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Alternative Medicine & Acne – How You Can Use Herbs to Help Treat Your Acne!

Alternative Medicine & Acne – How You Can Use Herbs to Help Treat Your Acne!

Using Herbs to Help Treat Your Acne


Teens are not the only ones that get acne, there more adults out there than a lot of people might think. The reason for the acne, especially in adults is thought to be overactive sebaceous glands. This makes the pores on the face kind of sticky and then in turn this will trap all of the dirt and bacteria that gets on the skin. Although this is the most common belief, some alternative medicine specialists also believe that acne can be caused by the skin actually releasing different toxins when we sweat. Because of this some of these specialists will recommend that their patients use different herbs to help get rid of these toxins. Things like dandelion, yellow dock root and chaparral can help to fight acne. Below you will find a couple of different poultices that are thought to help treat acne.


Using a Dried Herb Poultice
Get some dried lavender, yellow rock root and chaparral from a place that sells these types of organic plants, or you can just grow them yourself, it’s up to you.
You will need a mortar and a pestle to take these herbs and grind them together. You will need to grind them down to a powder that can be mixed together easily.
Next take the mixture and put it into a bowl and then begin adding a little bit of warm water to it until it starts turning into a nice thick paste.
Now take this mixture an put it onto some gauze that is spread out onto a flat and clean surface.
After you have done this you will need to make sure that you clean your face really good. A good thing to use is hydrogen peroxide.
Take the gauze with your poultice and lay down while you make sure that your entire face is covered by the gauze.
You will need to keep this on your face for at least one hour. While you are doing this, don’t be surprise if your skin begins to throb. This is normal. What is happening is that the herbs are actually trying to draw out all of the toxins that are in your skin and even in your blood.



Using a Fresh Herb Poultice
With this you will need to get yourself some fresh lavender, chaparral and yellow rock root. Again you can find these at places that sell organic products. But as always, growing them yourself is probably the best way to go.
Once you have these herbs you will need to take about two ounces of each herb and put them in a small saucepan and add one cup of water to the mixture.
You will next let this mixture simmer for about two minutes.
Again, take some gauze and lay it out on a flat and clean surface. Take the liquid herb mix and pour it onto the gauze.
Make sure to wash your face really good before applying the gauze. As stated before, hydrogen peroxide works great for this.
Take the poultice and put it over your entire face and lie down and relax with it on your face.
This poultice works best when you also keep it on for at least one hour. When the throbbing stops, you will now that the treatment is done and you can remove the gauze from your face.


Even though these herbs are being used as a topical treatment, they still are not meant to be used for extended periods of time. So it is always advisable, even for acne treatment to use them for a short period of time.


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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Alternative Medicine and It?s Use in Natural Pain Management

Alternative Medicine and It?s Use in Natural Pain Management

Chronic Pain conditions are a growing problem in the United States. And while the debate still rages about whether or not chronic pain should be managed as a separate condition or just a symptom of another problem it is clear that pain management has become a booming segment of the healthcare industry.


Consequently, the use of pharmaceutical drugs for pain control has also reached an all time high. Drugs like Oxicontin, Vicodin and methadone, are front page news in causing America’s latest drug crisis, as a result, the use of cocaine and heroin have also reached levels not seen in this country in 30 years.


Due to the economic and scientific phenomena of the pharmaceutical revolution of the 20th century, thousands of years of knowledge were suddenly abandoned. Herbal medicine has safely and effectively treated pain for millennia, and is for safer than the synthesized, processed medications that today’s doctors seem to be all too willing to hand out like so much candy.


In the realm of alternative medicine, there are many forms of natural pain management that are in fact, the basis of where many of our oh-so-popular pharmaceutical drugs come from.  


Codeine and morphine are opium derivatives that may be effective but are also highly addictive, and even aspirin is a derivative of willow bark. Many other plants have been used in natural pain management since antiquity, such as lavender and chamomile for minor pain issues and these plants have the added benefit of also assisting with the emotional component of pain such as anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Plants like henbane and mandrake are so effective that they are even used very effectively during labor to ease the pain of childbirth.


