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Traditional Chinese Medicine Treats Acne

Traditional Chinese Medicine Treats Acne

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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been around for more than 2000 years and is effective at treating several skin conditions including acne. Acne is a skin condition that affects approximately 60% of the American population. Although the cause of acne is unknown, genetic predisposition and hormonal changes are believed to be related to the cause of acne skin conditions. Acne is more prevalent in males and can be aggravated by sweating, oral contraceptives, poor skin hygiene, cosmetics, face creams, exercise, and lack of sunlight. Traditional Chinese philosophy believes that an imbalance in the body, mind or spirit can cause physical symptoms of disease. The TCM believes that an excess of internal heat and dampness causes acne and the symptoms of acne. To alleviate acne you must clear the heat and drain the dampness from the body.

Heat can be caused by different sources such as our over consumption of stimulating foods, hormonal changes, physical activity, inability for blood to clean toxins, agitated thoughts, hot weather, or imbalance of qi. Heat can appear as inflammation, over stimulation, and hyperactivity and is reflected on the skin through rashes, pimples, infections, and redness. Dampness is excess water in the tissues of the body. Dampness can be caused by water accumulation in the digestive tract, excess oil, fatty, cold or raw foods, irregular eating habits, insufficient sweating, damp environment, and insufficient heat. Bacteria, fungus and viruses thrive in excessively damp environments even in the body. Dampness can be reflected through the skin as swelling, cysts, pimples, pus, and fluid discharge.


A traditional Chinese herbalist should be consulted when determining which Chinese herbal supplements to take to clear up your acne. Although there are minimal side effects, you will not see the results you want by indulging in every Chinese herb on the market. Specific concoctions of herbs will work for certain people. An herbalist will determine which concoction of herbs is right for each individual person and their specific symptoms. TCM can use leaves, flowers, fruit, bark, minerals and roots from plants in their acne treatments.  There are several different ways to take herbs in decoctions or teas, powders, tinctures, pills, syrups, and plasters. Here are some specific herbs that have been used in TCM for thousands of years to treat acne. If you experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or a skin rash after taking herbal supplements, stop taking them immediately and consult your herbalist.


Cai Feng Zhen Zhu an Chuang Wan/ Margarite Acne Pills: This is an excellent remedy to clear up acne.  This product comes ina pill form and is used to clear heat, expel toxins, cool the blood, and regenerate skin cells. Some of its ingredients include Pearl, Honeysuckle Flower, Dandelion Herb, Glehniz Root, Chinese Foxglove Root, Ningpo Figwort Root, Chinese Rhubarb Root and Lucid Gannoderma Sclerotium.


Jin Yin Hua/ Honeysuckle- Can be used in conjunction with chrysanthemum and dandelion to clear excess heat in the blood and stomach. It is a great detoxifier and increases perspiration. It can be consumed as an infusion or applied externally to the skin.


Dandelion Root- Is a blood cleanser which stimulates liver function to cleanse the body. Dandelion root should be drunk in a tea by mixing 2-3 teaspoons of dried dandelion to 1 cup of water. Dandelion leaves can also be eaten in a salad, which aid in digestion but only 2 leaves should be eaten daily.


Dahurian Angelica- Reduces swelling and expels dampness from the body. Should be drunk in a tea by mixing 1 ounce of dried root into 1 pint of water or can be consumed as 1/2 teaspoon diluted in 1 cup water. This root can also be combined with Chrysanthemum and drank.


Skullcap- Clears heat as well as damp heat. Drank as a tea. Combine 1 ounce dried root to 1 pint of water.


Burdock Root- Cleans the blood by detoxifying the body. Acts as an anti-inflammatory. Should be applied topically.


Spica Prunellae/ Prunella Spike- Common herb found in TCM. Boil 1 ounce of dried herb in 1 pint of water. Add honey and drink daily.


Other herbs used in TCM to treat acne include neem, chaste tree berry, chamomile, sarsaparilla, milk thistle, yellow dock, Echinacea root, loquat leaf, rehmania root, moutan bark, forsythia fruit, peach kernel, safflower, Stellaria Root, Purslane, and peppermint.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

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The Role of Chinese Herbs in Chinese Cooking and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Role of Chinese Herbs in Chinese Cooking and Traditional Chinese Medicine

When we speak of Chinese herbs, we are technically referring to herbs sourced straight from China. Chinese herbs are commonly employed for Chinese cooking but may also have medicinal properties that make them ideal to use in Traditional Chinese Medicine too. There are a mind-boggling number of the known Chinese herbs (more than three hundred, at last count) which have reputedly been used in various ways for around 2000 years or so.

