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The Mulberry Tree in Chinese Herbology

One of the most useful plants in Chinese herbal medicine is the white mulberry plant, Morus alba. Since ancient times the Chinese have used this plant for raising silkworms which utilize the tree’s leaves as their main source of food. Chinese medical practitioners have used several parts of this plant for centuries to treat various … Continued

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Acupuncture for Post Surgical Dental Pain

One of my colleagues recently needed gum surgery and was in a lot of pain after the procedure. Her dentist prescribed painkillers but my colleague said that she did not like to take medications. I offered her an acupuncture treatment and during the treatment she said that she felt significantly more comfortable, relaxed and had … Continued

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Native Plant Turns Fate of Breech Pregnancy

The cesarean rate for diagnosed breech presentations rose from 12% in 1970 to more than 95% today. A fetus that is in a breech position has it s head at the top of the uterus instead of down against the cervix, this can create complications during delivery. For women who are planning on having a … Continued

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Beat The Heat with Cooling Herbs

During the hot weather, we automatically reach for an iced cold drink to cool us down and quench our thirst. But is it the best thing for us? Drinking iced cold fluids only lowers the body temperature temporarily. The stomach then has to work twice as hard to produce enough heat for digestion making you … Continued

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