Some wonderful and powerful herbal medicine can also be found in the spice cabinet. Spices like turmeric, and ginger are two of the most powerful anti- inflammatories on the planet. These plants are natural COX-2 inhibitors; they are the alternative medicine answer to the popular pharmaceutical drugs Celebrex and Vioxx. In the middle east, India and all over Asia where the diets are rich in spices like turmeric, and ginger and cayenne, where life is also far less convenient then our own, people have a far less occurrence of arthritis and chronic back pain, and continue to work very labor intensive jobs such as farming and agriculture work even into their 90’s.


There has always been an accepted school of thought in allopathic medicine that it is acceptable to injure one part of the body to heal another, thus even common over the counter NSAID pain relievers such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, can cause long term damage, acetaminophen to the liver and ibuprofen to the kidneys, in natural pain management many plants, roots, barks, and other herbs not only antistetic in nature but they are also anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic as well, and herbal medicine is gentler on the system and is more synergistic with the body allowing for greater absorption of the necessary constitutes.


So you see that alternative medicine goes beyond the typically accepted ideal of treating just the symptoms and goes farther to treat many of the underlying causes as well as some of the other components involved in chronic pain conditions.


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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 17, 2011 at 11:32 am

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Alternative Treatment for Asthma and Home Remedies

Alternative Treatment for Asthma and Home Remedies

Asthma is a respiratory ataxia characterized by aberrant lung action in which accession of fungus in the lungs is found. Accustomed asthma remedies are the adopted adjustment of asthma back the accepted methods of analysis for asthma may accept abounding ancillary effects.

The Wheezing, coughing, conciseness of the animation and chest binding are some of the affection acquired by the absorption or obstruction of the airways. The airway inflammation, a action that makes the airways in the lungs become red, bloated and attenuated is one of the causes of absorption or blockage of the airways.

This blockage of fungus accession streamlines the breath activity in the patient. Before allotment any herbal antidote for asthma the accommodating has to argue a doctor to accomplish several analytic tests to affirm that he is accepting asthma. After the acceptance the accommodating can accept an herbal antidote for asthma in appointment with the doctor. The best of the antidote depends on the action of the patient.

Herbal Asthma Aid and Herbal Respiratory Aid are some of the articles that are accessible in the bazaar for analysis of asthma. A accommodating can accept any of these herbal antidotes for asthma. The capacity of these articles accommodates the herbs like Elecampane, Ginger, Garlic, Mustard and Licorice. The herbs mentioned aloft accept alleviative backdrop that appose asthma symptoms. Licorice is an assemble that clears the fungus accession from the lungs. This herbal antidote for asthma can as well is acclimated separately. If the accommodating is accepting top claret burden he should not use licorice separately.

Herbal asthma aid is an accustomed artifact fabricated with alleviative herbs is one of the a lot of able accustomed cures asthma. Garlic, amber and alacrity are said to anticipate the accession of fungus in the lungs and appropriately are taken as accustomed asthma treatments. Herbs such as licorice accept the addiction to belch fungus from the lungs. This is acclimated to absolve the lung of fungus accumulation.

The capacity of these articles accommodates herbs like Elecampane, Ginger, garlic, alacrity and Licorice. The herbs mentioned aloft accept alleviative backdrop that appose asthma symptoms. Licorice is an assemble that clears the fungus accession in the lungs. If the accommodating has top claret burden should not use licorice separately.

Before allotment any herbal antidote for asthma, the accommodating should argue a doctor to accomplish assorted analytic tests to affirm that he has asthma. After acknowledging the accommodating can accept an herbal analysis for asthma in appointment with the doctor. The best of analysis depends on the action of the patient.