Generally, Chinese herbs might either be boiled as a hot tea for at least an hour for the patient to sip, or the Chinese herbs could be incorporated into honey bound pills. The most common purpose for using Chinese herbs is for their health benefits, since these Chinese herbs can reportedly make the human body stronger when the herbs are consumed. Chinese herbs which have developed a strong following are Ginseng, salvia, rhubarb, rehmannia, peony, ephedra sinica, licorice, hoelen, ginger, coptis, cinnamon bark, cinnamon, bupleurum, atractylodes, astragalus, and Dong Quai. Among this list of commonly used Chinese herbs, the one which many might be very familiar with is Ginseng (because of the many commercial products that claim to use this herb as an ingredient.) Much of the Ginseng being used for these commercial products would be made up of the Red Panax ginseng variety which is more affordable than the more highly prized Wild Ginseng variety.

Though not technically part of the Chinese herbs category, there is what is known as American ginseng too, which was employed by Native Americans for their own type of health care treatments.

Are Chinese herbs safe to use? Those who strongly believe in Traditional Chinese Medicine would probably be very convinced that Chinese herbs are very effective, but anyone who is trying out Chinese herbs for the first time (as part of Chinese cuisine or as part of a Traditional Chinese Medicine program of treatment) should always practice caution before ingesting any Chinese herbs. This is because the Chinese herbs that might work for one person might not necessarily work for another. More alarming is the prospect that certain Chinese herbs might even be dangerous for some individuals to use, especially if they happen to be allergic to those Chinese herbs, or if the person is on some commercial drug preparation that might contraindicate with some Chinese herbs. If you are planning to use Traditional Chinese Medicine to complement your conventional medical treatment program, you should always consult your physician first before taking any Chinese herbs on your own. This is for your own protection. Though admittedly various Chinese herbs (like ginger which even Westerners are very familiar with in these modern times) are probably safe to consume on a regular basis, many Chinese herbs are unfamiliar to Western medical practitioners so it is prudent to incorporate such Chinese herbs into your diet and medical treatment slowly – maybe even one at a time – to observe the effects on your body.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Holy Basil (Tulsi) Herb – Medicine and It’s Benefits

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Herb – Medicine and It’s Benefits

Known as the queen of herbs, Holy Basil is renowned for its spiritual and religious significance and has at the same time carved a niche for itself in the traditional Indian system of medicine. Regarded as the ‘Elixir of Life’, Tulsi is known to promote longevity and sound health.

An ancient herb with diverse healing properties, Holy Basil is believed to be an adaptogen which balances and tones the energetic ‘Chakra’ system of the human body. Primarily used in herbal medicines to treat bronchial trouble, the herb is believed to promote the well-being of the lungs, throat and chest. Known to be a skin rasayana, herb is replete with vitamin C, carotene, calcium and phosphorus and keeps the skin glowing and supple.

Tulsi is also known to have analgesic properties, due to a high concentration of Eugenol. Research suggests that Holy Basil has certain anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and pain. It supports detoxification and provides relief in cases of respiratory disorders. Holy Basil leaves are beneficial for people suffering from immunological disorders, allergies and asthma. It also improves the blood circulation of the body. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of the herb help the body to fight off damaging free radicals which are believed to cause aging and disease.


Known to be a powerful immunity booster, this queen of the Orient has the capacity to keep ageing and debilitating health at bay. A medicinal plant with diverse properties, Tulsi is a safe remedy for cough and cold, bacterial and viral infections, radiation poisoning and high blood sugar levels.

Found in the lowlands of India and other countries like Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, Holy Basil or Tulsi is considered the Queen of Herbs and is one of the most cherished herbs of the orient. Not only is Tulsi renowned for its religious and spiritual significance, it also plays a predominant role in the traditional Indian system of medicine.

Tulsi is also believed to have analgesic properties, due to a high concentration of Eugenol.  Practitioners of traditional Indian medicine and experts think highly of the natural herb, found in the lowlands of India and other countries like Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.  The herb is often used in medical preparations for Asthma and bronchial trouble. Holy Basil also improves the blood circulation of the body.

Research suggests that Holy Basil has certain anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling. It supports detoxification and provides relief in respiratory disorders. It’s leaves are beneficial for people suffering from immunological disorders, allergies and asthma. It is also believed to be helpful in the regulation of blood sugar levels in the body.


Holy Basil (Tulsi) benefits a life in different way, which I have already explained. As a expert with Herbal products and its benefits I am on my voyage to learn more about Ayurveda and its implementation of life and helping community to understand what herbal products and supplements can bring change in health.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Natural Dog arthritis treatment – Dog arthritis pain relief medicine

Natural Dog arthritis treatment – Dog arthritis pain relief medicine

Lіke humans, dogs can suffer from the paіns of arthritis . Іf you’re a dog owner reluctant to put your loved companіon through a Dog arthritis treatment, we totally understand your concerns. Many dogs don’t respond posіtіvely to medіcatіons and end up feelіng worse.To solve your dog’s problem, you mіght resort to natural methods of treatment. Let us begіn by defіnіng arthritis  and іts causes іn the canіne world.

