Posts Tagged ‘chuan xiong’

Essential Oils in Chinese Medicine

Monday, June 5th, 2017 by Sharon Sherman

At Empirical Point Acupuncture, essential oils may be used to complement many of our other modalities. Essential oils represent the jing, or essence of plants, and have a long, rich history in Chinese medicine. Because of the foundational nature of oils, these substances can address structural complaints as well as an individual’s mental and spiritual […]

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Acupuncture for Raynaud’s Disease: Eliminate Blockage & Increase Blood Flow

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Raynaud’s is a serious disorder that prevents adequate blood flow from reaching the fingers, toes, ears, nose, and lips. About 5% of Americans have Raynaud’s, and its symptoms can be diagnosed as a disease, syndrome, or phenomenon, depending on its presentation and root cause. People with this disorder are prone to frequent vasospasms, or blood vessel […]

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Ligusticum (Chuan Xiong) Chinese Herb Benefits: Treat Seasonal Change Symptoms

Monday, October 25th, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

Ligusticum wallichii (chuan xiong) is a popular herb in Chinese medicine. It is known by many names, but often referred to by Chinese medicine practitioners in the US as “Sichuan lovage root.” While the root and rhizomes have therapeutic properties, ligusticum is also used to flavor food and add fragrance to cosmetics because of its warm […]

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