Most humans adopt an herbal antidote for asthma as it is accepted that it is finer at a affair after any ancillary effects. It is the best for a accommodating to accept an herbal analysis for asthma in appointment with a physician. Should argue a doctor above-mentioned to demography any herbal antidote for asthma.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 11, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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Alternative Asthma Treatment

Alternative Asthma Treatment

If you are an asthma sufferer and particularly if you are diagnosed with allergic asthma, it can seem at times that even the treatment or treatments you are receiving through conventional sources can sometimes seem somewhat experimental. You try one medicine and see how it works. Then you talk to your doctor about your malady and he might give you something els to elevate some other aspect of your symptoms, until you find what works and what doesn’t and in what combination they should be used and at what dosage.

Then there is the tests and diagnosis you go through to determine what you are actually allergic to and how it can be controlled or eliminated. It is important to understand that a doctor is trained in the medical process of elimination and fully understands the effects and side effects of the drugs he is screening you for during this process. So when the treatment that works best for you is finally determined and your schedule treatment is having positive effects, one might be led to belive that further trials might bring even more relief.

So you might start thinking about the natural or alternative medicines you might have heard about. What can be the problem? They are only herbs and natural herbs at that. You use herbs in cooking every day and you are just fine. Before you grab a handful of any medicine,herbal, or conventional, you should think twice before brewing it up in a cup of tea. herbal medicines can be very powerful and some can have toxic side effects. Some may have a negative reaction to the medicines you are taking now.


Opium is an herbal derivitive and a spoon full of it can kill you. I make this point only to point up the potential for strength and potency in herbal medicines. Never ever discontinue your prescribed medicines you doctor has given you without having a serious talk with your doctor. There are herbal remedies for bad breath that can be purchased at your drug store and might actually work but not as good as a tooth brush and dental floss. No one has ever died as a result of bad breath though. No matter what you hear about any herbal treatments always consult your doctor and let him or her explain what exactly it is in the medicine you are thinking of consuming.

There are other complimentary or alternative medicine therapies that are out there. As long as you consult your doctor some are no risk at all. Acupuncture is one. The only risk here is having to walk around with sore spots on your body, as long as you continue your prescribed medicine. If you are going to experiment with food avoidance it is also important to let your doctor know what you are doing so if you begin to suffer from malnutrition he knows what the cause is. If you suffer from food allergies it is wise to have a medical professional supervise and document your food elimination program.

If you are a severe asthma patient you can at times feel desperate and might be willing to try anything at times. It can leave you alone and isolated and unable to do the things you like to do. Many asthma patients have found relief from group therapy. Being able to talk with others who have the same problems is always a help and has no risk of side effects other than possibly making some new friends. So never underestimate the power of positive thinking as a part of your treatment and before you ever consume any type of herbal concoction, talk to your doctor first.

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Saw Palmetto: an Alternative Baldness Treatment

Saw Palmetto: an Alternative Baldness Treatment

Saw palmetto, sereano repans, is often known as sabal, especially in Europe but also found under a number of other names. It is a native fan palm of the south east United States of America, especially in Florida. It was at one time part of the regular diet of the native American Seminole people, even though the taste has been described as repugnant by some. They would collect it, dry it out and use as a year round staple food. It was also used by early settlers as a medicine for cattle with urinary problems and in 1907 a saw palmetto drying facility was set up in Florida by Lilly and Company. It began to be introduced by drug companies in the 1950s when it was used in the treatment of prostate enlargement. It was especially effective when treating the early stages of the disease and considered to be less likely to cause the patient harm from side effects than using other drugs. It was later found to help with hair loss problems by limiting 5 Alpha Reductase action and so promoting healthy hair follicles. Now saw palmetto is becoming the herbal treatment of choice for alopecia androgenica.

Saw palmetto baldness treatment is said to work by interrupting hormonal signals and therefore reducing the uptake by the hair follicles of a damaging chemical called dyhydrotestosterone (DHT). There are both topical and oral preparations and these can complement each other by reducing DHT locally on the scalp and throughout the body so promoting healthy hair growth.

