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Natural Herbs for Pain Relief

Natural Herbs for Pain ReliefBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D, Dipl. C.H., ABAAP

Many people find winter to be the hardest season on joint and back pain because of the cooler weather. If pain has you feeling older than your years, you will be happy to know there are many natural healing herbs that can bring relief without the side effects. Here are five natural herbs—some that you may find in your own kitchen—that will bring you relief from head to toe!

Ginger Gives Freedom from Nausea and Aches

Ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory, has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese to remedy pain. More...

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Good Energy...Come On In! 

Good Energy...Come On In!Ancient Chinese Feng Shui practices create space for positive energy to enter our homes. The front door is the “mouth” of our house—it sets the stage for family members, visitors, and beneficial energy to enter. To encourage positive energy to come inside, the front door needs to be good condition and function smoothly. Remove empty flowerpots, wilted plants, and clutter from the front porch so that energy can flow in smoothly. Positive energy needs space once inside as well, so organize and tidy up the entry hallway, tuck shoes away, and hang jackets up neatly. More...

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: Can a person of any age take ginkgo to improve brain function?

A: Yes! Ginkgo is one of the most widely studied plants. The leaf of the ginkgo tree is shaped like a human brain, and some believe this is why, in Asia, it has always had a reputation of benefiting the mental processes. Decreased memory and difficulty concentrating is largely due to decreased blood flow to the brain and loss of brain cells; ginkgo has been confirmed to boost circulation to the brain and other organs, therefore improving memory and cognitive functions. In the past, scientists believed that dementia was caused by a reduced blood and oxygen supply to the brain. Because ginkgo appears to improve circulation, European physicians assumed that ginkgo was simply getting more blood to brain cells and thereby making them work better. However, advances in the understanding of age-related mental decline have led scientists to move away from this theory. Ginkgo is now believed to function by directly stimulating nerve cell activity and protecting nerve cells from further injury.



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