Arthritis іs the іnflammatіon of joіnts and muscles usually affectіng older, іnactіve, or overweіght dogs. Unlіke humans, your dog cannot defіne hіs paіn but you can tell іf your dog has arthritis  by hіs level of actіvіty and responsіveness when you call hіs/her name. The most common type of arthritis  affectіng dogs іs osteoarthritis  assocіated wіth overuse of cartіlages. You can help your dog battle arthritis naturally usіng the followіng herbs and supplements…

Vіtamіn C іs one of the best supplements to protect agaіnst joіnt deterіoratіon. Dependіng on your dog’s sіze, you can add up to 4,000 mg of powdered Vіtamіn C to theіr meals to allevіate arthritis  symptoms. You must avoіd powdered Vіtamіn C that’s hіghly acіdіc, іnstead use a less acіdіc form — Ask your pharmacіst for more detaіls.


Mussels are essentіal to repaіrіng damaged tіssues. Greenlіp mussels and Perna mussels are most effectіve іn dog arthritis  treatment. Іf you can’t fіnd fresh mussels, you can easіly fіnd a suіtable shellfіsh extract at your local pet store.

Vegetables are one of the top dog arthritis fіghters. Your dog may not lіke eatіng vegetables, but try to mіx them wіth hіs/her food for best results. Vegetables are rіch іn mіnerals and vіtamіns that help allevіate arthritis  aches.

Alfalfa and Yucca are great іn reducіng arthritis paіns for dogs. These herbs can be easіly brewed іnto a tea that your dog drіnks on a daіly basіs. The dosage depends on your dog’s sіze and age. For best results, try to brew the tea early mornіng as your dog’s joіnts are the stіffest then.

Stіngіng nettles are yet another herb that can lower your dog’s arthrіtіc paіn.You can easіly make your dog a stіngіng nettles tea usіng the powdered extract. For best results, add the stіngіng nettles to the Alfalfa and Yucca herbal tea.

A mіx of comfrey leaves, chopped rosemary, and parsley lubrіcate your pet’s joіnts. Whіle many dogs won’t lіke the mіx, they stіll love eatіng comfrey leaves.

Usіng these natural methods, you can reduce the symptoms of dog arthritis. One obstacle іs that dogs can be fіckle wіth theіr eatіng patterns. Another obstacle іs the cost and avaіlabіlіty of these natural herbs. As a solutіon, you can use natural arthritis  relіef oral drops. Such homeopathіc remedіes are easy to admіnіster and have no negatіve sіde effects on your dog’s health.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 14, 2011 at 5:00 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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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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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 5, 2011 at 5:00 am

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Propecia Finasteride as Men Hair Loss Medicine

Propecia Finasteride as Men Hair Loss Medicine

Propecia (generic name Finasteride) is a powerful drug used for the treatment of men hair loss to increase hair growth and prevent further hair loss. Propecia is a prescription medication and is to be taken orally by men only. Propecia is not licensed for use in women.




Propecia is used for treating male pattern baldness on the vertex (at the top of the head) and the anterior mid-scalp area. Male pattern baldness is a common condition in which men experience thinning of the hair on the scalp which often results in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head. Propecia is licensed for use by men only and should not be used by women or children.


Propecia is developed by Merck pharmaceutical company. The drug is available in tablet form of 1mg dosage strength for men hair loss. You can buy Propecia online or from a pharmacist on prescription only.


About Hair Loss:


Losing up to 100 hairs daily is considered normal as these get replaced by new hair naturally. Hair loss process starts if the rate of hair fall increases at an alarming rate. Moreover, if the new hairs that replace the old one come slowly or are thin, it may be onset of hair loss. Male pattern hair loss (male pattern baldness) is the most common cause of hair loss but there could be some other reason behind your hair loss. Discuss your particular hair loss with your doctor before you buy Propecia or begin any other hair loss treatment.


Propecia as Men Hair Loss Treatment Medicine:


Propecia has been studied in several tests including a 5 year clinical study to understand its effectiveness in treating men hair loss. The study produced following results:


90% of participants saw a visible improvement divided into 48% who saw re-growth of hair and 42% who saw no further hair loss. This is compared to 25% in a placebo control group.fine

In the first year of the study 86% experienced visibly more hair.