The study most often cited when explaining the benefits of saw palmetto baldness treatment was a trial run in 2002 by the group of scientists Nelson Prager, Karen Bickett, Nita French, and Geno Marcovici*. This was a relatively small study conducted under double-blind conditions on 19 men between the ages of 23 and 64 years with mild to moderate hair loss. The trial involved administering a oral daily dosage containing 400mg of liposterolic extract of saw palmetto (LESP) with additional [beta]-sitosterol and extra nutrients. Results after five months showed that there was an improvement in hair growth in 60% of the men taking the herbal combination. This compared to an 11% improvement of those receiving a placebo. Although the small number of men taking part in the study meant that the results could have occurred by chance the findings were still very encouraging.


There are now many companies selling saw palmetto baldness treatments and as such there can be problems with differences in recommended dosages. It is a natural product which means that there are variations in the amount of active ingredients that the berries contain. At present there are no regulated manufacturing standards for the purity of saw palmetto and so far the treatment has not yet been evaluated by the US food and Drugs Administration (FDA) for safety. Therefore purity and effectiveness cannot be guaranteed and there can also be wide variations in the quality and concentration from brand to brand. Customers should therefore only buy from reputable companies and must ensure that the preparation contains the saw palmetto lipid extracts. These are the plants natural active ingredients such as fatty acids, oils, waxes and steroids and these are not contained in the juice, bark or dried berries.

Saw palmetto baldness treatments are low in toxicity and now widely used in North America for the treatment hair loss and also used to treat prostate enlargement. Sometimes as an extra step, high concentration saw palmetto in gel form is applied topically to the scalp for improved results. For the early stages of male pattern baldness saw palmetto seems to offer a relatively safe form of treatment before resorting to prescribed drugs.

One note of caution, although saw palmetto can be used by most people, it has not been proven to be safe for women during pregnancy and lactation.

*Prager N, Bickett R, French N et al. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of botanically derived inhibitors of 5-[alpha]-reductase in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. J Altern Complement Med 2002; 8(2): 143-152.

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Herbal remedies for menopause and its alternative treatment

Herbal remedies for menopause and its alternative treatment

Herbal remedies for menopause and its alternative treatment

Menopause is a situation in which the menstruation of a woman stops for one year and ends her reproductive cycle. This is just a normal occasion in a woman’s life. It occurs in every woman when she achieves her late thirties to early fifties. Menopause happens under the influence of hormonal changes in the body. When a woman reaches this period, there are physical and chemical changes that happen and many women practice mood swings, depression, anger, hot flashes, cold sweats, vaginal dryness, urinary changes such as dribbling or repeated urination and burning, and changes in both menstruation and xxx drive. If this happens, the woman must take excellent care of her health and nutrition. Those who encourage themselves well make it through this stage in a good manner.

Menopause is the shutting down of child bearing ability of the woman, and as women go through menopause, their bodies do not produce sufficient amounts of the female hormones.

Many women have to undergo uncomfortable menopausal symptoms; but many herbal remedies have been known to relieve menopausal symptoms.

Thinking of going through hormone replacement therapy to help ease your menopausal symptoms? Have you considered trying some herbal remedies first to see if they help? Rather than go for a drastic option, the use of herbal remedies may be worth a try as they are natural and comparatively safer.

In fact, there are many herbal remedies that can help deal with the various menopausal symptoms that you are having. These include herbal remedies to alleviate your existing condition of night sweats, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, loss of xxx drive, memory loss, depression and sudden mood swings.

Menopause is often referred to as the change. It is often a difficult period for the sufferer as well as those around. Also, it can get depressing as weight gain is a possible outcome during menopause.

Here are some of the alternative herbal remedies for menopause:-

-Ginseng: this is the most popular herb used by women who are experiencing menopause. Although there are many types of ginseng – e.g. white and red, Siberian, American etc. they are all used for increasing/boosting the immune system functions and for relieving stress. The constant use of ginseng can help women improve their feeling of well-being. However, studies have shown that ginseng does not relieve hot flashes, which is a common occurrence with menopausal women.

-Valerian root: This herb has been used as a sedative but it is known to have side effects. The constant use of this herb has been known to cause heart problems and delirium!
-Black co-hose: this herb is only helpful for short periods, it is very effective for treating hot flashes and night sweats for up to six months (or less). This herb will no longer work after six months of use.

