Chinese medicine is not just a physical medicine. Although it does treat the physical body, the body is only one small part of a much larger picture. It is a holistic medicine, taking into account all parts of a person, including
the environment in which that person lives. Everything that person experiences has an effect on their health, and so all must be examined
when diagnosing and treating disease.
Because Chinese medicine takes so much information into account when diagnosing and treating a patient, it makes
the task of the TCM practitioner more difficult, and requires more skill. It also makes the medical system extremely effective and is why
it has survived for almost 5000 years.
I love adaptogenic herbs for their unique properties that help soothe the soul while also providing the strength and vitality required for sustained
physical or mental activity when needed. Adaptogenic herbs work to improve the body’s ability to adapt to stress, giving you energy, yet
also allowing for clarity and calmness.More...
Q:Is milk thistle effective for treating hepatitis?
A: Milk thistle may be useful as a supportive treatment for chronic hepatitis.
The most important ingredient of milk thistle appears to be silymarin (actually a set of four related substances),
which appears to possess a wide variety of liver-protective benefits. It is one of the few herbs that have no real
equivalent among standard medications.
In 1986 an oral extract of milk thistle standardized to 70% silymarin content was approved as a treatment for “toxic liver damage; also the supportive treatment of chronic
inflammatory liver diseases and hepatic cirrhosis.”
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