The active ingredient in Propecia is finasteride which belongs to a group of medicines known as 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors. Finasteride prevents the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase from converting testosterone to its active form DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the body. DHT plays a major role in inherited male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). By preventing the production of DHT, finasteride can stimulate hair growth in many men with mild to moderate inherited male pattern baldness.


Propecia Dosages:


Propecia (finasteride) is available in 1 mg dosage strength as the standard dosage strength for men hair loss is 1mg Propecia tablet a day. Do not exceed or lower the dose unless your doctor tells you to do so. Please note that taking double dose or increasing Propecia dosage will not yield better results. Taking double dose of finasteride (propecia), may cause you side effects.


Always remember to take the dose same time everyday for best results. Finasteride can be taken without regards to food, if however, you experience stomach problems, take Propecia finasteride with food. In any case, follow your doctor’s instructions.


If you miss a dose of Propecia medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to avoid side effects.


Propecia Side Effects:


Like any other prescription medicine, Propecia too has certain side effects. However, in clinical studies Propecia has shown very few side effects that too very rarely and did not affect most men.


In clinical studies for Propecia, a small number of men experienced certain sexual side effects, such as less desire for sex, difficulty in achieving an erection, or a decrease in the amount of semen. Each of these side effects occurred in less than 2% of men and went away in men who stopped taking Propecia because of them.


Some other mild and less serious side effects of Propecia include allergic reactions including rash, itching, hives, and swelling of the lips and face, problems with ejaculation, breast tenderness and enlargement, and testicular pain. However, you should report to your doctor if any of these side effects are persistent or bothersome. It is recommended that you should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breasts such as lumps, pain, or nipple discharge.


Propecia Precautions:


Propecia is for the treatment of hair loss in men only and should not be used by women or children.


Pregnant women or women who may potentially be pregnant must not handle crushed or broken Propecia tablets because the active ingredient may cause abnormalities of a male baby’s sex organs.

If a pregnant woman comes into contact with propecia finasteride by mistake, she should immediately wash the area with soap and water and consult a doctor.

Do not buy Propecia if you are allergic to finasteride or any other ingredient of it or a similar type of medication called dutasteride.

Always tell your doctor if you have liver disease, or abnormal liver enzymes, prostate cancer, bladder muscle disorder, stricture of urethra, or inability to urinate before you buy Propecia.

Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, herbal medications or supplements that you are taking. Also, let your doctor know if you use caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs as these can affect the action of many medications.

Men using propecia should not donate blood. Even after you complete the treatment, you should not donate blood for at least 6 months. If your blood is transfused to a pregnant woman, she can have health problems.

Always buy Propecia made by its original developer, Merck pharmaceutical company only. Do not buy Propecia available in generic forms as the risk of getting fake Propecia increases a lot.

Propecia can only work over the long term if you continue taking it. If you stop taking Propecia, you will likely lose any hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment.

The use of Propecia has not been studied in elderly men with male pattern baldness.


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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 4, 2011 at 1:26 am

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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 - May 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

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Creating the Miracle of Pregnancy with the Traditional Chinese Medicine

Creating the Miracle of Pregnancy with the Traditional Chinese Medicine

Nowadays, many modern treatments can help you overcome infertility with the aid of high technique and expensive drugs. These methods appeared a couple of decades ago; but do you know that there are some ancient infertility treatments which have been used for hundreds of years? And traditional Chinese Medicine is one of them. The high rate of conception of many couples who used it proves that this treatment really creates a miracle of pregnancy.


The traditional Chinese medicine is the combination of more than 15 ingredients chosen from 150 different herbs which can help you increase the chance of getting pregnant. And the mixture of these natural herbs varies for each person but it still follows with some basic principles which are preserved by our ancestor for many years. The main raw material of these medicine come from roots, barks, flowers, fruits and leaves. These Chinese medicines seem to have been very popular in Orient for long time but in the recent years, this treatment has also attracted the great attention from many countries in Europe and America because of their special effectiveness in raising the chance of having baby.


The Chinese herbs can have effect on the level and operation of hormone in your body to treat infertility. The daily or periodic use of herbs can bring to you the positive result within three to six months. So if you use these medicines regularly, you can shorten the waiting time to get pregnant. A nutritious diet and a suitable exercise program are also very important for your health as a preparation to heighten the result of Chinese medicines.


This traditional method can also be necessary for you during your pregnancy period. These herbs will help you improve your health to overcome some symptoms of pregnancy which can become a great problem for many women, such as morning sickness, fatigue, etc. Moreover, with this treatment, you can decrease the rate of miscarriage which results from the losing balance in the mother’s system. And using these herbs will be safer than some other artificial drugs because you can avoid side effects which can cause the defects for your baby.


Through this article, you can see that the traditional Chinese medicine can create the miracle of pregnancy for many women who are facing up with infertility.

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