Posts Tagged ‘oriental medicine’

Treat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms with Chinese Medicine Naturally

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

After a long, bitterly cold winter, one of the best things to do is get outside and breathe in the sunshine. Unfortunately for many Philadelphians, the warmth of spring comes with a large helping of seasonal allergy symptoms, brought on by increased levels of dust and pollen in the air. According to the American College […]

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The Use of Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong) in Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Eucommia (du zhong) is the bark from the hardy rubber tree, which originated in the Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, and Hubei provinces of central China. It is grown as an ornamental and shade tree, and can reach heights of up to 60 feet in temperate climates. To obtain the bark, small patches are peeled away from mature […]

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Gardenia (Zhi Zi) Herb: Benefits & Uses in Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

The common gardenia, or Cape Jasmine, is a popular ornamental shrub that will be familiar to many Americans. It is known for its heavily fragrant white flowers and glossy green leaves, and is common across the warmer regions of the U.S. – especially the deep South. Gardenia is native to China, Japan, and Taiwan, but […]

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Treating Eczema Naturally with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

Eczema – also sometimes referred to as dermatitis – is a common skin condition marked by an itchy red rash that can appear in skin folds around the knees, elbows or neck. Children commonly suffer from eczema, but studies have also shown the condition to be widespread in adults – with recent studies showing that […]

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