Before you try any of these herbal remedies, consult with your doctor. You have to make sure that the herbal remedies for menopause do not interact negatively with the other medications that you may be on. Also, you would need to ask your doctor or herbalist for the recommended dosages of herbal remedies for your specific case. What is useful is to know that hormone replacement therapy is not the one and only solution if you want to ease your menopausal symptoms. There are many herbal remedies out there that can help you alleviate your suffering!

Menopause is often referred to as the change. It is often a difficult period for the sufferer as well as those around. Also, it can get depressing as weight gain is a possible outcome during menopause.

Himalaya menosan is very useful herbal remedies for menopause treatment and an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

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Himalaya Tentex Forte ? Alternative Medicine for Male Menopause

Himalaya Tentex Forte ? Alternative Medicine for Male Menopause

Male menopause is also known as Andropause or Viropause. In the middle ages, men as well as women experience the menopause phase. The main reason behind this is hormonal changes; decrease in gonadal steroids affects the reproductive as well as physical health.

Men Menopause

“It is phase in middle age in which man experience hormonal, physiological changes that affects his reproductive life and causes emotional upsets.”

Generally it is in between the age of 40 to 55, the production of male hormone ‘testosterone’ declines due to aging which affect individuals in different extent. Apart from increased age, disease like diabetes is responsible for causing menopause in men. The menopause period is commonly found in women but recent studies reported that it is in men as well in less extent.


The menopause affects men mentally, physically and causes libido issues also,

Mental Issues

In the phase of menopause male can suffer from feeling of loneliness, high depression, disorders like anxiety, poor concentration, low self-esteem and irritability.

Physical Issues

Physical disorders like, weight gain, hair loss, night sweats, osteoporosis (bone loss), fatigue and sleep loss.

Reproductive Issues

And reproductive malfunctioning causing lack of libido, erectile dysfunction and urinary problems.

All the above symptoms affect the mood, libido and temperament in men. Here the person in menopause experience above symptoms in more or less extent and varies from person to person.

Apart from the testosterone replacement therapy, one can try natural herbal remedies to treat menopause in men, there are list of herbs found to be effective in such condition.

Natural Remedies

A good diet and healthy exercise can be very useful in such cases as it helps one to keep away from diseases like diabetes, hypertension or hypotension which can be major reason for menopause in men,

Fennel – It is commonly used vegetable in Italian food, slightly sweet in taste. Found to be very beneficial to treat menopause symptoms in men. It has antioxidant and health promoting effects.
Ginseng – A Chinese herbal medicine used from ancient time as tonic to increase energy, reduce stress and fatigue. Enhances stamina and endurance, most commonly used to increase the reproduction in male.
Red Clover – This herb is useful to increase the blood circulation in body, especially in genital organs and enhances libido and reduces chances of hot flashes in men. The different vitamins and minerals in Red Clover supports normal functioning of blood circulation, strengthens bones and reproductive organs.
Epimedium – It is known for its libido boosting power. The key ingredient in this herb is Icariin, used widely in the erectile dysfunction disorder. Horny Goat Weed is allows proper blood circulation in genital organs of male. Few studies have reported its usefulness as alternative to Viagra.
Black Cohosh – Both in mental and physical symptoms of male menopause, it is good to use Black Cohosh as it improves menopausal symptoms and gives relief from irritability, sleep loss and night sweats.
Tomatoes – Tomato is best herbal remedy in case of prevention of prostate gland cancer. It is also useful in erectile dysfunction and cures the symptoms of male menopause.
Ginkgo – Gingko or Gingko bilboa helps in genital erection in male by increasing the quantity of blood flow. Also increases libido in male. Useful in the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure which are the main causes of libido disabilities and menopause disorders in male.

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Himalaya Tentex Forte herbal medicine for Men brings about overall support of reproductive function, helps overcome age-related loss of libido and generally improves performance.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Herbs for High Blood Pressure – 7 Tried and Tested Herbs as Alternative Treatments for Hypertension

Herbs for High Blood Pressure – 7 Tried and Tested Herbs as Alternative Treatments for Hypertension

Based on the data of the American Heart Association (AHA), almost one out of three Americans has high blood pressure. The sad part is that they are not aware that the disorder is already in their system.

