I put together a dessert using pureed pumpkin or butternut squash, spiced up in a way that moves the blood and is actually good for you. It is brim full of antioxidants and flavonoids. Plus it is delicious. You can switch a good yellow squash for the pumpkin and canned puree works well, but make … Continue reading Delicious Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Probiotic, Pain-relieving Dessert
Pain is complex and there are many facets to it. Here are a few things that may help. But do what you need to in order to minimize pain rather than toughing it out because pain isn’t good for you. Pain may be fixed and stabbing (usually nerve pain) or throbbing and movable. Try to … Continue reading Simple Health Practices that Help with Pain
Your pelvis, referred to as the Lower Jiao in Chinese medicine is the area that lies roughly between your hips below the umbilicus (belly button), within the pelvic girdle of the skeleton. It includes the intestines, rectum, bladder, genitals and their supporting and connecting structural elements like the messentery (connective tissue attaching the intestines), … Continue reading Pelvic Pain and Functional Disorders
Pain is a huge topic and the roots of pain must be treated as well as the immediate pain. A review of many herbs and a few supplements used for treating pain. by Karen Vaughan
A Korean meta-study reviewing data from 27 studies found that acupuncture was effective in relieving menstrual pain. Over 3000 women were studied in total, with treatments ranging from Traditional Chinese Medicine to herbal injections into acupuncture points. The analysis from Kyung Hee Medical Center found that patients with severe period pain reported a greater reduction … Continue reading Meta-Study Finds Acupuncture Eases Menstrual Pain
Pain can be caused by physical or emotional blockages to the free flow of blood and energy. Gate theory says that a little pain can block out larger amounts of pain. July 26th 2006 – Copyright by Karen S. Vaughan. There are different nonpharmaceutical ways to deal with the pain. According to gate theory, a … Continue reading Non Pharmaceutical Ways to Deal With Pain
I’ve been in California this week and after kayaking, fellow acupuncturist Bob Linde noticed that the guide was suffering from back pain and put zaccaria seeds in her ear on the auricular points dealing with back pain. She felt changes immediately and claimed it was the best tip she’d received yet. We know that acupuncture … Continue reading Ear Acupuncture Curbs Back Pain in Pregnant Women
This study is quite important because it explains one way that acupuncture works to regulate pain at a cellular level. While those of us who have experienced acupuncture need no proof that it works for pain, it is still useful to have a mainstream university explaining the mechanism for doctors and (dare I say it) … Continue reading Acupuncture Affects Brain’s Ability to Regulate Pain
Cancers, diabetes, heart attack, falls, fractures, hypertension, neurological impairment, even pain will be prevented by raising your blood Vitamin D levels to the recommended 50-100 ng/ml. range.
In recent years studies in the United States, Europe and China have found that acupuncture is twice as effective as traditional western treatment for pain, including Pharmaceutical drugs, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic. Recently a study found that three forms of acupuncture, one including light stimulation of points with toothpicks, were all superior to western treatment for … Continue reading Pain Management
Acupuncture Beats Western Medicine for Treating Low Back Pain by S. L. Baker Natural News The results of the largest randomized back pain trial of its kind shows acupuncture clearly helps people with chronic low back pain more than standard medical care. But the results of the SPINE (Stimulating Points to Investigate Needling Efficacy) study, … Continue reading Acupuncture Beats Western Medicine for Treating Low Back Pain
Pain does more than hurt, it can shut down your kidneys (SIADH) and kill you. It is important to treat pain. Acupuncture and herbs can treat pain. Gate theory shows that moderate pain can be trumped by slight pain. By Karen S. Vaughan, MSTOM, L.Ac., RH (AHG) We have a culture where people think pain … Continue reading Pain Can Cause Kidney Malfunction- Treat it Now
SAM-e, S-adenosyl-L-methionine, is vital to the production of our body’s most important antioxidant, glutathione, as well as the secondary antioxidants, cysteine and taurine. It also enhances the antioxidant power of superoxide dismutase (SOD) These capabilities underscore SAM-e’s importance as a neuroprotective compound, given the extraordinarily high metabolic activity and energy-intensive demands of both brain cells and neurons. SAM-e … Continue reading SAM-e for Parkinson’s
s an herbalist for whom tastes of herbs -sweet, sour, salty, spicy (pungent), astringent and bland- imply specific medicinal actions. Bitterness is something that is often confusing because there is a genetic component to the ability to taste
Why do I have spasms and what do I do about them? There are many reasons you might have spasms and the hard, painful clenching of contracted muscle can hurt enough to wake you up in pain. What you do is not the same for everyone Overuse or overtraining can cause your … Continue reading Why do I have spasms and what do I do about them?
<< Does anyone routinely use any calming herbs often enough to know if they are safe for nursing mothers? I was thinking of Valerian, hops and passionflower for my sister’s second child (the oldest still wakes during the night)…>> The time after giving birth is normally somewhat anxiety producing. A new mother who typically had interrupted sleep … Continue reading What Herbs Can I Take for Anxiety While Breastfeeding
For most of my life my blood pressure has been on the low side of normal. Considering that fat people are told that this is desirable, I was never cautioned by a doctor that I might want my blood pressure at the higher end. But several things caused me to wonder whether this conventional wisdom … Continue reading Is Your Blood Pressure High Enough?
People have been asking how the stem cells go past the blood brain barrier to get to the substantia nigra where dopamine is made. Stem cells are not supposed to be able to cross the BBB, which is why early stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s was not broadly successful.But it seems that the Blood Brain … Continue reading Getting Through the Blood Brain Barrier
So I had the procedure yesterday. In the morning they took blood and did the mini liposection. I was sedated without loss of consciousness. It was laparoscopic with two tiny incisions, filled with saline and epinepherine then fat cells were extracted. They wrapped my abdomen in a stiff binder and took me to the recovery … Continue reading The Stem Cell Implant
Letters to a NY Times article on Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity seem to regularly cite a study by Gibson et. all which is somewhat misleadingly entitled “No Effects of Gluten in Patients With Self-Reported Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity After Dietary Reduction of Fermentable, Poorly Absorbed, Short-Chain Carbohydrates.” The study was widely reported to have “disproved” gluten … Continue reading Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?