many days can  lead to weakness and tiredness which ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs and Acupuncture for Late Periods

Chinese herbs and acupuncture can help treat late periods

Late periods are by the medical definition late when they are longer than 30 days between cycles and in some instances can be 40-50 days late. If there is just one late cycle, it is not regarded as a problem but if the cycles are late for more than 3 cycles, then treatment should be ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs for afternoon tea

Chinese Walnut Cookies

To finish of our series of Chinese herbs and foods we ask Albert Zhang what he recommends for a simple Chinese version of high tea. Albert said that “Since moving to New Zealand I have learnt that many Kiwis like to have a sweet biscuit and cup of tea in the afternoon and I have never had any ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Constipation during Pregnancy

Fresh fruit and Chinese herbs can help for constipation during pregnancy

Many women who never have had constipation can then experience it during the course of their pregnancy. The hormones progesterone and oestrogen have an effect on smooth muscle such as the intestines making the bowels sluggish. The common advice is to drink more water but some women may already be ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs for desert

Stewed Pear with Fritillaria

In our continuing series of posts of using Chinese herbs in cooking, we ask Albert Zhang, a New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists member practicing  in Auckland, to provide us a nice tasting recipe for a Chinese herbal desert. The challenge of course for Albert  is not that it only tastes good but ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs for dinner

Sha Shen (glehnia root)- One of Albert Zhang's favorite Chinese herbs used in his cooking feats

In our continuing series of posts on Chinese herbs for food, we have one simple suggestion from Albert Zhang for a dish to accompany the evening meal. It is called Stew of Duck with Sha Shen. Sha shen is a Chinese herb known for its tradition to nourish the yin. In particular it promotes the ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs for lunch

Albert Zhang and Professor Gao Li Shan

The Acupuncture Clinic consulted with Albert Zhang of Auckland as to what is a nice tasting Chinese herb soup that could be eaten at lunch and something that is good for you too. Chinese herbs when taken as medicine do have the reputation of tasting bitter and people rarely like the taste of them ... Continue Reading >>