Only when it becomes severe by manifesting symptoms like nosebleeds, headache, or dizzy spells will the individual submit himself for examination, only to learn that he is already a hypertension sufferer.

He will now require medication, adopt certain diet restrictions, and lifestyle change. On the other hand, he can opt for herbs known to be effective in controlling high blood pressure. The use of alternative medicines has been a common practice among old folks in almost every parts of the globe.

These people were able to tap the vast potential given by Mother Nature without the need of synthetic medicines produced by pharmaceutical companies. In earlier times, this was snubbed by the medical world due to inadequate scientific basis.

To date, a lot of medical studies are underway to validate these herbs as effective treatments for high blood pressure since they are now gaining worldwide acceptance even for other illnesses.

In connection with this, there are 7 tried and tested herbs available to provide the hypertension sufferer natural treatments for high blood pressure:

1. Garlic – Has shown its effectiveness by lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL), maintains the capability of blood to flow freely, strengthens the heart, mild diuretic, and antibacterial.

2. Turmeric – Is an Indian herb commonly used in curry foods but contains curcumin. Curcumin has antioxidant properties that helps improve blood flow, liver metabolism and make the blood vessels stronger.

3. Hawthorn Berry – Improves the flow of blood by opening the coronary arteries. It prevents the arteries from hardening and helps strengthen the heart muscle for better function.

4. Gingko Biloba – This is good for dilation of the arteries, improvement of blood circulation leading to the lowering of high blood pressure. Also, it aids in improving the memory and increasing the flow of blood particularly in the brain area.

5. Olive leaf – The extracts are used for irregular heartbeat and for normalizing the blood pressure.

6. Ginger – Aside from its health properties in improving the blood circulation and relaxing the muscles around the blood vessels, this is also used for easing the digestion.

7. Maitake – A Chinese mushroom commonly used in lowering the cholesterol levels, both the systolic and diastolic.

Complementing these herbs for high blood pressure are nutritional food supplements like coenzyme Q10, calcium, folic acid and vitamins B6, B12, E and C.

Additionally, not all herbs can be used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Medical science has suspected that rosemary oil, Asian ginseng, ephedra, and licorice can trigger this medical problem.

Nevertheless, proper doctor consultation is always needed before venturing in the use of herbs for high blood pressure.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 16, 2011 at 1:29 am

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Alternative Treatment for Asthma – Trust Me there is an Alternative

Alternative Treatment for Asthma – Trust Me there is an Alternative

I’m sure your not like most people that are looking for an Alternative Treatment for Asthma. Most people think that once they find out that they have asthma they’ve got it for life and there is no way out. For some reason the medical experts have a problem with any thing other prescription medication and so any Alternative treatment for asthma would be considered hocus pocus to most of them. Well I just want to tell you that there is an Alternative and it has proven to be an effective one at that.

My wife has had severe Asthma since she was a baby and has tried just about every puffer and prescription medication available. After we got married we began looking into some Alternative treatment for asthma to see if there was some way that we could get her off of those side effect riddled and costly asthma inhalers.

Well we found many different natural remedies that did help her to be breathe better and relieve her of constant wheezing and shortness of breath but most of these were short term and did not really produce much of a lasting effect on her. We found out that most health problems that people have need much more than just attacking the obvious symptoms. That is why a lot of these natural remedies only gave temporary relief. Don’t get me wrong they did give relief, but they only fixed the outward problem and didn’t fix the root of the problem.

The only alternative treatment for asthma that we found to be effective was a not very publicized herb called Quercetin. Although most naturalists will tell you that this is a good herb to help Asthma sufferers most don’t realize the tremendous healing power that this herb gives to the respiratory system.

When my wife first found out about this Alternative Treatment for Asthma she went 7 days without her puffer! If that excites you as much as it did us I want to tell you where we found out exactly how much of this herb to take and many other life changing asthma relieving helps. Just go to . If you scoll down to the bottom of that page you can also get a Free asthma report.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Can You Manage Thyroid Disease With Alternative Medicine?

