Traditional Medicine

Combining Traditional Medicine With Natural Healing

Natural medicines made from herbs and plants have been around since the dawn of mankind. The advent of modern medicine has made natural healing less common. However, in recent decades, the interest in natural medicine has been revived. Bear in mind, it is important to work with your physician when you take natural medicines to avoid dangerous...
Jan 14, 2015 |

Meridians And Collaterals In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) - What Is This Concept

Maybe you have heard about meridians before when people talk about acupuncture? Meridians are central to the TCM - traditional Chinese medicine theory of acupuncture. Now you can understand what they are and what collaterals are. The Concept of Meridians and Collaterals  In TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) the concept of meridians and...
Dec 10, 2014 |

Holistic Healthcare versus Traditional Western Medicine

The Western medicine community recently asked the question: Will Alternative Healthcare, a.k.a. Holistic, Metaphysical, Energy or Mind, Body, Spirit healing and Western Medicine (WM) merge? This question implies there is reason to wonder and/or we need to consider the benefits a merger might create. The consideration of merging Holistic,...
Dec 10, 2014 |

Traditional And Modern Medicine Compared

Medicine, the science of healing may have started during the pre-historic times as evidenced by records showing the ancient Greek and Babylonian medicine. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, laid the foundation of rationale medicine from which modern medicine of today was patterned.
Dec 10, 2014 |

The Differences Between Traditional and Alternative Medicine

There is a big difference between traditional and alternative medicine, but the goals are the same. Both styles of medical care are aimed at treating and preventing illness using very different practices and methods. These days more and more people are advocating for a combination of both practices to achieve a more balanced level of health care,...
Dec 10, 2014 |

Ayurveda for Weight Loss: The Traditional Medicine

Ayurveda for weight loss is a tradition in the Indian subcontinent, every household knows and uses several ayurvedic remedies for losing excess fat. In the recent years the western world also has become aware of how effective ayurveda for weight loss. Ayurveda is not just a system of medicine, it's a way of life in the Indian subcontinent. It just...
Dec 10, 2014 |

Licorice Root

The word “licorice” is actually a corrupted version of its original Greek name Glukurrhiza, which means, literally, “sweet root.” Called “sweet stalk” in Sanskrit and “sweet herb” in Chinese, licorice is deeply loved around the world, not only for its signature, yes, sweetness, but for its role in...
Apr 14, 2015 |

Smooth Move

Just about everyone experiences constipation occasionally—uncomfortable, embarrassing and a real damper on life. For gentle, overnight relief, we love our senna-based herbal tea.* Used for thousands of years to get your “movement” moving again, senna works by gently stimulating your intestines and aiding your body’s natural...
Apr 14, 2015 |

Houttuynia Cordata, Perilla Frutescens, Green Tea

Houttuynia Cordata In traditional Chinese medicine, houttuynia has pungent and slightly cold properties, and is associated with the Lung meridian. Its main functions are to clear heat and release toxins. It is used to treat lung abscesses and heat in the lungs, which usually manifest as a cough, with thick sputum. Houttuynia also treats boils on...
Feb 2, 2015 |

Traditional Chinese Medicine Board

Statutory board created under the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Act 2000. Maintains a registry of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, provides accreditation, and regulates professional ethics and codes of conduct in the field.
May 3, 2016 |

The story behind DC Diaper Bank, a resource for parents

Corinne Cannon remembers well an especially challenging night when her first child, Jack, was an infant. The evening prompted Ms. Cannon to consider her own situation in the context of other... Read More

How strongly is NATO ally Turkey pivoting to Russia and Iran?

Setting aside years of increasing Turkey-US hostility, President Trump’s introductory remarks for the cameras were glowing as he met Turkey’s controversial President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan... Read More

Why the Supreme Court is rarely in the dock

Polls of Americans consistently show they put more trust in the Supreme Court than in the two elected branches of government (Congress and the presidency). Now a new poll may explain why the high... Read More