That’s right you read that correctly food therapy not hot tea therapy 😉 This usually works well when trying to help the kiddos out, I find it easier to bribe them with a sweet treat then to try to force them to sip on hot tea (Maybe that’s just my kids though) 😉 There are a few foods that are really good for cough (whether it be a dry cough or a cough with phlegm) One of my favorites to cook for my kids is Asian Pear (for dry cough) and you can add the herb Chuan Bei Mu (for cough with yellow phlegm) on top. Chuan Bei Mu is only beneficial for yellow phlegm, which we call Heat Phlegm in Chinese Medicine. Because this herb is cold in nature it would not do well with Cold Phlegm aka white bubbly phlegm.
Did you know that remedies for your child’s most common ailments may be no further than your own two hands? Yes, acupressure can be your go-to remedy for a host of conditions, such as cough, constipation, sleep problems, and earaches. The great thing about acupressure is that once you learn some basic points and techniques you will have an effective and gentle treatment method on hand for whenever your little one gets sick. Acupressure can be used in place of acupuncture to get the same effect. Children are especially easy to treat with acupressure because their energies are still very pure and unburdened by years of toxicity. With children a small amount of acupressure can have a great therapeutic effect.
Bai Hua She She Cao (Oldenlandia diffusa) an herb prevalent in East Asia and Southern China, is used in traditional Chinese medicine to clear “heat” and to eliminate “toxins”. It is used in combination with other herbs for the treatment of hepatitis, and tumors of the lung, liver, stomach, and rectum.
Today’s post is short simple and right to the point. If you are a nature lover like me this herb is for you.
Zi Hau Di Ding also known as Chinese Violet or Viola Herba is a very beneficial herb. It has been shown to reduce hot painful swellings and also relieve the toxicity of venomous snake bites. Now before you read anymore into this let me be very clear I still whole-heartedly believe in being treated with anti-venom. I am normally all about the herbs and while this herb is very beneficial in an emergency situation like this I still highly suggest getting treated with an anti-venom as soon as you can.
But if you find yourself in an emergency situation where you or someone you know is bitten by a venomous snake this herb is really good at drawing out the toxins and buys you some very valuable time.
If bitten by a snake Zi Hua Di Ding can be taken orally, just chew it up, drink some water, and swallow; and also applied externally to the bite site (chew up and apply topically).
Viola Herba is also just as good at reducing toxicity in spider bites or skin infections. So if you are out enjoying nature and you come across one of these instances you’ll be good to go because you already have Zi Hua Di Ding in your First Aid Kit 😉 You can usually find this herb online from many different distributors or picked fresh from nature.
Don’t have time for a cold to consume your life (who does)? Most people know cold symptoms can last up to a week if not treated properly so we usually just mask the symptoms with over the counter supplements and try to ride it out. Unfortunately most people have no idea that there is actually a really effective treatment for the common cold. This is where acupuncture and herbs come into play. With a treatment from an Acupuncturist the cold can usually be treated and released from your body within 1 hr.