Can You Manage Thyroid Disease With Alternative Medicine?

If the person has a goiter on their thyroid, they may need and want a plastic surgeon to remove the goiter as part of the treatment. This would be a very rare case. Most cases of thyroid disease can be improved and treated with some form of alternative medicine.

The most serious type of thyroid disease is Hashimoto’s disease. This is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system is in overdrive and attacks the thyroid gland. The natural treatment for this and other forms of autoimmune disease is to take large quantities of the amino acid NAC or N-acetyl-cysteine. It is anti-aging and fights the build up of free radicals in the body. It needs selenium and Vitamin E present for complete assimilation in the body. This amino acid is very good for your liver. Tyrosine is another amino acid that helps your thyroid gland.

Treating and healing thyroid disease with alternative medicine therapy, acupuncture, herbs, Orthomolecular Medicine, animal glandular supplements, and bio-identical hormones is possible. Amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and botanicals are affordable and are used in therapeutic doses much larger than those levels normally found in nature. The concept of orthomolecular medicine is based upon the use of very large doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or botanical extracts for cellular repair. Alternative Medicine encompasses many therapies which may benefit those people with thyroid disease.

Porcine thyroid gland or desiccated thyroid can be found in prescription medications like Armour thyroid, Nathroid, and Westhroid. Enzymatic Therapy makes a product that is organic thyroid glandular supplement. There are several organic brands available and they come in bovine and porcine forms. These are quite affordable and should be taken on a long term basis. Low thyroid can result in other health problems including secondary infections like sinus or bronchitis, brain fog, concentration problems, poor memory, infertility issues, fatigue, depression, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and weight issues. Long term thyroid problems often overtax the adrenal glands. There may be a need to support the adrenal function with an adrenal glandular product for three months.


Chinese medicine is very good at treating thyroid disease. Acupuncture and moxa can be used to treat low thyroid. Chinese herbal patent formulas to treat low thyroid or hypothyroid include Tou Gui Wan, Si Ni Tang, and Zhen Wu Tang. This therapy will be required for at least several months to balance your endocrine system. Orthomolecular medicine can also treat hypothyroid with Ginseng, Reishi, royal jelly, peony, ginger, astragulus, and ashwaganda.

Chinese Herbal Formulas are good for treating hyperthyroid excess of Yang with Yin Deficient Heat. The patent formulas for high thyroid include Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan, and Zhi Zi Qing Gan Tang. Chinese medicine focuses on the heart and kidney to treat thyroid disease. Acupuncture is wonderful at calming the hyperactive symptoms of hyperthyroid disease. Orthomolecular medicine can also use Kava, St John’s Wort, and valerian to treat hyperthyroid disease.

Dietary changes may be very important in helping manage thyroid disorders. Include kelp and fresh seaweed in your diet along with cold water fish at least three times per week. Avoid foods that have MSG and food additives. Reduce nicotine and alcohol in your diet and increase fresh juice. Fresh watermelon juice and spinach juice are very healthy choices. Increase foods that are high in potassium. Do not eat very large quantities of kale, brussel sprouts, or other cruciferous vegetables.

Orthomolecular medicine uses several supplements for improving thyroid function including zinc, Vitamin E, selenium, Vitamin C, iodine, and B Vitamins. Single herbs, amino acids, and herbal formulas need the proper nutrients as cofactors to properly treat the symptoms.

© Dr R Stone, MD-India

Dr R Stone has a MD in Alternative Medicine from India, MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and BBA from the UT at Austin. Dr R Stone also trained in Laser Therapy, ICAET, and NAET. Honors include Cambridge Who’s Who and Stanford Who’s Who. Memberships include World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Kunsthaus Museum (Zurich), Austin Modern Art Museum, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dali Foundation, Austin Art Alliance, Austin Film Festival, and Chagall Foundation. Dr R Stone owns and Dr Stone has written extensively on brain diseases and alternative medicine.

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