HERBAL MEDICINE TOPICS
Sars and Chinese Medicine: This article by Subhuti Dharmananda (04/18/03) explores the use of herbs in the Chinese community in response to the Sars outbreak. Dr. Dharmananda was a mentor of our Shane Hoffman in Portland. Shane had been part of the clinic team at The Institute for Traditional Medicine (ITM). The Institute is well known for it's innovative work in developing protocols to apply Traditional Chinese Medicine to modern health issues such as HIV and CFS, MS, breast cancer, hepatitis, chronic pain and menopause.
To read an update about the controversial herb Ephedra (Ma huang) by Andrew Gaeddert, CEO, Health Concerns (our major herb supplier). click here.
Andrew Gaeddert also provides us with interesting alternatives to pharmaceutical statins in his article Anti-Cholesterol Herbs.
The cold and flu season is always challenging. Read how Chinese Medicine views these bothersome conditions and learn what you can do to prevent and treat them.
For important information about combining Chinese Herbal Medicine with Western medications is available in this article by Shane Hoffman.
Check these tips about using Chinese herbal formulas from the chief herbalist at Health Concerns, the primary supplier of Chinese herbal formulas at Turning Point Acupuncture.
Click here for the tips.
To read about herbs in pregnancy, go to our Infertility page.
Finally, for an informed discourse on various herbal remedies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, read the articles provided by The Institute for Traditional Medicine
To answer all the questions you've ever had about Ginseng, read this from Health Concerns:
Important news about St. John's Wort!