Many people are getting more and more interested in Chinese herbs. What they may not be aware of is that they may already be using them. There is often a misconception that Chinese herbs are all strange substances that you would find in the likes of a Harry Potter book, but that is not always
the case. Sure, some Chinese herbs are more exotic and unfamiliar, but many Chinese herbs are substances that may already be lurking in
your spice cabinet at home - cinnamon being a prime example.
By Shellie Goldstein, M.S., L. Ac. (NY), A.P. (FL)
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Q:After a few days of sleeping in a friendís basement, I woke up with pain in my lungs that
occurred when breathing. I was told that there had, at one time, been mold there, but that it had been cleaned up. How can I clean
out my lungs?
A: First, I would like to suggest a possible alternative cause for the pain. In youth there are often
slight pleural effusion pains due to the growth of the chest cavity. The pain is a normal result of the lungs growing and pushing against
the pleural cavity. This notwithstanding, it is possible that you may have been exposed to mold or fungal spores. In that case, the best
thing to do is to have your lungs checked for an infection. Fungal infections can cause complications when left untreated. Seek advice
from a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist to help with a prescription to clear the lungs.
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